Christina Marie’s Answer
That is an excellent question. I'm glad to see your interest in special education as it is a very rewarding career.
From experience, specializing in education definitely has its benefits. However, I wouldn't say that you have greater opportunities. Employers look for candidates who are well rounded. For example, I majored in both Deaf Education and Elementary Education. This provides with opportunities in both sectors of education and my employer could use me in various ways within the school system.
Also, another piece of advice for becoming more marketable---learn a language if you don't already have a second language. Employers are usually looking for prospective employees who can also communicate with parents who may only know Spanish for example. It's definitely an advantage I have had during my teaching experience and one that is appreciated by employers.
I wish you the very best in your future endeavors!