Career Opportunities

Career opportunities

Candidates who graduate from the Teacher Education Program in Special Education from Siena Heights University will apply for initial certification from the State of Michigan. These candidates are prepared to teach in both general and special education classrooms. The general education certification is either elementary or secondary, but the special education certification includes kindergarten through twelfth grade in either the area of learning disabilities or cognitive impairments.

The special education settings can include:
• full inclusion
• resource room
• self-contained
• center-based 
• transition

Special education careers can also occur outside of the typical school settings, for example:
• post-secondary transition centers
• day-treatment programs
• correction centers
• adult service provider
• early intervention

Students can also pursue a master’s degree at Siena Heights in the area of special education in the areas of learning disabilities and cognitive impairments. Other career opportunities that can occur through continued education are:
• administrators
• special education coordinators
• consultants
• early childhood special educators

Program Info

Special Education

Learn more about Special Education

Meet Siena


Profile photo

Arthur Gwoszdz

Digital Communications and Computer Information Systems major; Student Government President; Brazil

Faculty & Staff

Profile photo

Gail A. Ryder

Associate Professor of Humanities


Profile photo

Barbara Schmidtman '11

Nuclear Medicine Technologies Graduate; LMC Campus