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If you have a passion to teach students with disabilities, you’re in the right place. This program will provide you with the experience and credentials to do just this.
You will write individualized education programs (IEPs), create behavior plans, and learn to collaborate with parents and other professionals. You will also receive general education training so that you will confidently be able to teach literacy and math skills to students in all sorts of settings. Hands-on experience will be readily available on-campus and off. You’ll work with Lipscomb’s IDEAL program and will continue on to student teach at a local school.
Your degree will comply with Tennessee’s newest special education license requirements allowing you to teach in a variety of settings, both in the classroom and outside of it. You will be a sought after professional, and our 100 percent job placement rate continues to confirm the necessity of your skills.
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Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.
With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.
Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.
Director, Master of Education/Special Education
Misty Parsley has bachelors and masters degrees in Speech Language Pathology and a doctorate degree in Special Education Administration. She has dedicated her career to students with disabilities, previously serving...Learn More
Assistant Professor of Education
Robbie Hampton is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education. Her primary duties are with teacher candidates in Special Education. She teaches a number of graduate and undergraduate courses...Learn More
Special education teachers work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. They adapt general education lessons and teach various subjects, such as reading, writing, and math, to students with mild and moderate disabilities. They also teach basic skills, such as literacy and communication techniques, to students with severe disabilities.
Rehabilitation counselors help people with physical, mental, developmental, or emotional disabilities live independently. They work with clients to overcome or manage the personal, social, or psychological effects of disabilities on employment or independent living.