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Special Education Teachers, Middle School

Also called: Special Education Teacher, Special Education Resource Teacher, Teacher, Middle School Special Education Teacher

What they do:
Teach middle school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.
On the job, you would:
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Modify the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and instructional technology.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Math and Science
  • psychology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Business
  • administrative services

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Device drivers or system software
  • Screen magnification software
  • Screen reader software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Email software

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$55,780
per year, on average
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