Education is any form of learning or transmission of information that can occur in formal settings such as classrooms or informally through experiences with a person’s environment as a whole. The training of future formal educators includes establishing and fostering skills related to curriculum formulation, instruction, classroom management, educational administration, student services, and human development. Special education teachers work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional and physical disabilities. With students who have mild or moderate disabilities, they ensure that lessons and teaching strategies are modified to meet the students’ needs. With students who have severe disabilities, they teach the students independent living skills and basic literacy, communication, and math.

 

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Ability to teach or train Explaining ideas clearly Writing and presenting
Decision making Organization Planning
Dealing with parents or guardians Lesson planning Summarizing ideas
Ability to teach to different learning levels Flexibility Team player
Creativity Computer skills

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

High School Teacher (English, Math, Music, Social Science, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics) Education - Training Administrator Student Affairs Administrator
Educational Therapist Media Center Specialist Employee Trainer
Missionary Worker Financial Aid Counselor  Physical Education Instructor
Grant Writer Preschool Administrator Guidance Counselor
Registrar/Admissions Director Historic Site Administrator Training Specialist
Instructor, College or University Resource Teacher Librarian
School Psychologist Tutor Secondary School Teacher
Teacher, Industrial Arts Social Services Volunteer Adult Education Teacher
Speech Pathologist Alumni Relations Coordinator Special Education Administrator
Athletic Coach Vocational Rehab Counselor Child Life Specialist
Education Management Curriculum Specialist Education Materials Sales
Day Care Administrator Student Personnel Administrator Student Admissions Administrator
Day Care Administrator

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Adoption and Child Care Agencies Hospitals or Rehabilitative Centers Adult Literacy Programs
Marketing Firms Adult Schools Inpatient or Outpatient Facilities
Advertising Firms Insurance Companies Alternative Schools
International Schools Boards of Education Labor Unions
Book Stores or Publishing Companies Libraries Bureau of Blind Services
Manufacturers of Childcare Products Education Based Business Newspapers or Magazines
Church Organizations Nursing Homes College or Universities
Parks and Recreation Departments Community Colleges Political Parties
Community-Based Organizations Research Facilities Continuing Education Centers
Schools (Public, Private) Corporations Trade Schools
Correctional Institutions Test Development Day Care Centers
Test Preparation Companies Nursery Schools YMCA and YWCA
Entertainment Centers or Resorts Government Agencies

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

  • A Youthful Soul
  • Best Buddies
  • College of Education Student Achievement Council
  • Florida Collegiate MENC
  • Higher Education Leadership Professionals
  • KDP Rho Omega
  • Alpha Sigma Lambda

 

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Professional Associations

 

 

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South Florida Education Websites

 

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

National Teaching

 

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International Teaching

 

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Chinese Education

 

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Japanese Education

 

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Korean Education

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

 

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Career Planning Websites

 

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • 101 Career Alternatives For Teachers
  • 101 Grade A Resumes for Teachers
  • AAHE Job Search Handbook for Educators
  • Alternative Teacher Certification
  • Careers for Number Crunchers
  • Careers in Education
  • Careers in Teaching
  • College Board Guide Book of Majors
  • College Majors & Careers
  • Education Occupations File
  • Face to Face: On-Campus Interviews
  • Florida Education Directory by FASA
  • International Jobs: Where They Are
  • Manual on Certification and Preparation
  • Opportunities in Counseling
  • Opportunities in Environmental Careers
  • Opportunities in Social Science Careers
  • Resumes for Education Careers
  • School Board Applications
  • Teacher Certification Requirements
  • Teaching English in Asia
  • The ISS Directory of International Schools

 

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