Advance Your Career with Special Education
Educators in all types of classrooms have become more marketable and moved up the pay scale thanks to completing graduate programs through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders. Whether or not you are interested in a career specifically within special education, these programs can help you meet your professional goals.
Quality education and flexibility for working professionals.
You will receive a valuable education from an accredited university, instruction from the same expert faculty who teach on campus and the flexibility to earn your degree according to your schedule.
Completing a teaching endorsement program, adding a graduate certificate or obtaining your master's or education specialist degree will also give you the confidence to work with all types of students and can help you move up the pay scale.
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- Autism Spectrum Disorders & Severe Disabilities: Master's degree, graduate certificate, teaching endorsement
- Intellectual, Sensory & Developmental Disabilities: Certificate
- Deaf & Hard of Hearing: Master's degree, teaching endorsement
- Early Childhood Special Education: Master's degree, education specialist degree, graduate certificate, teaching endorsement
- Mild-Moderate Disabilities: Master's degree, teaching endorsement
- Supervisor of Special Education: Endorsement
- Visual Impairments P-12: Master's degree, endorsement
- Special Education & Communications Disorders: Education Specialist degree (Ed.S.)
Employment of special education teachers is expected to grow by 17 percent from 2010 to 2020, as a significant number of older special education teachers are expected to reach retirement age. Refer to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for more information.