Special Education Teacher
What Does A Special Education Teacher Do?
A special education teacher teaches students who have some type of disability (learning, mental, emotional, or physical).
How Do I Become A Special Education Teacher?
A four-year bachelor’s degree in education or special education is required for this position. Kimberly (the teacher featured in the video) says that a master’s degree will better prepare one for this position. A master’s degree generally takes an additional two-three years to earn.
What is the Average Salary For A Special Education Teacher?
High – 92,000
Median – 58,000
Low – 40,000
What Courses Should I Take To Become A Special Education Teacher?
- Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
- English – As much as possible!
- Public Speaking
What Is The Work Environment For A Special Education Teacher?
A teacher can work in any public or private school. Teachers are often required to do a lot of work on their own time (e.g., preparation, grading). For many, teaching as a special education teacher can be physically and emotionally draining.
What Is The Future Outlook For A Special Education Teacher?
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada