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If you like developing course curriculum's for students and teachers as well as students with special needs (dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, autism), then instructional design could be a great fit for you. Investigate the field by talking to other students who have graduated from the college you are considering or presently enrolled. Ask about internship programs, mentor programs, and volunteer opportunities. If you can, spend a day with someone who works in ID, ask questions about the programming and development process, salary, job security, relocation requirements, and advancement potential.
Find programs that have been developed for educators, study it and attempt to teach it to yourself. This helps you see the finished product and decide if you would be able to teach this program to others.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|