No, graduates of our dual certification programs are hired into both general education positions and special education positions. In fact, because of their diverse training, they are highly recruited by principals for both types of positions. However, if you choose to take the funding associated with becoming a special education teacher, then you will need to spend your initial 3-5 years of teaching in a special education position (number of years depend on which funding opportunities you take). However, because you would be licensed in two fields, you would be able to change or move positions if desired.