These videos feature dedicated, enthusiastic Minnesota special education teachers talking about their classrooms, their careers and their lives. They offer helpful information and tips for others who may be thinking about becoming special education teachers. Take a few minutes to learn more about special education in Minnesota from these outstanding teachers.
Andrew Haugen, part 1
Why I became a special education teacher; why I come to work; success story
Andrew Haugen, part 2
Advice for prospective teachers; nature of the work; teamwork; what special education teachers need
Why I became a special education teacher; why I come to work; rural Minnesota; unique students; rewards
Why I became a special education teacher; other professionals; success story; advice and recommendation
Why I became a special education teacher; every day is different; success story; why I come to work; advice and recommendation
U.S. Senate Youth Applications Due Oct. 24
Minnesota 11th- or 12th-grade students who hold an elected office in student government or civic or community organization during the 2014-15 school year are eligible to apply for the U.S. Senate Youth Program. Established in 1962, the program offers a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Two selected student leaders from each state, District of Columbia and the Dept. of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington, March 7-14, 2015, experiencing their national government in action. Visit the U.S. Senate Youth Website.