High School Special Education Teachers
On the Job
High School Special Education Teachers work with high school students who have a wide range of physical, mental, or emotional disabilities.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Encourage students.
- Apply multiple teaching methods.
- Teach life skills.
- Teach others to use technology or equipment.
- Teach vocational courses.
- Tutor students who need extra assistance.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs.
- Discuss problems or issues with supervisors.
- Develop instructional objectives.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
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