On February 8, 2006, a new law made permanent a loan forgiveness of up to $17,500 for new special education teachers.
If you are interested in becoming a special education teacher, this loan forgiveness could be available to you.
There is a vast shortage of special education teachers in schools throughout the nation. Job opportunities for special education teachers are plentiful in virtually every state, and in elementary, middle, and high schools.
Special educators work with students who experience a range of learning challenges, including intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, sensory disabilities, and emotional disabilities. Special education is a profession where you can truly make a difference in peoples' lives.
For more information, see the letter from the Secretary of Education at: http://www.ed.gov/policy/highered/guid/secletter/060301a.html.
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