Careers & Opportunities

Careers

Graduates of the Master of Education in Special Education might pursue teaching positions in high-need areas, including the Philadelphia region. Others move into education-related positions in other types of organizations.

Field Experience  

As part of your academic program, you will gain firsthand knowledge in classrooms through immersive field placements.

School & Community Partnerships 

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.

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.

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Outcomes

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

Career

Median Salary*

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten & Elementary School

$57,040.00

Special Education Teachers, Middle School

$58,560.00

Special Education Teachers, Preschool

$52,460.00

Special Education Teachers, Secondary School

$59,700.00

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