All children can learn. With our exceptional bachelors degrees which emphasize special education, you will learn about the characteristics of mild to severe disabilities, the application of assessments, and the development of diverse learners. You will gain first-hand experience with assistive technologies that you’ll use in your future classroom. As a special education teacher, you will make a difference in the lives of exceptional learners.
Where It Is Offered
Commerce, Corsicana (Navarro College), Dallas, McKinney (CHEC), Mesquite, Online
Foreign LanguageNo foreign language credits required
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Focus Your Passion
Choose from two special education teaching certification options.
Teacher Certification, EC-6 with Special Education
This track prepares you to work primarily with students with disabilities in early childhood through sixth grade classroom settings. Completing this program and passing all TExES exams certifies you to teach special education in the state of Texas.
This track prepares you to work with students with disabilities in all grade levels and in both general education and special education classrooms. Completing this program and passing all TExES exams certifies you to teach special education in the state of Texas.
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At A&M Commerce, a degree in special education gives you in-demand skills and knowledge. As a graduate, you will be well prepared for your successful teaching career. In fact, our special education program boasts a nearly 100% employment rate throughout Texas!
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
Special education teachers, secondary school
Special education teachers, middle school
Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school
Special education teachers, preschool
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020
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Job placement and satisfaction are high in our education program. In fact, regional school districts often seek out our graduates. Check out a few of the school districts where our students have taught. Discover where you belong!
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Our bachelor’s degree program in special education offers you a flexible way to earn your degree. You may take classes online or face to face. Many of our courses are offered at the main campus in Commerce, at the Mesquite Metroplex campus, at Navarro College, or at the Collin Higher Education Center in McKinney.
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Student Council for Exceptional Children, Chapter 211
Student Council for Exceptional Children is a local chapter of the national Council for Exceptional Children. This organization consists of A&M-Commerce students who have an interest in children with special needs and those who are considered gifted and talented. Our goal is to improve educational professional standards and to increase awareness of children with exceptionalities.