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 thousands of great professionals turn that value into exciting jobs. We also value your commitment and your future, and we show it by offering a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and ongoing career support.
Special Education Teacher Responsibilities
Special education teachers work with children and students with varying disabilities. These disabilities can be physical, mental, emotional or learning. These teachers create and adapt lessons in subjects like math, writing, reading, and many more. Special education teachers also create Individualized Education Programs, assess students’ progress, supervise teaching assistants, and collaborate with other school professionals.
Special Education Teacher Requirements
The requirements to become a special education teacher 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. The specifics of these certifications vary by state, so make sure to check with your state's regulatory laws.
Special Education Teacher Job Outlook
Typically special education teachers make more on average than general education teachers. As for the future of the special education teacher job, between 2016 and 2026 there are expected to be 33,300 new jobs, which is roughly an 8% growth in the occupation.
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