Are you interested in becoming a Special Education teacher?
Gulf Coast State College’s Special Education Option, Liberal Arts A.A. will prepare
you to teach children or adults with learning disabilities and will also give you
the knowledge and tools to prepare individual education plans to meet the needs of
each student. If you're creative, patient and want a challenging and fulfilling career
that offers limitless rewards, then a career as a Special Education teacher may be
the right choice for you.
Many career options are available to you including child care worker, preschool teacher, principal, school counselor, special education teacher and teacher's aide. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), the national median pay for special education teachers with a bachelor's degree in 2016 was $57,910.00 per year. Jobs for special education teachers are expected to increase by 6% from 2014 to 2024.