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Associate in Arts (AA)

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Do you have great expectations for all children? The special education classroom needs you! You’ll need to be a team-player, someone who celebrates difference and an assertive advocate, since part of your role will be to make sure your students get the services they need. Follow the Special Education pathway and you will be on your way to be prepared to teach students with special learning needs or disabilities. If you plan to teach in public schools you will need to attain at least a bachelor’s degree in special education, and complete a teacher education program, which includes a student teaching experience. Get started right now by earning your associate degree from City Colleges of Chicago, transfer as a junior to a four-year college, earn your bachelor’s degree and start a career as a life-changing teacher.


Details: Associate in Arts (AA)

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Program General Requirements

37 CH
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Program Elective Requirements

23 CH
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Focus Electives



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