Careers in Special Education
Early elementary/special education graduates have many areas of specialization. You can choose to teach in public schools, or provide other education services. You could also go on to earn your Master of Education (M.Ed.). Job titles may include:
- Special Education Teacher
- Elementary School Teacher
- Preschool Teacher
- Behavioral Specialist
- Learning Support Teacher
- Special Education Advisor
- Assistive Technology Specialist
Our graduates have gone on to work for public and private schools across the region. These include Baltimore County Public Schools, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12, and York City School District.
Special Education Salary
How much do special education teachers make? The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the median annual wage for special education teachers was $61,420 in May 2020. Teachers often work with children during school hours, full-time or part-time. Many do not work during the summer.
Benefits of a Special Education Degree
Early childhood special education is a good career path with lots of growth potential. BLS data says that demand for these jobs should rise as disabilities continue to be identified earlier and children are enrolled into special education programs.
As a teacher, you will have a meaningful career with direct impact on the lives of students and families. Working in a school district also allows for built-in opportunities to continue enhancing your skills.
Elementary Education Salary
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that kindergarten and elementary school teachers earn an average of $60,660 per year. These teachers generally work with children during school hours. Most do not work during the summer.
Benefits of an Early Elementary Education Degree
According to the BLS, demand for kindergarten and elementary teachers is expected to increase over the next decade as enrollment increases and many current teachers reach retirement age. In addition to job security and emotionally rewarding work, early childhood educators tend to enjoy a good work-life balance, with frequent holidays and summer breaks.
No matter what you decide to do with your dual Elementary Education and Special Education degree, we’ll help you excel before, during, and after your job search.