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A Special Education Teacher is an educator who specializes in teaching children with physical, mental, emotional, and learning disabilities. They develop tailored teaching plans, collaborate with parents and support staff, and assess students’ progress to help them achieve important learning milestones.

Use this Special Education Teacher job description sample to advertise relevant job openings at your school or child care service center. Feel free to tailor responsibilities and requirements to your needs.


  • Assess students’ abilities and craft teaching plans
  • Adapt learning materials to students’ needs
  • Keep track of and reflect on students’ progress
  • Monitor children’s behavioral patterns and arrange appropriate interventions if needed
  • Find engaging activities to teach skills (e.g. drawing and theater drama)
  • Manage classroom crises and resolve conflict
  • Prepare students for transition to the next grade
  • Inform parents about their children’s performance and potential problems
  • Coach/mentor other professionals who work with children with disabilities
    • Collaborate with the support staff (e.g. school counselors and speech therapists) to create holistic intervention plans

    Requirements and skills

    • Proven experience as a Special Education Teacher or relevant role
    • Good knowledge of current special education topics and methodologies
    • Experience working with children with a wide range of disabilities
    • Ability to create IEPs
    • A patient, resourceful, and resilient personality
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Valid state special education certificate
    • BSc in Special Education; MSc is a plus

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