Careers, Internships & Opportunities


The Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Special Education is primarily designed to place you in an educational setting as an elementary school teacher or a teacher in special education.

Voluntary Internships 

Internships give you opportunities to gain hands-on experience, refine your understanding of your coursework and make professional contacts who can assist your future career development. Internships are voluntary experiences that take place outside of the program curriculum: students do not receive credit for internships. 

Teacher education students can find internship placements with 

Learn more about internship and community engagement opportunities for education students.

    School Partnerships & Associations

    As part of its mission to give back to the surrounding community and provide substantive fieldwork experiences for its students, the College of Education has formed partnerships with more than 25 institutions and organizations, such as

    Career Services

    The College of Education offers a range of career development services to its students. You can also visit the university Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

    You’ll also have access to


    Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Early Childhood and Special Education MEd may include the following examples.


    Median Salary*

    Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School


    Directors, Religious Activities & Education


    Education Administrators, Elementary & Secondary School


    Education Administrators, Preschool & Childcare Center/Program


    Education Teachers, Postsecondary


    Kindergarten Teachers


    Preschool Teachers


    Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten & Elementary School


    Special Education Teachers, Preschool


    Teacher Assistants


    * Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).