Special Education Teacher Job Description

Special Education Teacher Job Description

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Special education teacher provides coaching to teachers on how to monitor progress and how to plan instruction based on student data that accelerates achievement of American Indian special education students.

Special Education Teacher Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective special education teacher job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included special education teacher job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Attend and participate in the Annual Review of the IEP student Case Conferences
Ensure health, safety & welfare of children
Plan and implement educational goals and objectives in the Educational Plan for each child assigned by planning and providing instruction on developmentally appropriate activities
Conduct formal and informal assessments for each student
Develop educational curriculum in conjunction with the Educational Plan
Supervise, direct and evaluate classroom staff
Assist in training staff through hands-on training, observation and/or modeling teaching techniques
Serve as a member of interdisciplinary team and attend all meetings as directed
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records concerning each individual in the classroom
Complete all required program and student documentation in a timely fashion

Special Education Teacher Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Special Education Teacher

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CT, MA, NYS, FL, BA, LBS-1, NC

Education for Special Education Teacher

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the special education teacher job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and University Degree in Education, Teaching, Special Education, Department of Education, Graduate Education, Philosophy, History, Human Development, General Psychology, Graduate

Skills for Special Education Teacher

Desired skills for special education teacher include:

Ability to plan and implement lessons based on objectives
Current research and theory to instructional program
Evaluation procedures to determine students' academic and social growth with a fair and impartial attitude
Keep appropriate records and prepare progress reports
Learning styles of students and teaching to all modalities
Needs and abilities of students to whom assigned
Curriculum and instruction
Admission
Special needs of students in assigned area
Review

Desired experience for special education teacher includes:

Communicate effectively and positively with parents and professionals
Maintain an orderly, clean and attractive classroom setting, including keeping equipment and materials in good condition and requesting repair or replacement when necessary
Maintain student/family confidentiality
Maintain a high level of professionalism as a role model for all team members
Assess developmental functioning and learning skills of students in all areas utilizing appropriate assessment too
Write annual goals, behavioral objectives and intervention strategies corresponding with assessment in consultation with other disciplines

