Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $50,670.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 944
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 7.82 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Oral Communication
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Attention to Detail
Interpersonal Skills
Written Communication
Customer Service
Work Ethic
Resource Management
Computer Fundamentals

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Training and Teaching Others

Develop teaching aids
Adapt course of study to meet student needs
Select teaching materials
Develop educational and instructional programs
Develop lesson, course, or training objectives
Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs
Select method of instruction
Update instructional or educational curricula
Plan educational or learning activities
Plan experiential learning activities
Manage educational content
Develop strategies or programs for students with special needs
Plan learning activities for improving social behavior
Establish rules or policies governing student behavior
Adapt educational activities to meet student needs
Document lesson plans
Manage instructional outcomes
Apply multiple teaching methods
Develop educational assessment materials
Evaluate student performance
Determine student learning levels
Monitor student progress
Determine student problems
Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress
Organize educational material or ideas
Update knowledge of formal and informal learning activities
Develop educational presentations
Develop instructional materials
Evaluate students for needs, skills, or educational potential
Plan esteem building activities for children
Teach mentally or emotionally-impaired students
Prepare audio-visual teaching aids
Tutor students who need extra assistance
Prepare educational reports or presentations
Establish educational, instructional, or training policies, procedures, or standards
Create learning materials with technology-based delivery systems
Manage classroom activities
Prepare tests
Teach sports rules or techniques
Manage decorum in meetings or group sessions
Teach elementary or primary courses
Teach work related or interest-based courses
Teach post-secondary courses
Identify training needs
Apply early childhood education techniques
Teach secondary or vocational courses
Teach social skills
Teach health or hygiene practices
Teach others to use technology or equipment
Teach life skills or strategies to clients or their families
Teach others how to use audio-visual materials
Train others in the use of equipment associated with learning basic or fundamental knowledge or skills
Teach physical education
Organize informational materials
Teach correct eating habits
Teach music for specific instruments
Provide health education and disease prevention instruction
Teach parenting techniques

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