It takes a determined and generous individual to take on a special education major. People who major in special education are responsible for teaching children and teens with learning disabilities. While it may seem challenging, it can be a rewarding career. Throughout your time in college, you'll take courses that will teach you more about child growth and development, instructional strategies, learning environments, language and reading, and classroom ethics. Like any education major, you'll learn how to develop lesson plans, supervise a classroom, and teach effectively. You may choose to specialize and work with those with specific learning disabilities, which would require you to learn more about certain conditions. While most special education majors find themselves working in a K-12 classroom, not all do. You may also want to work as an education consultant, homebound teacher, education director, or lecturer.