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Special Education Job Overview

Special education teachers work with students with a range of disabilities, including mental, emotional, learning, and physical. Candidates teach adapted lessons in various subjects to students with moderate disabilities. With students that have more severe disabilities, lessons often include basic communication and literacy skills.

Special education teachers generally work on a larger team with educators, counselors, school administrators, and parents. They often develop individualized education programs (IEPs) that fit individual students’ needs. Some teachers work in settings with only disabled students, while others work environments with general education students, and still others work in inclusive classrooms. Typical duties include:

  • Adapting lessons to meet individual students’ needs
  • Implementing and updating IEPs throughout the school year
  • Assessing students’ progress and growth
  • Discussing students’ behavior and achievements with parents and caregivers

Special Education Job Education Requirements

Primary and secondary special education teachers are required to have a bachelor’s degree, and some school districts prefer that teachers specialize in special education or in a particular subject area. Public school special education teachers are also subject to state licenses, while private school teachers are not required to obtain state licensure. Some states offer licenses in special education, providing additional specialized training. All special education teachers should have excellent communication skills, patience, resourcefulness, critical thinking skills, and people skills.

Special Education Job Market

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of special education teachers will grow 6 percent through 2022. This is slower than the average growth for all occupations. Increased disability screening over the next decade is expected to lead to better disability identification practices and higher demand for special education teachers, especially at the early education level. State government funding, however, largely determines the budget for and ability to hire special education teachers.

Special Education Job Salary Information

According to the BLS, average annual salary for special education teachers is about $55,000. The salary for middle school special education teachers falls right in the middle of the pay range, while secondary school teachers tend to earn slightly more, with an average of $57,000 per year. The lowest 10 percent of the spectrum earn under $37,000, while the highest 10 percent of the spectrum earn over $87,000 annually. The majority of special education teachers work throughout the traditional 10-month school year, with a two-month summer break, while others teach during summer school, and still others work on specialized school district schedules.


