What does a Special Education Teacher do?

Special education teachers facilitate effective lessons that cater to students living with physical, intellectual, emotional, and learning disabilities. They often work with a team to design activities that will help students achieve their specific learning goals.

Special education teachers often involve themselves in the academic, social and behavioral development of their students and assist in the development of the student's individualized educational program (IEP) which develops individual goals for students and is modified according to their abilities and needs. They work closely with a student’s family and specialists to keep the entire team updated on progress and to make recommendations that help promote learning and life skills at home. Special education teachers also help general educators when it is time to adapt to curriculum or learning materials and teaching techniques that meet the needs of any students in the classroom living with a disability. They coordinate the work of teachers, assistants, and related personnel including a therapist or social worker to meet the student’s needs within inclusive special education programs. Special education teachers need a bachelor’s degree and state-issued certification or licensing and training in special education subjects.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Special Education Teacher Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹28,890 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: ₹29T
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Special Education Teacher Career Path

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First Step Early Intervention Programme
Special Education Teacher
7 Jul 2021

“It is a very good learning experience and helps one to develop on a personal level.”

SPED Teacher
17 Jan 2021

“1st grade program offered many classes despite the building facility limitations I felt it was a decent school.”

ATX LearningATX Learning
Special Education Teacher
10 Nov 2020

“Good and dedicated team to work with.”

La Crosse School DistrictLa Crosse School District
Special Education Teacher Assistant
5 Dec 2021

“I have been with the district for 4 years and I am making the same as a new hire.”

Dysart Unified School DistrictDysart Unified School District
Special Education Teacher
12 Mar 2021

“They did everything to trim my years of teaching experience and reduce college credits to reduce my pay.”

San Francisco Unified School DistrictSan Francisco Unified School District
SPED Teacher
13 Oct 2021

“Decent pay for a teacher I guess but still not great.”

Connections AcademyConnections Academy
Special Education Teacher
21 Feb 2020

“Great staff PD! Admin is great about doing what’s best for learning.”

Lydian AcademyLydian Academy
Early Childhood Education Teacher
3 Apr 2021

“Lydian has an outstanding reputation for being the best place to work with children's individualized education.”

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