No! In Texas, you do not need a special education teaching degree in order to teach special education.
Special education teachers play an important role in ensuring every child receives a high-quality education. Although they typically work with a smaller segment of the student body population, their impact can be felt across many classrooms.
Choosing a teacher credential program is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make as you pursue your certification.
If you have decided to begin a journey toward becoming a special education teacher, you have a rewarding future ahead. However, there’s likely not a single educator who doesn’t wish they would have done something differently along the way.