Major: Special Education
Special Education majors learn how to teach children with specific needs, such as visually impaired or hearing disabled students, students with learning or behavior disorders, mentally handicapped students, and/or students with a combination of moderate or severe disabilities.
Special Education majors take highly specialized classes on disability and disorder assessment, child development, and classroom management. They incorporate standard educational practice into a specialized program to meet the needs of their students.
The Special Education major requires exceptional patience and a tremendous desire to work with children who have very special needs. You have to manage all of the activities in the classroom while still effectively delivering your curriculum. With its many challenges, majors who go on to teach Special Education find it very rewarding.