If you love helping differently-abled children and want to participate in their quality educational upbringing, perhaps being an elementary special education teacher is the job for you. Some of the duties and responsibilities that you will be performing in this capacity include assessing the student's abilities and developing teaching plans accordingly, adapting learning material to suit children's needs.
Moreover, you will also monitor children's behavioral patterns, arrange appropriate interventions, manage classroom crisis, inform parents regarding their child's performance, and collaborate with support staff and other personnel, if need be. Essential skills required for this role are patience, effective and clear communication, empathy, motivation, and interpersonal skills. Educational requirements for this role include a bachelor's degree in special education, although having a master's degree would be advantageous.
Moreover, knowledge of current special education topics, experience working with children with disabilities, and proven experience in a similar role are preferred. The average hourly pay for this role is $23.68, which amounts to $49,262 annually. The career is projected to grow and create new opportunities in the near future.