Special Education

Possible career opportunities

A certificate or degree in special education prepares students for a rewarding career working with children and adults who have special needs.

Graduates can:

  • Assist students with disabilities in kindergarten through grade 12
  • Assist children and adults in residential care facilities
  • Assist children and adults in non-profit and for-profit agencies

Students will learn about disabilities, gain an historical perspective on how the laws have changed over the years, learn teaching strategies for the special education paraprofessional, study psychology and child development, and gain practical occupational work experience.

Degrees and certificates offered by the Special Education Department

SPEDU class schedules

To see the current or upcoming classes, please use the searchable schedule.

Additional information

Faculty and staff

Kellie Conde
Carrie Million
Sarah Young

Contact SPEDU:

Kellie Conde
Telephone: 925-969-2171
Email: kconde@dvc.edu
Office location: SSC-248