Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation Major

A major/degree in Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities is a program that focuses on the design of educational services for children or adults with mental disabilities which adversely affect their educational performance and that may prepare individuals to teach such students.

Includes instruction in identifying students with mental retardation, developing individual education plans, teaching, and supervising mentally handicapped students, counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (use the College Search feature and enter "intellectual disabilities” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities?

With a major/degree in this program, you may find a job as (but not limited to) a special education teacher, school counselor or specialized childcare provider.

 

Associations and Professional Organizations in Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities