Elementary / Special Education: Student Teaching and Careers
An internship is required of all graduate students. You'll work with children/adults with physical or mental disabilities in a variety of settings, including inclusive classrooms, special public school classes and classes in residential treatment centers, special schools and hospitals. Opportunities for case conferences, learning seminars and teaching critiques are offered, as well as numerous field experiences to observe successful programs.
We also offer field experience that provides you with the experience of working with various groups of children with physical or mental disabilities, in places such as a public school, institution, sheltered workshop, activity center, summer camp or community MH/MR facility, or by doing a specific piece of research with a particular population of students.
The field of special education continues to grow, providing excellent professional career opportunities for today's graduates. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that there will be a 35% increase in the number of jobs available in special education through 2012.
Cal U prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge, integrity, character and experience. With the help of Career Services , we'll connect you to potential employers through networking events, job shadowing opportunities, on-campus recruiting, job and internship fairs, and organizational visits.
Where Our Graduates Are Working
California University of Pennsylvania
Trinity Area School District
Washington School District
Uniontown Area School District
Laurel Highlands School District
Canon-McMillan School District
Albert Gallatin Area School District
Monessen City School District
Charleroi Area School District
Belle Vernon Area School District
Elizabeth Forward School District
Ringgold School District
Frazier School District
Upper St. Clair School District
Brownsville Area School District
California Area School District
Bentworth School District
Intermediate Unit 1
Intermediate Unit 7
We also have people teaching in school districts out of state, including Las Vegas, Nev., Virginia, Ohio, California and Alaska.