Special Education (SPED)

What is Special Education? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
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UofA Special Education

What is Special Education?

According to the University of Arkansas Department of Curriculum and Instruction, "The Special Education Program prepares teachers for teaching students in grades K-12 with a variety of disabilities, such as learning disabilities, mental retardation, attention deficit disorder, autism, and physical disabilities.

The Special Education Program prepares teachers to teach in resource rooms, special education classrooms, and inclusive class settings. It also prepares teachers for teaching students identified as gifted and talented."

Related Careers

Adapted Physical Education Teacher Lobbyist
Employee Development Specialist Research Assistant
Learning Disabilities Teacher Special Education Administrator
Behavioral Specialist Vocational Training Paraprofessional Counselor
Autism Center Manager/Teacher Teacher - Adult Education
Special Education Teacher - Schools Creative Arts Therapist
Camp Director Day Care Center Owner/Operator
Language/Audiologist Educational Advocate
Recreational Therapist Peace Corps/VISTA volunteer
Speech Pathologist Orientation & Mobility Specialist
Rehabilitation Counselor Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
Student Teacher Advisor Tutor

Related Skills

Oral Communication SkillsAbility to organize and coordinate
CreativityAbility to motivate others
Listening skillsSpecial Education Skills
Persuasive skillsWritten Communication Skills
Interpersonal SkillsMathematical Abilities
Curriculum DevelopmentLanguage Skills
Counseling SkillsGroup Dynamics

Job & Internship Search Links

Arkansas Teacher Corps

Council for Exception Children Job Board


Minority Recruitment & Consulting Group for Teachers

School Spring Teaching Jobs

Special Education Teaching Jobs

Teach for America

Teaching Jobs

Teaching Jobs in Arkansas


Career Planning Links

Arkansas Department of Education

Education World


Parent Pals

Special Education Guide


Teaching Certification

University of Arkansas Teaching License Application

Professional Association Links

American Association for Employment in Education

American Federation of Teachers

Council for Exceptional Children

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

National Education Association

National Association of Special Education Teachers

U.S. Department of Education