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Special Education, Modified K-12 A.S. TTP

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Special Education

The A.S. Special Education degree at Motlow is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP).
The median salary for a special education teacher is $59k per year with an advanced degree.
Teachers fulfill unique needs in the lives and development of children.

Teachers fulfill unique needs in the lives and development of our younger citizens. For children whose needs go beyond what is usually available in the classroom, the teacher is even more crucial. Students can have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. Teachers make sure that lessons and teaching strategies are designed to meet individual needs. If you have a desire to experience this rewarding challenge, a career in special education can lead to numerous employment opportunities.

Motlow’s associate degree prepares graduates to assist young people who have learning disabilities. Those who earn this degree might also meet the educational needs of pupils by providing personal instruction and individual attention.

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The median salary for a special education teacher is $59k per year with an advanced degree.

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Career Opportunities

  • Teacher’s Assistant ($19-38k/year) 
  • Special Education Teacher ($56-63k/year) 
  • Learning Disability Specialist ($39-54k/year) 
  • Education Coordinator ($42-51k/year) 
  • School Counselor ($48-57k/year) 

The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Special Education at Motlow State Community College prepares you for transfer to a university through the Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP). TTPs enable you to complete your degree at Motlow and then transfer to any Tennessee public university, and several Tennessee private universities, as a junior to complete your bachelor’s degree.

Special education courses include instruction on early childhood education, child and adolescent developmental psychology, and inclusive teaching.

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