A degree in Special Education enables the holder to teach students with special needs in the area(s) for which the teacher is qualified:
- cross categorical which can include learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, mild or moderate intellectual disabilities, autism
- sensory impairments (hearing and vision)
- low incidence disabilities (severe, profound, multiple disabilities; other health impairments; physical impairments; traumatic brain injury)
- early childhood special education
Why Special Education @EMCC?
EMCC offers courses for students to complete both degree programs. Education courses, and particularly Introduction to the Exceptional Learner (EDU222), provide a strong foundation for a career in teaching and include field experiences and practicums to give students real-world classroom experiences.
Special Education teaching certification is valid for grades K-12. Therefore, students can choose to pursue an Associate in Arts in Elementary Education (AAEE) Degree if they are more interested in teaching grades 1-8, or students can choose to pursue an Associate in Arts (AA) Degree if they are more interested in teaching grades 7-12. These degrees transfer as a block to any of Arizona’s state universities as well as private institutions.
|At EMCC, get a degree in...||And transfer to a university to get a degree in...|
|Associate in Arts, Elementary Education (AAEE)||Bachelor of Arts in Education|
|Associate in Arts (AA)||Bachelor of Arts in Education|