What You Can Do With a Major in Special Education

The special education major at Aurora University seeks to prepare candidates to utilize a variety of theoretical and research-based practices to enable students with disabilities to reach their full potential. As a teaching candidate, you’ll work closely with students of various ages, studying the developmental stages and instructing in a variety of group settings. The field of special education is in need of additional educators throughout the nation.

POTENTIAL CAREER TITLES

Prepare for potential careers as a(n):

  • Adult Education Teacher
  • Alumni Relations Coordinator
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Day Care Administrator
  • Elementary/Secondary Teacher
  • Financial Aid Counselor
  • Grant Writer
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Media Center Specialist
  • Missionary Worker
  • Preschool Administrator
  • Resource Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Industrial Arts Teacher

Potential careers for graduates with additional education or experience:

  • Educational Therapist
  • Education-Training Administrator
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Professor
  • Librarian
  • School Psychologist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Student Affairs Administrator
  • Vocational Rehab Counselor

CAREER PLANNING AND JOB SEARCH RESOURCES

CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES

Student organizations:

  • Future Educators at Aurora University

On-campus employment:

  • Communities In Schools

For Volunteer opporunties, contact the Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT CAREER SERVICES:

630-844-5403 | career@aurora.edu | aurora.edu/career
Eckhart Hall, Room 316