This blog gives organizational ideas, intervention tips, and references to sources that will help special education teachers better do their jobs. I want to add that after teaching in 4 school districts in 3 states that your 1st year teaching special education is your biggest challenge but your first year in each school district especially when you change states feels a lot like when you begin teaching. Master’s degrees in special education typically include a specialization component or the option to complete certification in a specific area of special needs teaching. A Special Education Teacher, Middle School with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 71 salaries.
Special education teachers also collaborate with teacher assistants , psychologists , and social workers to accommodate requirements of students with disabilities. Special education planning is a thoughtful and time-consuming process when it is done correctly. In mоѕt schools, special education teachers сan аlsо enjoy extra pay fоr coaching sports аnd working with students іn diffеrent extracurricular activities. Consider your personal interests and skills as well as job tasks, pay and conditions. Children with disabilities are being identified earlier and enrolled into special education programs.
Students with learning disabilities, emotional problems, and higher functioning disabilities may need to work with a special education teacher that specializes in teaching students with mild/moderate disabilities or severe disabilities. The district has gotten aggressive about recruiting as well, starting earlier in the year and visiting colleges in the region with good education programs, Price said.
At the upper end, Middle School Special Education Teachers who move into an Elementary School Principal role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. Show your knowledge of disabilities: Since there are so many disabilities that appear in the special educational venue, you need to be familiar with as many as possible during an interview as well as in the classroom.
You, too, may have chosen the special education field, but it’s equally likely that it may have chosen you. Many special education teachers have summers off, although some work in summer school as well. Alternatively, progression may be possible to inspector status with the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) Others may progress to lecturing posts in further or higher education. Many special education teachers are under considerable stress due to heavy workloads and administrative tasks. The special education teacher at my school (my son’s in elementary and I teach high , so they are two different schools) is also wonderful.