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Working As A Resource Specialist Teacher

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Thinking Creatively
  • $50,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Resource Specialist Teacher Do

Teacher assistants work under a teacher’s supervision to give students additional attention and instruction.

Duties

Teacher assistants typically do the following:

  • Reinforce lessons presented by teachers by reviewing material with students one-on-one or in small groups
  • Enforce school and class rules to help teach students proper behavior
  • Help teachers with recordkeeping, such as tracking attendance and calculating grades
  • Help teachers prepare for lessons by getting materials ready or setting up equipment, such as computers
  • Supervise students in class, between classes, during lunch and recess, and on field trips

Teacher assistants also are called teacher aides, instructional aides, paraprofessionals, education assistants, and paraeducators.

Teacher assistants work with or under the guidance of a licensed teacher. Generally, teachers introduce new material to students while teacher assistants help reinforce the lessons by working with individual students or small groups of students. For example, after the teacher presents a lesson, a teacher assistant may help a small group of students as they try to master the material.

Teachers may seek feedback from assistants to monitor students’ progress. Some teachers and teacher assistants meet regularly to discuss lesson plans and student development. Teacher assistants sometimes help teachers by grading tests and checking homework.

Some teacher assistants work only with special education students. Some of these students attend regular classes, and teacher assistants help them understand the material and adapt the information to their learning style. Teacher assistants may work with students who have more severe disabilities in separate classrooms. They help these students with basic needs, such as eating or personal hygiene. With young adults, they may help students with disabilities learn skills necessary for them to find a job or live independently after graduation.

Some teacher assistants work in specific locations in the school. For example, some work in computer laboratories, teaching students how to use computers and helping them use software. Others work as recess or lunchroom attendants, supervising students during these times of the day.

Although most teacher assistants work in elementary, middle, and high schools, others work in preschools and childcare centers. Often, one or two assistants work with a lead teacher to provide the individual attention that young children need. They help with educational activities. They also supervise the children at play and help with feeding and other basic care.

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How To Become A Resource Specialist Teacher

Teacher assistants typically need to have completed at least 2 years of college coursework.

Education

Most school districts require applicants to have completed at least 2 years of college coursework or have earned an associate’s degree. Teacher assistants in schools that have a Title 1 program (a federal program for schools with a large proportion of students from low-income households) must have at least a 2-year degree, 2 years of college, or pass a state or local assessment.

Associate’s degree programs for teacher assistants prepare the participants to develop educational materials, observe students, and understand the role of teachers and teaching assistants in the classroom.

Most states require instructional aides who work with special-needs students to pass a skills-based test.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Teacher assistants need to discuss students’ progress with teachers and parents, so they need to be able to communicate well.

Interpersonal skills. Teacher assistants interact with a variety of people, including teachers, students, parents, and administrators. They need to develop good working relationships with the people they work with.

Patience. Working with students of different abilities and backgrounds can be difficult. Teacher assistants must be patient with students who struggle with material.

Resourcefulness. To reinforce lessons, teacher assistants must explain information to students in a way that meets each student’s learning style. 

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Average Length of Employment
Bilingual Teacher 4.6 years
Resource Teacher 2.9 years
5th Grade Teacher 2.7 years
Teacher Associate 2.4 years
Literacy Teacher 2.3 years
Teacher Internship 0.8 years
Top Careers Before Resource Specialist Teacher
Teacher 30.6%
Internship 3.2%
Tutor 2.4%
Supervisor 2.4%
Coach 2.1%
Volunteer 1.9%
Top Careers After Resource Specialist Teacher
Teacher 23.8%
Principal 4.3%
Educator 4.1%
Owner 3.2%
Specialist 3.2%
Instructor 2.6%
Coach 2.6%
Consultant 2.3%

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Average Yearly Salary
$50,000
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$25,000
Min 10%
$50,000
Median 50%
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Median 50%
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$99,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Madera County
Highest Paying City
Boston, MA
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
4.1 years
How much does a Resource Specialist Teacher make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Resource Specialist Teacher in the United States is $50,961 per year or $25 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $25,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $99,000.

