Middle School Special Education Teachers
On the Job
Middle School Special Education Teachers work with middle school students who have a wide range of physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. With students who have mild or moderate disabilities, they make sure that lessons and teaching strategies are modified to meet students' needs. With students who have severe disabilities, they teach the students independent living skills and basic literacy, along with communication and math.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs.
- Discuss problems or issues with supervisors.
- Assist students with special educational needs.
- Apply multiple teaching methods.
- Teach life skills.
- Teach others to use technology or equipment.
- Teach vocational courses.
- Tutor students who need extra assistance.
- Create technology-based learning materials.
- Document lesson plans.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
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