Special Education Teacher Examples

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Special Education Teacher Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of special education teacher. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for special education teacher
  • Attend professional developments and turn key information to the learning community
  • Subjects to clients in order to help them learn the subject matter and/or skills
  • Provide targeted small group instruction to students throughout the day
  • Provide direct service to students to help them achieve their IEP goals
  • Work collaboratively with grade level teams across content areas
  • Assist Teachers with differentiation in the classroom
  • Participate as part of the student intervention referral team
  • Support with assessment of students as proctors and monitors of examinations, including the administration of testing accommodations
  • Provide a range of instructional, management, and assessment strategies to meet the different needs of students
  • Facilitate testing accommodations
Qualifications for special education teacher
  • Assist in moving students to proper locations during fire drills, and sports or arts programs
  • Ensure all substitute plans are clear and thorough
  • Keep accurate and organized records of student information
  • Teaching pullout sections, depending upon the enrollment of students with disabilities and summer school results
  • Implement the City on a Hill Special Education inclusion model
  • Create and update master accommodations/modifications spreadsheet for general education reference
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Special Education Teacher Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of special education teacher. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for special education teacher
  • Utilizes Teacher techniques for diagnostic and general check for learning by verbal responses written means
  • Creates a classroom atmosphere, which encourages positive student behavior through comprehensive use of the Behavior Management Program and adaptive classroom behavior management
  • Consistently uses a variety of behavior management techniques to promote a smooth functioning classroom
  • Participates as a member of the treatment team to execute the IEP and for each student
  • Acts as a consultant providing direction and assistance to staff who work with the student
  • Establishes and maintains supportive working relationships within both the agency/school and the broader community services network
  • Provides appropriate representation of the agency/school and its services within the community
  • Performs additional duties and activities as assigned by supervisor
  • Supervises assigned Teacher Associate
  • Develop, write and implement Individualized Education Plans
Qualifications for special education teacher
  • Minimum of BA in psychology or related field (as approved by SCR for certification) and preferred one year of related experience
  • Master Degree in Special Education, LD/BD, Bachelor’s in Education
  • LBS-1 certificate required
  • Minimum, one year in classroom or tutorial settings
  • Must hold a valid Minnesota Teaching License in Special Education, DCD Preferred
  • Must be familiar and follow Kelly Service policies and school policies
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Special Education Teacher Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a special education teacher. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for special education teacher
  • Keeps necessary records including Individual Education Plans (IEP) on each student as required
  • Participates in the decisions regarding instructional materials and supplies
  • Checks on student devices and does check-ins with teachers to collaborate with teachers on strategies for DHH students
  • 19 students total over 11 school sites
  • Work closely with the Director of Special Education to ensure that the school is in compliance with all special education requirements and that each child with a disability is receiving all necessary supports, modifications, and accommodations
  • Serve as the case manager for a caseload of students, including data tracking and support of inclusion classroom data tracking, writing quarterly progress reports and IEP goals, and attending IEP meetings
  • Collaborate with general education teachers to adapt curricular materials and teacher techniques to meet the individual needs of students and to identify students who are not meeting benchmarks and to plan interventions as needed
  • Collaborate with general education teachers and other service providers to provide behavioral supports and intervention
  • Use data to inform academic and behavioral goals, instruction and intervention plans
  • Assist with school-wide assessments and other data
Qualifications for special education teacher
  • BA/BS degree + 30 credits or MA required
  • BA in Education, current MA certification for the position
  • Minimum of 2 years working with children with behavior/learning disorders
  • Minimum of 1year experience implementing behavior management programs
  • Knowledge of appropriate curriculum and instructional practices
  • Ability to interpret reports and tests results
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Special Education Teacher Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a special education teacher. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for special education teacher
  • Works with families of the students who attend the DDDC
  • Coordinates inter-department activities as related to educational and behavioral assessment, intervention and transition for a particular group
  • Develops Individualized Educational Plans
  • Responsible for Skill Assessment (using a variety of assessment materials), Goal Planning (based on the assessment information), Program Writing (documentation of procedures employed to achieve outcomes)
  • Provides analysis, and well developed and documented specialized interventions
  • Assist in developing strategies for implementing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) in the student’s least restrictive environment
  • Present students’ levels of performance, transition plans, goals, accommodations, modifications, and services with input from the students’ general education teachers
  • Effectively maintain the Special Education database and communicate any changes to the data manager
  • Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents as required
  • Create and implement lesson plans
Qualifications for special education teacher
  • New Jersey State Certification of Teacher of the Handicapped or Teacher of Students with Disabilities
  • Valid Special Education credential in South Carolina
  • Low-incidence or Self-contained teaching experience is preferred
  • Student and family focused approach
  • Willingness to travel for school based event and state testing (may require occasional overnight travel)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Psychology or a related discipline
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Special Education Teacher Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of special education teacher. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for special education teacher
  • Report student injury, accidents, illness, and discipline problems to the local Kelly representative and District/School personnel immediately
  • Lead instruction and deliver lessons geared towards the individual needs and capabilities of the students
  • For long-term assignments, it may be required to develop lesson plans
  • Schedule and facilitate IEP meetings with parent
  • Recommends individual goals and objectives that reflect each student’s
  • Completes education documentation including monthly progress notes and report cards
  • Attends IEP meetings and prepares written summaries including present levels of academic and behavioral performance and functioning, goals and objectives and instructional modifications and accommodations for these meetings
  • Plans and implements detailed lesson plans according to New Jersey State Learning Standards and student IEPs
  • Works with related services including counseling, occupational and speech therapy to develop individual interventions and strategies to support academic achievement
  • Works with supervisors to update content area curriculum and design new course offerings
Qualifications for special education teacher
  • Shared dedication to the Brooke School philosophy and mission
  • DESE licensure required - Mild/Moderate Special Needs
  • Dual DESE licensure required - Mild/Moderate Special Needs AND HS ELA or Math
  • ESL license of SEI endorsement highly desirable
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in education
  • A minimum of 2 years directly related experience working with individuals with autism, behavioral technology, data management, goal assessment and planning, family programming, and paraprofessional supervision

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