Real Resource Specialist Teacher Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Academic Specialist-Teacher Michigan State University East Lansing, MI Nov 01, 2010 $76,126
Teacher, Resource Specialist Fontana Unified School District Fontana, CA Jul 31, 2010 $72,114
Academic Specialist-Teacher Michigan State University East Lansing, MI Jan 09, 2016 $70,000
SDC Teacher-Resource Specialist Loma Prieta Joint Union School District Los Gatos, CA Aug 17, 2009 $64,328
Resource Specialist Teacher Coachella Valley Unified School District Thermal, CA Dec 15, 2010 $62,459
Specialist-Teacher Michigan State University East Lansing, MI Mar 23, 2012 $60,840
Mandarin Specialist/Associate Teacher Bullis Charter School Los Altos, CA Jul 29, 2015 $60,383
Specialist-Teacher Michigan State University East Lansing, MI Oct 01, 2015 $60,000
Specialist-Teacher Michigan State University East Lansing, MI Nov 01, 2010 $58,640
Resource Specialist Teacher Larchmont Charter School Los Angeles, CA Oct 01, 2010 $47,612
Resource Specialist Teacher Larchmont Charter School Los Angeles, CA Oct 01, 2010 $47,611
Teacher/Specialist-Math Unified School District of Marshfield Marshfield, WI Aug 31, 2016 $45,000 -
$50,000
Teacher, Italian Specialist La Piccola Scuola Italiana DI San Francisco San Francisco, CA Oct 01, 2012 $37,000 -
$45,000
Teacher Specialist Jordan Kitt's Music, Inc. College Park, MD Oct 01, 2011 $36,000
Teacher, Italian ECE Specialist La Piccola Scuola Italiana DI San Francisco San Francisco, CA Oct 01, 2011 $35,000 -
$40,000
Teacher, Italian ECE Specialist La Piccola Scuola Italiana DI San Francisco San Francisco, CA Sep 27, 2012 $35,000 -
$40,000
Teacher, Italian Specialist La Piccola Scuola Italiana DI San Francisco San Francisco, CA Oct 01, 2012 $35,000 -
$45,000

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Top Skills for A Resource Specialist Teacher

  1. Special Needs
  2. Curriculum Development
  3. IEP
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  • Create Individualized Education Plans (IEP) for all students with special needs, manage paperwork, and lead IEP meetings.
  • Collaborate and Co-Teach with General Education Teachers on curriculum development involving technology integration with online learning.
  • Coordinated students' daily schedules with general education teachers and support providers so that their IEP goals and objectives were accomplished.
  • Implement an appropriate behavioral classroom management system and assist general education teachers to implement behavior goals and plans.
  • Develop daily lesson plans and effectively communicate with parents and other outside support clinicians regarding student progress and achievement.

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Top 10 Best States for Resource Specialist Teachers

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  2. Alaska
  3. Connecticut
  4. New Jersey
  5. New York
  6. Massachusetts
  7. Michigan
  8. Illinois
  9. Rhode Island
  10. Nevada
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Resource Specialist Teacher Demographics

Gender

Female

63.2%

Male

23.6%

Unknown

13.2%
Ethnicity

White

60.2%

Hispanic or Latino

17.4%

Black or African American

11.7%

Asian

6.8%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.7%

Portuguese

4.2%

Bulgarian

4.2%

Greek

4.2%

Turkish

4.2%

French

4.2%

Macedonian

4.2%

Korean

4.2%

Arabic

4.2%
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Resource Specialist Teacher Education

Schools

National University

11.8%

California State University - Los Angeles

7.8%

University of Phoenix

6.9%

Walden University

6.9%

Capella University

5.9%

National Louis University

4.9%

California State University - Fullerton

4.9%

University of California - Los Angeles

4.9%

Loyola Marymount University

4.9%

Florida International University

4.9%

California State University - Dominguez Hills

4.9%

Azusa Pacific University

4.9%

Texas Southern University

3.9%

University of South Florida

3.9%

Northern Arizona University

3.9%

Point Loma Nazarene University

2.9%

San Jose State University

2.9%

Chapman University

2.9%

Citadel

2.9%

University of Central Florida

2.9%
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Majors

Special Education

21.1%

Education

16.3%

Educational Leadership

11.7%

Elementary Education

10.6%

Business

8.3%

Psychology

3.4%

Curriculum And Instruction

3.1%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.9%

School Counseling

2.6%

English

2.6%

Liberal Arts

2.3%

Counseling Psychology

2.3%

Educational Technology

2.0%

Ethnic, Gender And Minority Studies

1.7%

Early Childhood Education

1.7%

Management

1.7%

Fine Arts

1.4%

Music

1.4%

Theatre

1.4%

Public Administration

1.4%
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Degrees

Masters

48.7%

Bachelors

22.7%

Other

17.7%

Doctorate

3.9%

Certificate

3.1%

Associate

2.9%

Diploma

0.8%

License

0.2%
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