Arkansas Special Education Personnel Recruitment & Retention
Career Choices

Choose The Career that's Right for You

The need for individuals to work with infants, young children and youth with disabilities, and their families has never been greater. Every state in the nation has reported a shortage of special educators, early intervention and related service providers over the past five years.

Whether you are a high school student, recent college graduate, general education teacher or mid-career changer, you can start on the road to personal fulfillment today!

There are many rewarding careers you can pursue in working with infants, young children and youth with disabilities, and their families. These profiles provide details about the typical responsibilities, preparation required, personal qualities, job outlook and advancement, and sources of additional information for each of the careers listed below (provided by Personnel Center).


Check out the latest information regarding salaries for special education teachers nationwide, from Personnel Center.

Learn about how to become a special educator, early intervention or related service provider

This initial development of this website was funded by the National Center for Special Education Personnel and Related Service Providers, a federally funded project of the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Its contents and maintenance is the sole responsibility of the Arkansas Department of Education.
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