The Master’s Degree in Special Education prepares you to attain your Teacher of Students with Disabilities certification after completion of all degree requirements. Since there is no stand-alone certification for special education in New Jersey, attainment of this certification fulfills half of the requirements to teach Special Education. All special education teachers must have dual certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities and another general certification area.
Working in the field of special education offers opportunities for you as a teacher to work as partners with colleagues, parents, trained specialists and the community while positively impacting the lives of children and their families.
Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges
|Job Title||Salary Range|
|Special Education Teachers, Preschool||$29,780 - $100,690|
|Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School||$52,120 - $96,300|
|Special Education Teachers, Middle School||$52,340 - $97,330|
|Special Education Teachers, Secondary School||$53,690 - $102,940|
|Special Education Teachers, All Other||$36,000 - $98,290|
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