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.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
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.
- Create technology-based learning materials.
- Document lesson plans.
- Maintain student records.
- Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs.
- Prepare reports detailing student activities or performance.
- Apply multiple teaching methods.
- Teach life skills.
- Teach others to use technology or equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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