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Earning a masters in special education may be necessary, depending on the job you seek. Some school districts require a masters in addition to the extra year required for a bachelors degree in special education. The best way to decide if a master's degree is the route to go is to investigate the school districts that are most appealing and/or are in need of special education teachers. Some school districts may allow a teacher with a bachelors in special education to attend a masters program while teaching, but giving a time frame in which the masters program must be completed.
The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET.org) has additional information on obtaining a masters degree.