Special Education Teacher
Skills and Interests
-You need to like to communicate with others. You need to being able to teach, give advice, help, and be of service to others.
- You need to have artistic interests also. You work with students doing different activities that deal with artistic forms, designs, and patterns.
- You need to have good communication skills. You have to read and understand the work materials, listen to others, ask questions, and speak so the person so they can understand the information you are telling them.
-Reason and Problem solving. You need to understand the students strengths and weaknesses.
- Be able to manage oneself, people, time and things. You need to be able to motivate and direct people as they work.
- Work with people. You have to teach others how to do something new to them and look for other ways to help people.
Some of the Physical work conditions involves working mainly indoors. Every so often, the student and teacher may go outside. Often the noise levels can become distracting and/or uncomfortable. You will also need to work very closely to people, at least a few inches.
Outlook and Wages
The outlook for Special Education teachers is rather slow. But as more teachers are retiring, more may enter. These teachers might even go to regular classrooms and help with the teacher in there.
Wages vary by the age of the students they teach.
Career Related Occupations
- Elementary School teacher
- Mental Health Counselor
- School Counselor
- Social Worker
- Middle/High School teacher
Program to Study - Special Education
Typical Course work
This undergraduate program typically includes courses in the following subjects:
- Adapting Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Disabilities
- Assessing Individual Students' Educational Needs
- Behavior Management
- Educating Exceptional Learners across the Lifespan
- Education and Employment of Diverse Populations
- Exceptional Children in Regular Classrooms
- Instructional Media
- Law and Special Education
- Learning Styles and Instructional Accommodations
- Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Theories, Concepts, and Issues
- Students with Learning Disabilities: Theories, Concepts, and Issues
- Teaching Students with Specific Learning Disabilities
- Transitioning Programming for Students with Disabilities
American Sign Language
Education of the Gifted
Schools that offer this program
Baylor University, Texas
College Choice - UMD
- Size and Location - UMD is located in Duluth Minnesota. Total of around 10,680 undergraduates.
- Admission requirements - you must have completed the ACT with a 24 or higher, have a GPA of 3.43 or higher, and be the top half of your class.
- College Expenses - Tuition - $12,802 Book and others - $6,551
- Financial Aid - Scholarships include, Arts, Academics, and Special Achievement.
- Housing - They offer men only, women only, and co-ed dorms
- Activities - Volleyball