A student standing and smiling right outside of a building at Cal U.A student standing and smiling right outside of a building at Cal U.

Mentally/Physically Handicapped Certificate: Student Teaching and Careers

Field Experience

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Career Services

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.