Instructional Coordinator for Education Programs
850.769.1551 ext. 2869
Senior Administrative AssistantMs. Jody Walton
210 Social Science Building
Special Education, AA
Are You Interested in Becoming a Special Education Teacher?
Gulf Coast State College’s Special Education Option, Liberal Arts AA will prepare
you to teach children or adults with learning disabilities and will also give you
the knowledge and tools to prepare individual education plans to meet the needs of
each student. If you're creative, patient and want a challenging and fulfilling career
that offers limitless rewards, then a career as a Special Education teacher may be
the right choice for you.
Many career options are available to you including child care worker, preschool teacher, principal, school counselor, special education teacher and teacher's aide. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), the national median pay for special education teachers with a bachelor's degree in 2020 was $61,500.00 per year. Jobs for special education teachers are expected to increase by 8% from 2020 to 2030.
Special Education Course Requirements
A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog
What can you do with Special Education Associate of Arts?
In this field, people find careers as:
Applied Behavior Analyst
Early Intervention Specialist
Special Education Advocate
Special Education Consultant
Special Education Teacher
Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:
University of Florida
University of West Florida
University of Miami
Florida State University
University of Central Florida
Are you ready to get started?
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There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.