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Special Education, A.A.
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 2020 was $61,500.00 per year. Jobs for special education teachers are expected to increase by 8% from 2020 to 2030.
Special Education Course Requirements
ENC1102, English II
MAC1105, College Algebra
MAC2311, Calculus with Analytical Geometry I
MGF1106, Mathematics for Liberal Arts
MGF1107, Survey of Mathematics
EDF2085, Introduction to Diversity for Educators
EME2040, Introduction to Technology for Educators
Select 15 hours:
What can you do with Special Education Associate of Arts?
In this field, people find careers as:
Applied Behavior Analyst
Early Intervention Specialist
Special Education Advocate
Special Education Consultant
Special Education Teacher
Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:
University of Miami
Florida State University
University of Central Florida
Are you ready to get started?
Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships
There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.