Why I Want To Pursue A Master's Degree In Special Education

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I am applying to a Master’s Degree Program in Special Education to work with children of special needs in a classroom setting. I have worked in the education field for over a decade, not always as a teacher. In the past few years, I have worked for nonprofit organizations that have education programs such as tutoring, early childhood education, and college counseling. Doing administrative work is a lot of fun, but I have missed working with students in a classroom setting. My goal is to transition to teach students in Early Childhood Special Education. I have worked with students with different learning styles, but none with special needs. In recent years, I have seen that there has been an increase in students with disabilities. And because of it, School districts are committed in helping children with physical and mental disabilities by employing Teachers with an advance degree in Special Education. By obtaining a master’s degree in Special Education, it will allow me to help special needs students achieve their fullest potential. By understanding the unique needs of special education students, learning to evaluate students’ progress, understanding special education…show more content…
An advance degree in special education will prepare me to create Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and Individualized Education Plans (IEP). The bulk of responsibility for Special Education teachers involves creating and implementing individualized learning Plans. Creating and implementing IEP’s will not only allow a me to help students achieve a certain academic level, but it will allow me to teach them skills to be self reliant. It will also allow a me to empower students by giving them the independence to learn and interpret their surroundings in a way that each individual student can understand. A Master’s Degree will allow me to enable students and their parents by making recommendations that will promote learning in the
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