Can I Major in Special ED. and Continue to Occupational Therapy?

Question by Cassie: Can I major in Special ED. and continue to Occupational Therapy?
I’m a senior in high school and I can’t decide whther or not I want to be a special education teacher or be an occupational therapist and work with special needs kids, preferably Autism and similar disabilities. So I was wondering if when getting my bachelor’s I could major in special ed. and then go and get my masters in occupational therapy? If I decided not to go forward with occupational therapy I would still have my special ed degree, and if I did get my masters of occupational therapy I would have 2 degrees that I love. So is this possible?


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Answer by JMITW
Maybe…most people that get accepted into OT programs have a science background. You should take as many undergrad science courses as you can..maybe as a minor or double major…

your other option would be to get a master’s in science and then a 2nd masters in OT

Answer by Take Care
Yes you can earn two college degrees. With Occupational Therapy you can work all age groups children to senior citizens.

Have you thought about interviewing someone about their career as a special education teacher or occupational therapist?

Always ask what they like or dislike about their career.

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