Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
On the Job
Kindergarten and Elementary Special Education Teachers work with hearing- or visually-impaired students at the elementary school level. Their students may also have mental impairments.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs.
- Create technology-based learning materials.
- Develop instructional materials.
- Discuss problems or issues with supervisors.
- Maintain student records.
- Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs.
- Prepare reports detailing student activities or performance.
- Assist students with special educational needs.
- Teach life skills.
- Teach others to use technology or equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working with a group or team.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Close physical proximity with other people.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
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