Need For Special-Ed Teachers Provides Opportunities For Millennials

CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Young people right out of college call it a crisis as the unemployment rate among the millennials is high.

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports there is a profession with lots of job openings, but the work is very demanding.

For Robert Maddalozzo, it is a calling.

“I believe very strongly in working the students with the highest levels of needs,” said Maddalozzo.

And experts say there is a great need now for special education teachers, like Maddalozzo, in Illinois and across the country.

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Mary Fergus is with the State Board of Education.

“Our most recent report shows it and historically we’ve show that there are shortages in teaching speech and language and behavior specialist positions under the special-ed umbrella,” said Fergus.

Fergus explains that there is a greater need because, “We know that the population has grown, just like the bilingual population…

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