Occupation Profile for Special Education Teachers, Secondary School

Teach secondary 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.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$48,330.00 Median Annual Wage 4,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
1.7 Average Unemployment Percentage 4.5 Percentage That Completed High School
138,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 8.3 Percentage That Had Some College
150,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 87.2 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Career and Transition Teacher
Collaborative Teacher
ED Special Education Teacher (Emotional Disability Special Education Teacher)
EMD Special Education Teacher (Educable Mentally Disabled Special Education Teacher)
Emotional Support Teacher
Exceptional Student Education Teacher (ESE Teacher)
High School Learning Support Teacher
High School Special Education Teacher
Inclusion Special Educator
Interrelated Special Education Teacher
Intervention Specialist
Learning Disabilities Resource Teacher (LD Resource Teacher)
Learning Disabilities Special Education Teacher (LD Special Education Teacher)
Learning Support Teacher
Life Skills Teacher
MH Teacher (Mentally Handicapped Teacher)
Moderate Needs Teacher
Orthopedically Impaired Teacher (OI Teacher)
Reading Specialist
Resource Center Teacher
Resource Specialist Program Special Education Instructor (RSP Special Education Instructor)
Resource Specialist Teacher
Secondary Special Education Teacher
Self-Contained Classroom Special Education Teacher
SLD Inclusion Teacher (Specific Learning Disabilities Inclusion Teacher)
Special Day Class Teacher
Special Education Administrator
Special Education Itinerant Teacher
Special Education Resource Teacher
Special Education Teacher
Teacher
Teacher of the Handicapped
Teacher, Blind
Teacher, Braille
Teacher, Deaf
Teacher, Emotionally Impaired
Teacher, Handicapped
Teacher, Hearing Impaired
Teacher, Learning Disabled
Teacher, Lip Reading
Teacher, Mentally Impaired
Teacher, Mentally Retarded
Teacher, Physically Impaired
Teacher, Remedial Reading, Math, or Other Subject
Teacher, Resource
Teacher, Visually Impaired
Teacher, Vocational Training
TMH Teacher (Trainable Mentally Handicapped Teacher)
Vocational Trainer
Work-Study Coordinator, Special Education

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Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Core — Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
  • Core — Instruct students in daily living skills required for independent maintenance and self-sufficiency, such as hygiene, safety, and food preparation.
  • Core — Develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of handicapping conditions.
  • Core — Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Core — Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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