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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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Plans and implements academic instruction that meets the individual needs of elementary and secondary school students atLakeviewNeuroRehabilitationCenter. Key Responsibilities: 1. Develop curriculum and lesson plans aligned with state and local curriculum standards, with consideration of current research, including strategies that evaluate and adapt accommodations and modifications to meet compl...
Our Special Education Preschool Program is looking for energetic and creative NYS certified teachers for our Queens, Brooklyn and Bronx sites. Candidates must possess SWD B-2 licensing. We are close to public transportation. Medical, Vision and Dental Benefits, 401K, Life Insurance. EOE. Please email resume to Noemi Colon at *****...
CES seeks a talented special education instructional coach to support our Special Education in Institutional Settings (SEIS) contract with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The coach will be responsible for supporting 10 special educators in various SEIS secondary level program sites across the West/Central regions of the state. Bachelor’s Degree from accredited C...
Qualifications: NJ Teacher of the Handicapped Certification or NJ Teacher of Students with Disabilities or K-12 Special Education Certification and High School Science Certification (Physical Science dual with Biology and Chemistry a plus) or Science Content and willing to get a Special Education Certification Experience in a co-teaching classroom or as in-class resource teacher Experience in s...
Qualifications: NJ Teacher of the Handicapped Certification or NJ Teacher of Students with Disabilities or K-12 Special Education Certification and High School Math Certification or Highly Qualified in Math or Math Content and willing to get a Special Education Certification. Experience in a co-teaching classroom or as in-class resource teacher Experience in self-contained classroom Experience...
Qualifications: NJ Teacher of the Handicapped Certification or NJ Teacher of Students with Disabilities or K-12 Special Education Certification Certification in English, Math or Business Experience working in autism setting Experience in a co-teaching classroom or as in-class resource teacher Experience in self-contained classroom Experience with students with multiple disabilities including...
Substitute Instructional Assistant-Special Education (Special Education & Court & Community School) Employer: Contra Costa County Office Of Education Date Posted: 3/6/2015 Contact: Krista Eddy ***** 925-942-3387 Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1 Length of Work Year: On-call, as needed substitute position Employment Type: Part Time Application Deadline: 6/5/201...
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER - EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION (LAUNCH ) LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE Employer: Torrance Unified Date Posted: 2/27/2015 Contact: Debbi Lee ***** 310-972-6081 Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1 Length of Work Year: As needed Employment Type: Part Time Application Deadline: Until Filled Salary: The daily rate is ($120.00 per day) for the first 20...
Teacher, Special Education, Early Childhood Special Education, PRESCHOOL, 2015-2016 ELIGIBILITY POOL Employer: Mt. Diablo Unified Date Posted: 3/6/2015 Contact: Christine Essayan ***** (925) 682-8000 4122 Number Openings: (At time of posting) Not Specified Length of Work Year: 185 days + 2 days New Teacher Orientation Employment Type: Full Time Application Deadline: Un...
DESCRIPTION: The Great Falls Public School District is currently seeking applications to fill para-educator and substitute para educator positions. Responsibilities may include: Carry out instructional programs and lessons in various learning environments as designated in the instructional plan based on the IEP Assist individual students in performing activities initiated by the professional Rein...
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...
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...
Job Purpose: Prepares special students for meaningful lives by assessing individual capabilities and needs; developing and implementing individual education plans; assessing learning; conferring with parents and other school professionals; maintaining records. Duties: * Establishes special education goals by applying state and school system requirements. * Assesses student capabilities and nee...
Special Education Licensed High School Teacher (Latham) Special education licensed teacher needed for high school level self-contained classroom in private, on-campus educational setting. Person fully licensed and possessing background experience with special needs students should apply. Organization offers 401K benefits and a competitive medical plan. Kindly submit cover letter and resume to th...
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...
Company Confidential COLUSA, CA, 95932
2015-16 Special Education Teachers Valid CA credential in mild/moderate & moderate/ severe disabilities or have one credential & be willing to obtain the other, CLAD certified. $46,890 - $75,454 plus enhancements. Health, sick leave, & STRS benefits. Apply at www.edjoin.org Colusa Co. Office of Ed. 146-7th Street Colusa, CA 95932 Closes 4/30/15 by 4:30pm. EOE/AA This ad placed through the...
tribfeaturedjob South Butler County SD AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Special Education Aide - $9/hr. Access: www.southbutler.org for details Employment/ Employment Opportunities...
The Harbour School, a small private school serving special needs students in Owings Mills is in need of a high school math teacher. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of a bachelors degree in education or math, teaching certification is required. Experience with special needs is preferred. We offer a competitive salary, tuition free masters program, excellent benefits and a nice working envi...
Abilis is a non-profit organization located in Greenwich and Stamford Connecticut. We provide a wide array of services to people with developmental disabilities throughout the course of their lives.The ideal candidate must be highly organized and have exceptional people skills. We are looking for a self-starter who can work as part of a team to provide home-based services to the children we suppor...
Immediate Openings!! Special Education Instructional Aides The Richardson School, located in West Allis, WI provides a year-round school option for local districts to access for children with special needs. Typically these children have been dually diagnosed with developmental or neurological disabilities and emotional, behavioral or mental health disorders. Richardson School serves children fu...

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