Special Ed Teacher

Angela Guy

What does a special ed teacher do?

A Special Ed teacher educates students with special needs in a way that addresses their individual differences. Common. Special needs included learning disabilities, communication disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, and developmental disabilities.

A Special Ed Teachers typical environment

A special education teacher is typically located in a school classroom facility. It needs to be a safe setting, free of potential objects of harm, that is a great learning environment that functions with all the different learning types.

How to Become A Special Education Teacher

Special education teachers in public schools are required to have a bachelor’s degree and a state-issued certification or license. Teachers in private schools also need a bachelor’s degree, but may not be required to have a state license or certification.

How's the Pay?

The median annual wage for special education teachers was $55,060 in May 2012.

Job Outlook

Employment of special education teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2012 to 2012, slower than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by continued demand for special education services. Many job opportunities will stem from the need to replace teachers who leave the occupation. The jobs similar to special ed teachers are education growth teachers along with just teachers and child assistants in general.

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