Special Education Teacher Jobs

In one of ProCare’s special education teacher jobs, you will play a large role in helping children participate in the classroom, fall in love with learning, and have a successful educational experience. Every day, more and more children are being diagnosed with developmental delays and learning problems. And, every day, the need for qualified, compassionate special education teachers grows more intense. At ProCare Therapy, we understand how valuable special education teachers like you are, and we help match thousands of great professionals with exciting special education teaching jobs that also value your expertise and compassion. To further show our appreciation, we offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and ongoing career support.

Explore thousands of Part-Time, Full-Time, Contract, and Remote Special Education Teacher jobs below!

Responsibilities in Special Education Jobs

In special education teacher jobs, teachers work with children and students with varying disabilities. These disabilities can be physical, mental, emotional, or learning. These special education teachers create and adapt lessons in subjects like math, writing, reading, and many more. Special education teaching jobs also require teachers to create Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), assess students’ progress, supervise teaching assistants, and collaborate with other school professionals.

Requirements for Special Education Teaching Jobs

The requirements for special education teaching jobs are similar to those of becoming a general education teacher. At a minimum, special education teachers need a bachelor’s degree in special education, elementary education, or another subject such as math or science. Every state requires public school educators to be licensed and certified, and the specifics of these certifications vary by state. We encourage you to check with your state’s regulatory laws to ensure you meet the most up-to-date requirements for special education jobs.

Job Outlook & Salary of a Special Education Teacher

The salary of a special education teacher is typically higher than that of general education teacher positions. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national mean annual wage for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers is $68,580. For secondary school special education teachers, the national mean annual wage is $71,290. California, New York, Washington, Oregon, and Connecticut are among the highest-paying states for special education teacher jobs, all with an annual mean wage of over $83,000.

Those in special education jobs have significant job security, as the expertise provided in these roles will always be in demand. Overall employment of special education teachers is projected to grow, with about 37,600 openings for special education teaching jobs projected each year, on average, over the decade.

Are you passionate about working with children with disabilities and want to make a difference in the lives of students? Explore special education teacher jobs with ProCare today!

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