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Career Details :: Special Education Teachers, Middle School
Teach middle school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with aurally and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Teaches socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement.
- Instructs students in academic subjects, utilizing various teaching techniques, such as phonetics, multisensory learning, and repetition, to reinforce learning.
- Plans curriculum and other instructional materials to meet student's needs, considering such factors as physical, emotional, and educational abilities.
- Administers and interprets results of ability and achievement tests.
- Confers with other staff members to plan programs designed to promote educational, physical, and social development of students.
- Provides consistent reinforcement to learning and continuous feedback to student.
- Works with students to increase motivation.
- Meets with parents to provide support, guidance in using community resources, and skills in dealing with student's learning impairment.
- Observes, evaluates, and prepares reports on progress of students.
- Confers with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and others to develop individual educational plan for student.
- Selects and teaches reading material and math problems related to everyday life of individual student.
- Instructs students in daily living skills required for independent maintenance and economic self- sufficiency, such as hygiene, safety, and food preparation.
- Instructs students, using special educational strategies and techniques to improve sensory-motor and perceptual-motor development, memory, language, and cognition.
- Educational Psychologists
- Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
- Health Educators
- Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
General Work Activities
- Teaching Others
- Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems
- Assisting and Caring for Others
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Coordinate or Lead Others
- Frustrating Circumstances