EDUC - 178
March 2, 2014
Why I Want to be a Special Education Teacher
I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember. I would set up my living room as a classroom and play for school for hours and hours. My mother was wonderful enough to let me leave my classroom set up for days. I adore children and could not think of a better way of working with children than to teach. To be a teacher means to touch lives. As a teacher, you have the ability to educate and mold children into capable and intelligent members of society. As a teacher, I am able to provide students with the essential building blocks they need to begin their lives. To me, there is no more rewarding career than that.
I have always loved children. I also strongly care about those who less fortunate than I am and those who struggle with daily hardships.
Because of this, it seems only logically that I would want to teach students with disabilities. In today's society, those who are mentally or physically different are frowned upon and deemed inferior. However, students with disabilities are not something to be ashamed of or taken lightly. Students with disabilities should not have to face this hardship alone. Disabilities can easily be overcome with the proper love, care and instruction that only a special education teacher can provide. By becoming a special education teacher, I will have the humbling opportunity to teach these students to the best of my ability. I will give them the support, patience and care they deserve. By encouraging these students and believing in them, I will give them the chance to believe in themselves. I will encourage them the face their...