What Are the Requirements for Being a Special Education Teacher?
To be eligible to work as a Special Education Teacher, you need your bachelor’s degree and a state-issued certification or license. Depending on your area of interest or expertise, PTS will place you in a primary or a secondary school where you can apply your skills.
In addition to understanding special education methods and modalities, it is important to have good interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. If you’re still completing your education, ask your college or university about fieldwork opportunities that may be available to gain hands-on experience with PTS.
What Do School-Based Special Education Teachers Do?
As a Special Education Teacher engaging with PTS, you may work a 10-month school year or choose to work during the Extended School Year (ESY). During the day-to-day, you will provide instruction to students living with a range of physical and mental disabilities as well as modify and tailor educational curriculum and:
- Design, carry out, and monitor IEPs
- Provide 1-on-1 and group instruction
- Conduct assessments and evaluations
- Help students achieve their educational goals
- Collaborate with other service, teachers, and administrators
Along with these activities, you may also meet with parents and guardians, supervise aides, and participate in ongoing training to learn about related disciplines. When need be, you will also collaborate with school-based therapists and providers to implement holistic interventions for students to address specific concerns.
What Is It Like Working Alongside PTS as a Special Education Teacher?
After we place you in one of our partnering districts, we won’t just depart, we’ll go with you. One of our Clinical Directors will continue providing program oversight and operational support. They will also be available to provide you with access to support when you need it.
They’ll act as bridges of communication between teachers, clinicians, administrators, and staff members to ensure everyone has what they need to support each student.
Collaborative, Multi-Disciplinary Work Environment
We apply an Integrated Systems of Support Model to school-based special education. This involves integrating interventions for each child across all services provided. Teachers, therapists, and staff work together to ensure each activity aligns and supports the student’s educational goals.
As a Special Education Teacher engaging with PTS, you’ll play an important part in ensuring each student has what they need to access their education.
Networking & Career Advancement Opportunities
Throughout the year, we offer a range of optional networking events and career advancement opportunities so you can stay current with rules, regulations, and best practices. We also have a community Facebook group where you can share resources and connect with other Special Education Teachers.
For your convenience, you can access our free library of activities, resources, and interventions to use in your classes.
Secure Your Next Special Education Teacher Job Today
If you feel excited about supporting students living with disabilities in a school setting, you can advance your career by working alongside PTS. Learn more about our approach by exploring our website and check out current opportunities in our partnering districts to get started today!