UGA Specific Information for Special Education

The special education program prepares teachers and teacher-educators, and provides leadership in the field at local, state, national and international levels. Its graduate programs are perennially ranked among the top 20 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The special education program prepares highly skilled teachers and teacher-educators, and provides leadership in the field at local, state, national and international levels to assist individuals with disabilities in acquiring greater independence in an increasingly diverse, technological, and literacy-intensive global community. 



Class of 2022 Career Outcomes for Special Education*

** Includes Self-Employed


Campus Resources


Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

Career Consultant Weekly Satellite Hours: Tuesdays, 2:30-4:30pm, Aderhold Hall 614

Daily Career Center Drop-In Hours: (staffed by Career Center graduate assistants and student interns)

  • In-Person: Mondays – Thursdays, 11 am – 2 pm in Clark Howell Hall (2nd Floor)
  • Virtual: Fridays, 11 am – 2 pm, career.uga.edu/appointments

Individual Career Consulting Appointments: Schedule online through Handshake or by calling 706-542-3375

Supplemental Career Research Dashboard

Additional Career Research Resources


Employment Websites


Professional Associations/Resources

Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2022 Special Education majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Barrow County Schools Teacher
Butts County Schools Elementary School Teacher
Cobb County School District Special Education Teacher
Cobb County School District Special Education Teacher
Cobb County School District Special Education Teacher
Cobb County School District Elementary School Teacher
Cobb County School District Mild Intellectual Disability Teacher
Colquitt County Schools Special Education Co-Teacher Inclusion
Forsyth County Schools Special Education Teacher
Forsyth County Schools MOID Special Education Teacher
Gwinnett County Public Schools Special Education Teacher
Gwinnett County Public Schools Special Education Teacher
Henry County Schools Teacher
Henry County Schools Paraprofessional
Jefferson City Schools 1st Grade Special Education
Madison County School District Special Education Teacher
Oconee County Schools Special Education Interrelated teacher
Oconee County Schools Special Education Paraprofessional
Oglethorpe County Schools Special Education Teacher
The Exceptional Foundation of Atlanta Teacher
The Schenck School Classroom Teacher
Treutlen County Schools TES ESS Teacher
Walton County School District Special Education Teacher
Ware County Schools Special Education Teacher
* denotes no responses received.

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2022 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2022 Special Education majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Asbury Theological Seminary Ministry (Pastoral Care Track), MA
University of Georgia Pre Pro Speech Lang Path, Certificate
University of Georgia Pre Pro Speech Lang Path, Certificate
University of Georgia Special Education, Master's
University of Georgia Special Education, Master's
University of Georgia Special Education, Master's
University of Georgia Special Education, Master's
University of Georgia Special Education, Master's
University of Georgia Special Education, Master's
University of Georgia Special Education, Master's
University of Georgia Special Education, Master's
University of Georgia Special Education, Master's
University of Georgia Special Education, Master's
University of Georgia Special Education, Master's
* denotes no responses received.