Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Job Openings - 4,646 Jobs

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    $53,990

    Teacher, Preschool, Early Childhood Education
    Primrose Schools, Greensboro, Nc

    Greensboro, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,290

    Special Education Teacher - Early Childhood Special Education
    City of Roanoke

    Roanoke, VA

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    $47,154

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    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
    Procare Therapy

    Newport, NH

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    $57,380

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    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
    Positive Beginnings Preschool

    Middleville, NY

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    $47,154

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    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
    Procare Therapy

    McMinnville, OR

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    $47,154

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    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
    Procare Therapy

    Tukwila, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
    Vancouver Public Schools

    Vancouver, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,290

    Special Education Teacher - Early Childhood Special Education
    City of Roanoke

    Roanoke, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

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    Early Childhood- Special Education
    Procare Therapy

    Portland, OR

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    $47,154

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    Early Childhood Special Education
    Triton School Corporation

    Bourbon, IN

  • Estimated Salary

    $45,530

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    Special Education Early Childhood Teacher
    New York League for Early Learning

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,990

    Assistant Teacher, Early Childhood Educator
    University of Colorado

    Boulder, CO

  • Estimated Salary

    $56,750

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    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher - Marshall, MN
    Procare Therapy

    Marshall, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

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    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher - Monroe, OH
    Procare Therapy

    Monroe, OH

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    $47,154

    2018-2019 Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
    Clark County School District

    Las Vegas, NV

  • Estimated Salary

    $40,778

    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher II BA
    Developmental Disabilities Institute

    Medford, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

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    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher - Seattle, Washington
    Procare Therapy

    Seattle, WA

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    $47,154

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    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher-Full Time
    Procare Therapy

    Salem, OR

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    $47,154

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    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Tukwila, WA
    Procare Therapy

    Tukwila, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

    2017-2018 Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
    Clark County School District

    Las Vegas, NV

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

    2018-2019 Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
    Clark County School District

    Las Vegas, NV

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

    2018-2019 Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
    Clark County School District

    Las Vegas, NV

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

    2018-2019 Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
    Clark County School District

    Las Vegas, NV

  • Estimated Salary

    $40,778

    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher (Sub)
    Developmental Disabilities Institute

    Ronkonkoma, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

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    Early Childhood Special Education teacher - ECSE
    Procare Therapy

    Salem, OR

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

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    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Job
    Procare Therapy

    Tukwila, WA

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    $47,154

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    Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Teacher Job
    Procare Therapy

    Renton, WA

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    $47,154

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    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Job
    Procare Therapy

    Renton, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $34,743

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    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Needed
    Soliant

    Minneapolis, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

    2017-2018 Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
    Clark County School District

    Las Vegas, NV

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

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    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher - Portland, OR
    Procare Therapy

    Portland, OR

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

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    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Needed (ECSE)
    Procare Therapy

    Kent, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

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    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher-Full Time
    Procare Therapy

    Salem, OR

  • Estimated Salary

    $34,743

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    Full Time Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
    Procare Therapy

    Eden Prairie, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

    2017-2018 Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
    Clark County School District

    Las Vegas, NV

  • Estimated Salary

    $40,778

    NEW
    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher II BA
    Developmental Disabilities Institute

    Huntington, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

    2017-2018 Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
    Clark County School District

    Las Vegas, NV

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher (Lakeland School)
    Walworth County

    Elkhorn, WI

  • Estimated Salary

    $34,743

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    Special Education Assistant - Early Childhood Special Education
    Minneapolis Public Schools

    Minneapolis, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,040

    Early Childhood Special Education Specialist
    George Mason University

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,847

    Early Childhood Education Teacher
    UNCG

    Greensboro, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $35,523

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    Early Childhood Education Teacher
    Human Resource Development Council (HRDC)

    Belgrade, MT

  • Estimated Salary

    $31,960

    Early Childhood Education Teacher
    Brightside Academy

    Columbus, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $45,098

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    Early Childhood Education Teacher
    Procare Therapy

    San Diego, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,754

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    Early Childhood Education Teacher
    Procare Therapy

    Chicago, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $34,463

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    Early Childhood Education Teacher
    Primrose School of Cross Creek

    Tampa, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

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    Early Childhood Education Special Education Teacher Job Open - Morgantown, PA
    Procare Therapy

    Morgantown, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

    NEW
    ESCE Early Childhood Special Education Job
    Procare Therapy

    Tukwila, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

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    Tukwila, WA: Early Childhood Special Education Job
    Sunbelt Staffing

    Tukwila, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,290

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    Early Childhood Special Education Teaching Position
    Soliant

    Lynchburg, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

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    Early Childhood Special Education Job - Renton, WA
    Procare Therapy

    Renton, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

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    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Position- Renton WA
    Procare Therapy

    Renton, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

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    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher ( full-time) Keizer, OR
    Procare Therapy

    Keizer, OR

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,860

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    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher needed near Ashland
    Soliant

    Ashland, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

    2018-2019 Early Childhood Special Education Cooperating Teacher
    Clark County School District

    Las Vegas, NV

  • Estimated Salary

    $34,743

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    Early Childhood Special Education Teacher needed near Mendota Heights MN
    Soliant

    Mendota Heights, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

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    Early Childhood Special Education Job - Renton, WA
    Soliant

    Renton, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

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    Early Childhood Special Education Teaching Position
    Procare Therapy

    San Diego, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $49,520

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    Early Childhood Special Education Greensboro, NC
    Soliant

    Greensboro, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,154

    Early Childhood Special Education Teaching Job in
    Soliant

    Reading, PA

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Jobs

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$53,990

What does an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher do

An Early Childhood Special Education Teacher educator works with children who have a variety of developmental delays, such as mental disorders and social/physical challenges. They work with speech and occupational therapists, physical therapists, and other professionals to help children learn in the most effective way.

how to become an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

Special education teachers in public schools are required to have at least a bachelor’s degree and a state-issued certification or license. Private schools typically require teachers to have a bachelor’s degree, but teachers are not required to be licensed or certified. For information about teacher preparation programs and certification requirements, visit Teach.org or contact your state’s board of education.

