It is a unique feeling to feel as strongly as I do that the field I am working in is destined to implode. Some special education teachers have auditory training to supplement their work with deaf children. Others have specific learning disabilities that require specific teaching strategies, including accommodations and modifications to the general education curriculum. Special education teachers’ duties vary by the type of setting they work in, student disabilities, and teacher specialty. Education specialist (EdS) and doctoral degrees are also available in special education.
But because No Child Left Behind, the federal education act, dictates that all children should graduate high school with a standard diploma, the state has been working to get rid of the IEP diploma in order to keep getting federal funds. I have been a teacher now 25 years, and I only have 5 students this year 2014-2015 school year, and I have worked to some degree harder than I did when I had a class of 25-30!
The Job Outlook tab describes the factors that affect employment growth or decline in the occupation, and in some instances, describes the relationship between the number of job seekers and the number of job openings. If you have ever been curious about special education history in the United States , reading this article will give you the background to make a difference in the industry. As a special education veteran teacher (28 years), I really enjoyed reading this article!
It is possible that a primary school child, after receiving several years of support, could no longer be deemed to have a special education need but this is the exception not the rule. Teaching Students with Specific Disabilities: Special education teachers will often come across groups of students who have similar learning disabilities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, or deafness.
Education system got standardized and led schools only to produce citizens that would help in the growth of industrialization and economic. Kelly Wight, director of special programs in the Tupper Lake Central School District, told the school board Monday night that soon, the state plans to phase out diplomas that special education students are currently able to get, called Individualized Education Program diplomas, or IEPs.