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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc., a leader in the field of residential treatment, is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions: Special Education/ASD Teachers - SPED Teachers must have licensure for moderate to severe disabilities, all grade levels. ASD Teachers must be licensed in severe disabilities, all levels. Culinary Art/Vocational Teacher - Licen...
About Us Alternative Special Education School, serving needs of students not fitting traditional environments. K-8 ages ranging from 5-15. Approved by Illinois State Board for ED/BD, ADHD,OHI, and students considered at risk , suspensions and expulsions. Responsibilities • Assist general education teachers with special education students • Evaluate the progress of students • Identify childre...
SUPERVISOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION Frazier School District is accepting applications for a Supervisor of Special Education. Full-time and Act 93 position. Required Certification(s): Supervisor of Special Education and /or Superintendent Letter of Eligibility. Previous administrative experience preferred and 5 years teaching experience required. Additional certification preferred: K-12 Principal Certi...
JOB REQUIREMENTS Education/Knowledge: Possess a teaching certificate in the state of Tennessee. Special Education Certification. Experience in a clinical setting. Experience: Working with children/youth/families. Prefer residential experience or exposure via internship. Understanding the educational expectations of DCS/DOE and Title I/TACF. Physical: Must be able to assist in non-violent c...
We are currently seeking two Special Education Paraprofessionals to join our high school special education team. Paraprofessionals work daily when school is in session and are given six paid holidays during the school year. Other benefits include eight sick days and two personal days per school year, health coverage and a retirement plan. Qualified applicants will possess a strong ability to deve...
Education Director of Research, Data,and Information Technology Under the directions of the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, plans, recommends, organizes, and directs district-wide educational and information systems, data/ telecommunication networks, and is the primary person responsible for the research and collection of data to inform administration in making decisions; mana...
Requirements: -M.S in Special Education -N.Y.S Certification as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities Birth to Grade 2 and Early Childhood Education. -Must have prior experience working with Students with Disabilities Responsibilities: -Write annual goals, behavioral objectives, and intervention strategies for students in coordination with other disciplines. -Assess developmental functioni...
Early Childhood Program in New Hyde Park (Long Island, NY) has the following temporary assignments immediately available for approximately 4-8 weeks. Special Education Teacher Monday-Friday, 8:00-3:30 New Hyde Park location Evaluate and provide appropriate special education services to assigned children using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Oversee activities of assigned teacher ...
CES seeks a special education administrator to provide leadership and supervision of special education services to students in facilities of the Department of Youth Services and County Houses of Correction (DYS/CHC) in the West/Central regions. The SEIS Coordinator for DYS/CHC is a key member of a statewide team of dedicated SEIS, DYS and CHC leaders. Highly rewarding work. Masters degree from acc...
General Function: Jordan School District is looking for Special Educators! We are in need of those with a mild/moderate license. Positions are available at both the elementary level and secondary – both ½ and full-time are available. The Special Educator is responsible for creating a positive learning environment where students develop the skills to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, lif...
TITLE: Physical Education Special Education Teacher CLASSIFICATION: Exempt PROGRAM: Education REPORTS TO: Principal SUPERVISES: N/A Job Code: 222 DATED: January 14, 2015 Position Summary: Organize games and challenges that promote physical activity among children and young adults from appropriate for grades 7 through 12. Their goal is to develop motor skills and physical development among ...
Education SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER: Send resume to Notre Dame Infant Center & Pre-School Inc., 21706 W. Golden Triangle Rd. #120 Santa Clarita, CA 91350....
Great Falls Public Schools Great Falls, MT, 59405
Position Type: Classified Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS: • The ability to provide instruction to students under the direct supervision of the special education teacher; • The ability to keep accurate records of instructional information; • The ability to work with and take direction from the classroom teacher; • The ability to work as a part of a ...
Montgomery County Public Schools Christiansburg, VA, 24068
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Under direction of the special education supervisor, the itinerant resource teacher provides instructional supports to students and staff. Facilitates collaboration between school based general and special education teachers in order to support instruction for students with disabilities. Assists in the development of professional development activities designed to improve stu...
Bridgewater State College Bridgewater, MA
Bridgewater State University, Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, is seeking applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Special Education to begin September 2015. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in special education, both licensure and non-licensure, supervise student practica and pre-practica, and advise undergraduate and gradua...
University of Colorado Boulder, CO, 80301
University of Colorado Boulder School of Education 2015-2016 Faculty Positions The School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder announces a tenure track faculty position for the 2015-2016 academic year in Special Education or Bilingual Special Education. This is an open rank position that may be filled at the Assistant, Associate or full Professor level based on the competitiveness...
PHILOMATH SCHOOL DISTRICT: Special Education teacher, remainder of 14-15 school year. Materials avail. from Philomath School District, 535 S. 19th St., Philomath OR 97370 (541-929-3169). EOEAA. www.philomath.k12.or.us (employment)....
New York Center for Infants and Toddlers Inc. is currently seeking experienced therapists to provide direct service and conduct therapeutic evaluations in the homes of children birth to age three through New York City’s Early Intervention (EI) Program. Full Time, Fee for Service and Independent Contractor opportunities are available for the following disciplines to work in Brooklyn, Queens, Manha...
JOB OPENINGS FOR SHADYSIDE LOCAL SCHOOLS Special Education: Grades 3-6 at Leona Middle School for the 2015/16 year. Current Ohio Teaching Certificate required. Special Education: 1/2 A.M. High School & 1/2 P.M. Leona Middle School for the 2015/16 school year. Current High School Teaching Certificate required. Apply at: Superintendent's Office Shadyside High School 740-671-5001 provided ...
Special Education Teacher for Students with Disabilities (Birth – Grade 2) The League Education and Treatment Center with its main offices in trendy Fort Greene currently has a unique opportunity for full-time NYS certified Teachers of Students with Disabilities (Birth – Grade 2) to work in small classrooms with three to five-year old children who have developmental and emotional disabilities. We...

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