Special Education Teachers, Middle School

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What do they do?

Teach academic, social, and life skills to middle school students with learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Includes teachers who specialize and work with students who are blind or have visual impairments; students who are deaf or have hearing impairments; and students with intellectual disabilities.

Also known as:

EBD Special Education Teacher (Emotional-Behavioral Disabilities Special Education Teacher), ED Special Education Teacher (Emotional Disabilities Special Education Teacher), Exceptional Children Teacher (EC Teacher), Exceptional Student Education Teacher (ESE Teacher), Handicapped Teacher, Hearing Impaired Teacher (HI Teacher), Inclusion Teacher, Interrelated Special Education Teacher, Intervention Specialist, Learning Disabilities Special Education Teacher, Learning Disabilities Teacher (LD Teacher), Learning Support Teacher, Middle School Resource Teacher, Middle School Special Education Teacher, MMI Teacher (Mildly Mentally Impaired Teacher), MR Teacher (Mentally Retarded Teacher), Resource Room Teacher, Resource Specialist Teacher, Resource Teacher, Self-Contained Special Education Teacher, SLD Teacher (Specific Learning Disability Teacher), Special Day Class Teacher (SDC Teacher), Special Education Resource Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Special Educator, Special Needs Teacher, Teacher

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Special Education Teachers, Middle School is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (3%)
  • Master's degree (46.5%)
  • Bachelor's degree (33.9%)
  • Associate's degree (4.7%)
  • Some college, no degree (6.8%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (4.8%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0.3%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Establish rules or policies governing student behavior.
  • Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs.
  • Design psychological or educational treatment procedures or programs.
  • Develop educational programs.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Prepare reports detailing student activities or performance.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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