Special Education Teachers, Middle School

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



What they do:
Teach academic, social, and life skills to middle school students with learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Includes teachers who specialize and work with students who are blind or have visual impairments; students who are deaf or have hearing impairments; and students with intellectual disabilities.
On the job, you would:
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
  • Modify the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and instructional technology.
  • Develop or write Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students.

Knowledge

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

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • figuring out how to use new ideas or things
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
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
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Pear Deck
Computer based training software
  • Padlet
  • Schoology
Video creation and editing software
  • Flipgrid
  • Video editing software

Education

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

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$61,440
$41,370
$98,610

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What they do:
Teach academic, social, and life skills to middle school students with learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Includes teachers who specialize and work with students who are blind or have visual impairments; students who are deaf or have hearing impairments; and students with intellectual disabilities.

On the job, you would:
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
  • Modify the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and instructional technology.
  • Develop or write Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students.

KNOWLEDGE

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

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • figuring out how to use new ideas or things
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

ABILITIES

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
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
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Pear Deck
Computer based training software
  • Padlet
  • Schoology
Video creation and editing software
  • Flipgrid
  • Video editing software

EDUCATION

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

JOB OUTLOOK

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$61,440
$41,370
$98,610

EXPLORE MORE