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Special Education Teacher Training

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Volunteers work with education offices, schools, and local teachers of students with special needs.

Depending on your specific assignment, you might:

  • Focus on methodology, individualized instruction, classroom management, and resource development for teachers
  • Work with parents and communities to develop projects to raise public awareness and understanding of people with disabilities

How do I qualify?

Education

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in special education;
OR a bachelor's degree with certification in special education;
OR a bachelor's degree in education with one year full-time experience working with populations described in the next column;
OR a bachelor's degree in any discipline with one year of experience described in the next column.

Experience

Applicants must have experience working with those who have learning or developmental disabilities; emotional, physical, or multiple handicaps; or those who are hearing or visually impaired. This experience can range from student teaching to many years of teaching in a school system or working in an institution. Many applicants have experience working with individuals with disabilities in group homes or other organizations.

How will this advance my career?

Through serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer, you can gain fluency in a foreign language, international experience, and cross-cultural understanding, attributes that are highly sought-after assets in today's global economy. Experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer working to train local teachers is valued by numerous organizations, including the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of Education, the Corporation for National and Community Service, public and private school districts across the U.S., and many private companies and nongovernmental organizations seeking individuals with unique skills. Find out how returned Peace Corps Volunteers receive advantages in federal employment.

Also See: Volunteer Benefits

Last updated Apr 16 2014