Exceptional Student Education (SEC)

Education is any form of learning or transmission of information that can occur in formal settings such as classrooms or informally through experiences with a person’s environment as a whole. The training of future formal educators includes establishing and fostering skills related to curriculum formulation, instruction, classroom management, educational administration, student services, and human development. Special education teachers work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional and physical disabilities. With students who have mild or moderate disabilities, they ensure that lessons and teaching strategies are modified to meet the students’ needs. With students who have severe disabilities, they teach the students independent living skills and basic literacy, communication, and math.

For more information about this major, please visit the following links from the FAU University Catalog

Related Major Skills

Ability to teach or train
Ability to teach to different learning levels
Computer skills
Dealing with parents or guardians
Decision making
Explaining ideas clearly
Flexibility Lesson planning
Summarizing ideas
Team player Writing and presenting
Sample Career Titles

Sample Work Settings

Adoption and Child Care Agencies
Adult Literacy Programs Adult Schools
Advertising Firms
Alternative Schools Boards of Education
Book Stores or Publishing Companies Bureau of Blind Services
Church Organizations
College or Universities
Community Colleges
Community-Based Organizations
Continuing Education Centers
Correctional Institutions
Day Care Centers
Education Based Business
Entertainment Centers or Resorts
Government Agencies
Hospitals or Rehabilitative Centers
Inpatient or Outpatient Facilities
Insurance Companies
International Schools
Labor Unions
Manufacturers of Childcare Products
Marketing Firms
Newspapers or Magazines
Nursery Schools Nursing Homes
Parks and Recreation Departments
Political Parties
Research Facilities
Schools (Public, Private)
Test Development
Test Preparation Companies
Trade Schools

 Last Modified 8/5/19