Special Education Teacher

Megan Medlin

Job Description

Special education teachers work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. They modify general lesson plans such as reading, writing, and math, to students with mild and moderate disabilities. They supervise and mentor students and teacher assistants.

Working Conditions

Most special education teachers work in public schools, teaching students at the preschool, elementary, middle, and high school level. Others work in private schools, childcare services, and other institutions.
What is special education?

Training & Education Requirements

To work in public schools, you need a Bachelor degree and a state-issued certification or license. You may not need a state-issued certification or license to work in private school.

Personal Characteristics

Organized, creative, calm, adaptable, loving, patience, humorous, optimistic, and easygoing

Earning & Job Outlook

The median pay per year is $55,060. The job outlook for special education is expected to grow 6% from 2014 to 2024

Education Spotlight

University of Texas-Austin- Austin, Texas- /www.edb.utexas.edu/education/departments/sped/

University of Washington- Seattle, Washington- http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/sped.html

University of North Texas- Denton, Texas-

http://www.unt.edu/gradmajors/spedm.htm