Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten & Elementary School


Teach elementary school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.
Also called: Learning Support Teacher, Severe/Profound Mental Handicaps Special Education Teacher, Special Education Inclusion Teacher, Special Education Teacher

Knowledge:

    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Business
  • administrative services

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Persistence

Technology:

    Device drivers or system software
  • Screen magnification software
  • Screen reader software
    Voice recognition software
  • goQ WordQ
  • Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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