Alternative education fields provide plenty of opportunities

Alternative education fields provide plenty of opportunities
Alternative education fields provide plenty of opportunities

Students who are interested in finding employment opportunities in the field of education may want to improve their chances of getting a job by obtaining special training in two rapidly growing fields - special education and instructional coordination.

In contrast to traditional classroom teachers, special education teachers provide a broad range of instruction to students with learning disabilities. Meanwhile, instructional coordinators work with teachers and administrators to help develop curricula and shape other aspects of the academic structure of their school.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of openings for instructional coordinators is expected to rise by 23 percent through 2018, with demand for special education teachers rising by roughly 20 percent over the same period.

In general, instructional coordinators are required to have master's degrees in order to work in public schools. The requirements for special education teachers vary from state to state, but seeking an advanced degree can help people in that field become more competitive in the job market.

Those who want to earn a degree in either of these fields may choose to do so online, as this can help them improve their academic credentials while still continuing to work or care for their families.

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