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Special Education Teachers, Middle School
District Of Columbia

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Teach middle 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.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: Not Available

Typical Annual Salary: $39,900 - $59,000

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Internship/residency

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typical job duties

  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Modify the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and instructional technology.
  • Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement.
  • Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.
  • Develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of handicapping conditions.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
  • Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and professionals to develop individual educational plans designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social development.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Adaptive communication switches for the physically challenged
  • Braille devices for the physically challenged
  • Computer mouse or trackballs
  • Game pads or joy sticks
  • Touch screen monitors

Technology:
  • Device drivers or system software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Presentation software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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