"With the cohort model that the special education program provides, it allowed me to sustain collaborative relationships that I carry into my career as a special education teacher. The invaluable knowledge gained from the professors in the special education program and teaching professionals from around the San Luis Obispo area have given me the confidence and success that I apply on a daily basis. The special education program gives its students an opportunity to learn through teaching experiences, creating an outcome of graduates who are readily prepared for the challenging career of working with individuals with special needs. I was also able to become aware of several opportunities outside of teaching as a result of the special education program, such as an autism behavior specialist or an in-home therapist for children with autism or other needs. The support that I received from the faculty at Cal Poly is unlike any support that I've experienced elsewhere and helped guide me through the program. Without hesitation, I would recommend this program to any individual who has a passion for working with individuals with special needs."
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