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Hi all! So, I graduated with my bachelors in 2019 in Philosophy. I knew I wanted to get my masters, so I was debating between SPED and SLP. I liked what I heard about SLP so I started taking prereqs for the programs I was looking into. However, I was halfway done when suddenly it just didn't interest me anymore. I was unhappy in life at the time which did not help my interest levels. I chalked it up to not being passionate about SLP and dropped out. I then decided to try out SPED programs. I got a part time job as paraeducator so I can get a feel for what i'd be learning about in school...and I've discovered that being a SPED teacher isn't for me. Its very ABA based and working on behavior doesn't interest me. I regret not sticking with the SLP classes and ride it out till the end to have made a decision. Did anyone else have a similar situation in which they regret dropping out? Is anyone regretting their decision in staying with SLP?
Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum and have been reading some insightful forums over the past few weeks. I was wondering if anyone is in the same position I am in. I didn't get accepted into programs, except for one but I couldn't make it work financially, and I'm looking for other ways to end up with a good career. I asked one school why I wasn't excepted and they said that my GPA and GRE scores were low. (overall GPA 3.06 and CSD GPA 3.11; GRE is 147 Verbal, 148 Quantitative, and 3.5 on AW) She suggested retaking the GRE and some of the classes I got a B in, but said it would be very expensive and hard to retake those classes. I've been debating on retaking those classes but I don't want it to be a waste of time and money if I end up not getting accepted again. I've been looking into other careers and I'm kinda interested in obtaining a Masters in Special Education. Has anybody thought of this route or has done this route before? The program I'm looking into offers initial certification in K-12 Sped as well as the Master's Degree. I would just like to know if I would have to take any prerequisites--I have contacted the director but have not heard back. And if I need to have a teacher certification before I apply to a program. Just want to know if somebody is going through this same ordeal. I am going to apply for SLP schools again but I also want to have a solid back-up plan in case I don't get accepted. I'm also going to obtain my certificate for SLPA and volunteer more than I did last time. Thoughts??
Hi everyone! I'm a senior SPED-General Curriculum undergrad here in the Carolinas. I'm currently doing my student teaching and unfortunately, I'm starting to realize that it is not something that I want to do. Certainly, I love working with my students with disabilities but I can't see myself long-term doing this profession. I can see with my cooperating teacher how much work she does and the amount of work she takes home (too!); to the point that she gets burned out. Also, even with my county being in the city, the pay is very low (Thanks NC.....). I'm interested in shadowing an SLP since I don't really know what it will be like anyway. On another note, I'm doubting myself if this is only because I'm starting to student teach and do the responsibilities that a SPED teacher does. It frustrates me how I thought I want to be an EC teacher and eventually realize that it isn't something that I want to do long-term. All the help that I can get will be appreciated!