Education

All states require special education teachers in public schools to have at least a bachelor’s degree. Some earn a degree specifically in special education. Others major in elementary education or a content area, such as math or science, with a minor in special education.

In a program leading to a bachelor’s degree in special education, prospective teachers learn about the different types of disabilities and how to present information so that students will understand. These programs typically include fieldwork, such as student teaching. To become fully certified, some states require special education teachers to complete a master’s degree in special education.

Teachers in private schools do not need to meet state requirements. However, private schools may prefer to hire teachers who have at least a bachelor’s degree in special education.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require teachers in public schools to be licensed. A license is frequently referred to as a certification. Those who teach in private schools are not required to be licensed. Most states require teachers to pass a background check.

Requirements for certification vary by state. In addition to a bachelor’s degree, states also require teachers to complete a teacher preparation program and supervised experience in teaching. Some states require a minimum grade point average. Teachers may be required to complete annual professional development classes or a master’s degree program to maintain their license.

Many states offer general licenses in special education that allow teachers to work with students with a variety of disabilities. Others offer licenses or endorsements based on a disability-specific category, such as autism or behavior disorders.

Some states allow special education teachers to transfer their licenses from another state. Other states require even an experienced teacher to pass their state’s licensing requirements.

All states offer an alternative route to certification for people who already have a bachelor’s degree. Some alternative certification programs allow candidates to begin teaching immediately, under the close supervision of an experienced teacher. These alternative programs cover teaching methods and child development. Candidates are awarded full certification after they complete the program. Other programs require prospective teachers to take classes in education before they can start to teach. They may be awarded a master’s degree after completing either type of program.

Training

Some special education teachers need to complete a period of fieldwork, commonly referred to as student teaching, before they can work as a teacher. In some states, this program is a prerequisite for a license to teach in public schools. During student teaching, they gain experience in preparing lesson plans and teaching students in a classroom setting, under the supervision and guidance of a mentor teacher. The amount of time required for these programs varies by state, but may last from 1 to 2 years. Many universities offer student teaching programs as part of a degree in special education.

Advancement

Experienced teachers can advance to become mentor or lead teachers who help less experienced teachers improve their teaching skills.

Teachers may become school counselors, instructional coordinators, assistant principals, or principals. These positions generally require additional education, an advanced degree, or certification. An advanced degree in education administration or leadership may be helpful.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Special education teachers discuss students’ needs and performances with general education teachers, parents, and administrators. They also explain difficult concepts in terms that students with learning disabilities can understand.

Critical-thinking skills. Special education teachers assess students’ progress and use that information to adapt lessons to help them learn.

Interpersonal skills. Special education teachers regularly work with general education teachers, school counselors, administrators, and parents to develop Individualized Education Programs. As a result, they need to be able to build positive working relationships.

Patience. Working with students with special needs and different abilities can be difficult. Special education teachers should be patient with each student, as some may need the instruction given aloud, at a slower pace, or in writing.  

Resourcefulness. Special education teachers must develop different ways to present information in a manner that meets the needs of their students. They also help general education teachers adapt their lessons to the needs of students with disabilities.

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Teacher-Early Childhood Education Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, MD Nov 02, 2013 $69,664
Teacher-Prek/Apc/Early Childhood Education Nurser Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, MD Jan 15, 2013 $61,899
Teacher-Pre-K/Early Childhood Education Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, MD Jan 15, 2013 $61,899
Teacher, Early Childhood Education Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care, Inc. Washington, DC Nov 01, 2011 $40,000

Top Skills for a Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

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Top Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Skills

You can also stand out to potential employers by including the following skills on your resume:
  1. Classroom Management
  2. Individual Education Plans
  3. Special Education Services
Here are actual snippets of how candidates used top skills in their job applications:
  • Developed Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) & Individual Education Plans (IEP).
  • Observed, screened and assessed 200 children, who were referred for possible special education services.
  • General education and special education teacher in a bilingual preschool classroom.
  • Taught/consulted preschool children and their parents involving various special needs, including behavior, orthopedic needs, and language development
  • Develop weekly lesson plans with appropriate accommodations and modifications to meet the needs of students.

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Top Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Employers

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Top 10 Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Employers

Clark County School District hires heavily for Early Childhood Special Education Teacher positions -- they have hired the highest amount of Early Childhood Special Education Teacher candidates in recent years.

Overall, 10 firms have active listings for Early Childhood Special Education Teacher.

Clark County School District, Special School District, United Services, Inc., West Ottawa High School, Hillside Early Childhood Center, Lennox School District, Alexandria City Public Schools, Richardson Park Early Learning Center, North Smyrna Elementary Sch, Betty Kiefer Elementary

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