University of Vermont

Early Childhood Education- Special Education

Early Childhood Education- Special Education

Alumni with degrees in Early Childhood Education- Special Education, part of the Teacher Education Program within the College of Education and Social Services, pursue a wide variety of careers directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Early Childhood Education- Special Education.

Job Title

Career Industry

Teacher, All Years Elementary Education
Education Consultant Professional Consulting
Inclusion Consultant Elementary Education
Law Enforcement Technician Federal Government
Instructor Higher Education
Site Coordinator State Government
Special Education Teacher Elementary Education
Vice President Clothing and Accessories

Recent Employers

Boston University United States Government
Perrywinkle’s Fine Jewelry Kennedy Space Center
Dartmouth College

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Early Childhood Education- Special Education

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Good judgment
Use of logic to solve problems
Ability to assess issues and make necessary adjustments

Follows standards of professional behavior
Use of strengths and weaknesses to improve performance

Listens and interprets effectively
Communicates clearly
Ability to engage students’ attention

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Uses appropriate and ethical assessment techniques to enhance learning and teaching
Participates in research activities
Strong observational skills

Ability to write and implement creative lesson plans
Design services and supports for young children with diverse abilities and their families

Ability to integrate educational technology into the classroom
Keeps organized materials, records, and information
Uses research to develop appropriate curricula

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Works collaboratively and cooperatively with students, parents, colleagues, and supervisors to improve the learning community and the community at large

Understands how individual development, cultural diversity, socioeconomic conditions, and individual difference influence opportunities and contribute to full potential
Attention to inclusive practices

Fosters collaborative relationships with family members and peers
Respect the diversity of family structures, preferences, and participation levels


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