Major to Career: Early Childhood / Special Education

Early childhood and special education helps you prepare to teach both infants and toddlers, along with meeting the educational, social, emotional, and vocational needs of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.

You might like this major if you also like: helping people who appear to be different; working with people one-on-one; multitasking; working with very young children; watching them grow and change; volunteering or working part-time at daycare or community centers; crafts; games; puppet shows; team sports; being creative; tutoring.

Early childhood/special education works with young children and those with disabilities, and helps them to learn and grow.

Consider this major if you are good at: active listening, caring/nurturing, coaching, communicating, critical reading/thinking, empathizing with children’s thoughts or feelings, teamwork, leadership, and organizing

  • Pre-school Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Teacher Aide
  • Special Education Administrator
  • Education Administrator
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Phone: 208-496-9850


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