Special Education Resource Teacher Job Openings - 5,226 Jobs

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    Livonia, MI

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    $47,250

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    San Juan Bautista, CA

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    $44,470

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    Special Education Resource Teacher Job Glendale, AZ
    Soliant

    Glendale, AZ

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    $47,250

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    Sunbelt Staffing

    Montebello, CA

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    $57,830

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    EAPrep Secondary School
    Southwest Key Programs

    Channelview, TX

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    Special Education Learning Resource Teacher Job Salem, Oregon
    Soliant

    Salem, OR

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    $44,470

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    Middle School Special Education Resource Teacher Job Maricopa, Arizona
    Soliant

    Maricopa, AZ

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    Full-time, Puyallup, WA, SPED, Special Education Resource Room Teacher
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    Puyallup, WA

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    Elementary Special Education Resource Teacher Job Tacoma, Washington
    Soliant

    Tacoma, WA

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    $53,180

    EAPrep Secondary School
    Southwest Key Programs

    Austin, TX

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    Special Education Resource Teacher job near Hilton Head, SC
    Soliant

    Hilton Head Island, SC

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    $44,470

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    Elementary Special Education Resource Teacher Job Chandler, Arizona
    Soliant

    Chandler, AZ

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    $44,470

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    Soliant

    Phoenix, AZ

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    Soliant

    Gilbert, AZ

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    High School Special Education Resource Teacher needed in Beaverton, OR - Full Time
    Soliant

    Beaverton, OR

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    $41,834

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    Special education teacher - Resource Classroom
    Procare Therapy

    Tolleson, AZ

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    $47,497

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    Special Education Teacher - Elementary Resource Room
    Procare Therapy

    Florence, SC

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    $44,620

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    Morristown, IN Resource Special Education Teacher Job
    Sunbelt Staffing

    Morristown, IN

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    $46,171

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    Elementary Resource Special Education Teacher Position
    Soliant

    Eastpointe, MI

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    $41,834

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    Resource Special Education Teacher Job Goodyear, Arizona
    Sunbelt Staffing

    Goodyear, AZ

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    $42,246

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    Resource Special Education Teacher job - Greensboro, GA
    Sunbelt Staffing

    Greensboro, GA

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    $50,147

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    Special Education Teacher- Pasadena, CA- Resource
    Sunbelt Staffing

    Pasadena, CA

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    $41,834

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    Special Education (Resource) Teacher job - Scottsdale, AZ
    Sunbelt Staffing

    Scottsdale, AZ

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    $41,834

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    Special Education Teacher Scottsdale Resource Job
    Sunbelt Staffing

    Scottsdale, AZ

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    $45,530

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    Special Education Teacher Middle School Resource Position
    Soliant

    Norwich, CT

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    $37,492

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    (Resource) Special Education Teacher Job~ Gurnee, IL
    Sunbelt Staffing

    Gurnee, IL

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    $43,984

    Special Education Teacher
    Camelot Education

    DeKalb, IL

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    $56,571

    School Special Education Teacher
    Healthpro-Heritage

    Chicago, IL

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    $52,632

    Special Education Teacher
    Catapult Learning

    Antioch, CA

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    $45,530

    Special Education (Classroom Teacher)
    Catapult Learning

    Norwalk, CT

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    $45,530

    Special Education (Classroom Teacher)
    Catapult Learning

    Wallingford, CT

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    $45,530

    Special Education Teacher
    Wheeler Clinic

    Plainville, CT

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    $48,336

    Preschool Special Education Teacher
    Northern Rivers Family Services

    Schenectady, NY

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    $48,336

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    Racker

    Ithaca, NY

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    $34,113

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    Special Education Teacher
    Edu Healthcare

    Page, AZ

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    $48,336

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    Special Education Teacher
    Newmeadow Saratoga School

    Fort Edward, NY

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    $51,756

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    Special Education Teacher
    Phillips Programs

    Fairfax, VA

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    $57,465

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    Special Education Teacher - Elementary
    Camelot Education

    Millville, NJ

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    $47,590

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    Special Education Teacher
    Kennedy Child Study Center

    New York, NY

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    $56,081

    Special Education Teacher
    Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

    West Chester, PA

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    $52,812

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    Special Education Teacher
    Cumberland Therapy Services, Inc.

