How good is a physics background if one was to switch majors to go to special education? I want a backup plan in case I get shut out from graduate school. I'm getting a fallout from both physics and mathematics to the point I'm seriously thinking about special education now, which I always treated as a backup plan in case my physics hopes were dashed one way or another. I always thought that a jam-free education, like a special education major, would be more appealing to get, provided I know what I want to get with that education. However, I know what jobs I can get once graduated from special education; I'd become a high school special ed teacher, and I know that, for my area, job outlook in the five-year range is better for high school-level special ed than elementary-level special ed.