Skip to main content
2 answers
2
Asked 348 views

I want to be an elementary school teacher but would it best to be dual certified in elementary education and special education to increase my chances of employment post graduation?

#westchester #education #elementary

+25 Karma if successful
From: You
To: Friend
Subject: Career question for you

2

2 answers


0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Ted’s Answer

Special Ed teachers are highly in demand, so you'll have more career options if you pursue that specialization. It can be very challenging yet rewarding work. I worked for two years in both moderate/severe and mild/moderate special ed classrooms (high school). I don't think you should take a special ed position to "get your foot in the door". You really should be passionate about special ed, view it as a vocation or a calling rather than a job, because some days will test you beyond your limits. This can lead to burnout, but it can also lead to deepening commitment.
0
0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Kelly’s Answer

Not sure what you want. In Texas you get an elementary certification and special education endorsements. I have a number of friends that were special education teachers that were told to take a special education position to get their foot in the door so they could get a regular education job when one came up. Had one friend that taught special education for 28 years at one of my former campuses and regular education classroom opened up and they never allowed or informed her. So just keep in mind, you might get stuck in that position, but my other friends loved special education and I don't think they would have ever taken a regular classroom.

0