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Master in Intervention in Learning Disabilities

What can you do with a master’s in Intervention in Learning Disabilities?


According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2020-21, 15% of all public-school students received special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Having a master’s degree sets you apart as a qualified candidate for many roles and often increases your salary and earning potential.

Earning this graduate degree also makes you a more marketable candidate when applying for a job. Why? Because school systems are turning toward hiring teachers with special education credentials who can teach a wider range of students in their classrooms. 

Here are nine careers you can pursue with a master’s in special education. 

  • Classroom teacher 

  • Educational diagnostician or tester 

  • Adjunct professor

  • Special education clinical roles

  • Behavior intervention specialist

  • Education instructional coordinator

  • Independent consultant or trainer

  • Director or program manager

  • Specialist roles