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Become A Secondary School Special ED Teacher

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Working As A Secondary School Special ED Teacher

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $69,740

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Secondary School Special ED Teacher does

  • Employed as an assistant teacher of English Literature/Language and Business, to students between the ages of 11- .
  • Utilize information contained in IEP's as a focus for specialized instruction.
  • Observe and control behavior of students in the classroom and during outdoor activities.
  • Conduct literature circles as a means of engaging students' comprehension skills in fifth grade.
  • Provide assistance to non-English speaking students via interpretation for meetings, conferences and classroom activities.
  • Certified ESL, Lesson Planning, Assessment, Evaluation.
  • Facilitated and participated in extra curricular activities

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How To Become A Secondary School Special ED Teacher

High school teachers must have a bachelor’s degree. In addition, public school teachers must have a state-issued certification or license.

Education

All states require public high school teachers to have at least a bachelor’s degree. Most states require high school teachers to have majored in a subject area, such as science or history. Teachers typically enroll in their institution’s teacher preparation program and take classes in education and child psychology as well.

In teacher education programs, prospective high school teachers learn how to present information to students and how to work with students of varying abilities and backgrounds. Programs typically include fieldwork, such as student teaching. For information about teacher preparation programs in your state, visit Teach.org.

Some states require high school teachers to earn a master’s degree after earning their teaching certification.

Teachers in private schools do not need to meet state requirements. However, private schools typically seek high school teachers who have a bachelor’s degree and a major in a subject area.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require teachers in public schools to be licensed or certified. Those who teach in private schools are generally not required to be licensed. Most states require teachers to pass a background check.

High school teachers typically are awarded a secondary or high school certification, which allows them to teach the 7th through the 12th grades.

Requirements for certification vary by state. In addition to requiring a bachelor’s degree, states require teachers to complete a teacher preparation program and supervised experience in teaching, typically gained through student teaching. States also typically require candidates to pass a general teaching certification test, as well as a test that demonstrates their knowledge in the subject they will teach. Some states require teachers to have a minimum grade point average as well. For information on certification requirements in your state, visit Teach.org.

Often, teachers are required to complete annual professional development classes to keep their license. Some states require teachers to complete a master’s degree after receiving their certification.

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

Training

In order to receive certification, teachers need to undergo a period of fieldwork, commonly referred to as student teaching. During student teaching, they work with a mentor teacher and gain experience teaching students in a classroom setting. The amount of time required varies by state.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Teachers must collaborate with other teachers and special education teachers. In addition, teachers need to discuss students’ needs with parents and administrators.

Patience. Working with students of different abilities and backgrounds can be difficult. High school teachers must be patient when students struggle with material.

Resourcefulness. High school teachers need to explain difficult concepts in terms students can understand. In addition, they must be able to engage students in learning and adapt lessons to each student’s needs.

Advancement

Experienced teachers can advance to be mentors or lead teachers. In these positions, they often work with less experienced teachers to help them improve their teaching skills.

With additional education or certification, teachers may become school counselors, school librarians, or instructional coordinators. Some become assistant principals or principals. Becoming a principal usually requires additional instruction in education administration or leadership. For more information, see the profiles on school and career counselors, librarians, instructional coordinators, and elementary, middle, and high school principals.

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Real Secondary School Special ED Teacher Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Special EDU Teacher, Secondary Schools Santa Clara County Office of Education San Jose, CA Oct 24, 2011 $82,679
Teacher Secondary School The RAZI School NY Jan 15, 2016 $77,753
Teacher Secondary School The RAZI School NY Jul 01, 2015 $77,753
Special ED Secondary School Global Teachers Research and Resources, Inc. Morrow, GA Sep 27, 2012 $62,400
Teacher, Secondary School St. Monica Academy Pasadena, CA Jan 18, 2011 $53,000
Teacher, Secondary School Integrated Design & Electronics Academy, PCS Washington, DC Aug 15, 2010 $51,400
Teacher, Secondary School Riverside Military Academy Gainesville, GA Oct 21, 2011 $49,453 -
$57,000
Teacher, Secondary School School District of Hillsborough County Tampa, FL Aug 15, 2012 $48,773
Teacher, Secondary School Spanish Atlanta International School Atlanta, GA Sep 23, 2013 $47,532 -
$65,000
Teacher, Secondary School Birmingham City Schools Birmingham, AL Aug 04, 2009 $44,998
Teacher, Secondary School Coffeeville School District Coffeeville, MS Sep 21, 2015 $43,500
Teacher, Secondary School Riverside Military Academy, Inc. Gainesville, GA Aug 01, 2011 $41,720 -
$49,200
Teacher, Secondary School Marine Military Academy Inc. Harlingen, TX Aug 01, 2014 $41,650
Teacher, Secondary School Marine Military Academy Harlingen, TX Sep 20, 2014 $41,650
Teacher, Secondary School West Contra Costa Unified School District Richmond, CA Aug 01, 2010 $40,000
Teacher, Secondary School Stockton Unified School District Stockton, CA Jul 15, 2010 $39,839
Teacher, Secondary School Pinellas County School Board Clearwater, FL Sep 30, 2013 $39,792
Teacher, Secondary School Birmingham City Schools Birmingham, AL Jul 20, 2010 $39,780 -
$61,944
Teacher, Secondary School American Youth Academy, Inc. Tampa, FL Oct 01, 2011 $39,392
Secondary School Teacherr, Except Special and Centro de Embajadores En Cabo Rojo Cabo Rojo, PR Sep 01, 2010 $37,649
Teacher, Secondary School School District of Hillsborough County Tampa, FL Jul 01, 2010 $37,104
Teacher, Secondary School School District of Hillsborough County Seffner, FL Jan 31, 2011 $37,014
Teacher, Secondary School Pinellas County School Board Clearwater, FL Oct 01, 2012 $37,013
Teacher, Secondary School Pinellas County School Board Clearwater, FL Aug 12, 2011 $37,013

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Top Skills for A Secondary School Special ED Teacher

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Top Secondary School Special ED Teacher Skills

  1. Mathematics
  2. Classroom Activities
  3. Physics
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provide assistance to non-English speaking students via interpretation for meetings, conferences and classroom activities.
  • Observe and control behavior of students in the classroom and during outdoor activities.
  • Utilize information contained in IEP's as a focus for specialized instruction.
  • Facilitated and participated in extra curricular activities
  • Conduct literature circles as a means of engaging students' comprehension skills in fifth grade.

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