    Oakland, CA

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    $59,759

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    Portland Special Education Teacher
    Soliant

    Portland, OR

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    $53,809

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    TO Special Education Teacher
    Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan

    Mount Pleasant, MI

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    $41,834

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    Special Education Teacher
    Procare Therapy

    Scottsdale, AZ

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    $44,718

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    Special Education Teacher
    Procare Therapy

    Chacra, CO

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    $53,809

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    Special Education Teacher Position
    Soliant

    Grand Rapids, MI

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    $64,233

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    Special Education Teacher Position
    Soliant

    Baltimore, MD

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    $47,000

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    Special Education Teacher
    Procare Therapy

    Phoenix, AZ

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    $51,191

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    Special Education Teacher Job
    Procare Therapy

    Minneapolis, MN

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    $57,218

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    Special Education Teacher
    Cumberland Therapy Services, Inc.

    Burien, WA

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    $57,218

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    Special Education Teacher
    Procare Therapy

    Seattle, WA

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    $47,000

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    Special Education
    Soliant

    Phoenix, AZ

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    $45,700

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    Special Education Teacher Job
    Procare Therapy

    Allendale, SC

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    $56,081

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    Special Education Teacher Postion
    Procare Therapy

    Archbald, PA

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    $36,000

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    Special Education Teacher
    Pine Grove Youth Academy

    Elgin, SC

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    $56,571

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    Special Education Teacher Job
    Procare Therapy

    Chicago, IL

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    $50,818

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    Special Education Teacher
    Center City Public Charter Schools

    Washington, DC

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    $56,571

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    Special Education Teacher Position
    Procare Therapy

    Harvey, IL

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    $40,010

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    Special Education Teacher Position
    Procare Therapy

    Atlanta, GA

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    $57,218

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    Special Education Teacher
    Procare Therapy

    Seattle, WA

Special Education Resource Teacher Jobs

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What does a Special Education Resource Teacher do

Special education teachers work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. They adapt general education lessons and teach various subjects, such as reading, writing, and math, to students with mild and moderate disabilities. They also teach basic skills, such as literacy and communication techniques, to students with severe disabilities.

Duties

Special education teachers typically do the following:

  • Assess students’ skills to determine their needs and to develop appropriate teaching plans
  • Adapt general lessons to meet the needs of students
  • Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each student
  • Plan, organize, and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities
  • Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one
  • Implement IEPs, assess students’ performance, and track their progress
  • Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress and goals
  • Discuss student’s progress with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators
  • Supervise and mentor teacher assistants who work with students with disabilities
  • Prepare and help students transition from grade to grade and for life after graduation

Special education teachers work with general education teachers, counselors, school superintendents, administrators, and parents. As a team, they develop IEPs specific to each student’s needs. IEPs outline the goals and services for each student, such as sessions with the school psychologists, counselors, and special education teachers. Teachers also meet with parents, school administrators, and counselors to discuss updates and changes to the IEPs.

Special education teachers’ duties vary by the type of setting they work in, student disabilities, and teacher specialty.

Some special education teachers work in classrooms or resource centers that only include students with disabilities. In these settings, teachers plan, adapt, and present lessons to meet each student’s needs. They teach students in small groups or on a one-on-one basis.

In inclusive classrooms, special education teachers teach students with disabilities who are in general education classrooms. They work with general education teachers to present the information in a manner that students with disabilities can more easily understand. They also assist general education teachers to adapt lessons that will meet the needs of the students with disabilities in their classes.

Special education teachers also collaborate with teacher assistants, psychologists, and social workers to accommodate requirements of students with disabilities. For example, they may have a teacher assistant work with them to provide support for a student who needs particular attention.

Special education teachers work with students who have a wide variety of mental, emotional, physical, and learning disabilities. For example, some work with students who need assistance in subject areas, such as reading and math. Others help students develop study skills, such as by using flashcards and text highlighting.

Some special education teachers work with students who have physical and sensory disabilities, such as blindness and deafness, and with students who are wheelchair-bound. They also may work with those who have autism spectrum disorders and emotional disorders, such as anxiety and depression.

Special education teachers work with students from preschool to high school. Some teachers work with students who have severe disabilities until the students are 21 years old.

Special education teachers help students with severe disabilities develop basic life skills, such as how to respond to questions and how to follow directions. Some teach the skills necessary for students with moderate disabilities to live independently, find a job, and manage money and their time. For more information about other workers who help individuals with disabilities develop skills necessary to live independently, see the profiles on occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants and aides.

Most special education teachers use computers to keep records of their students’ performance, prepare lesson plans, and update IEPs. Some teachers also use various assistive technology aids, such as Braille writers and computer software that help them communicate with students.

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how to become a Special Education Resource 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
Special Education Math Resource Room Teacher Boston Public Schools Boston, MA Mar 03, 2015 $74,197
Special Education Resource Teacher (Math) Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Fairbanks, AK Jul 01, 2015 $71,224
Special Education Resource Teacher Prince George's County Public Schools New Carrollton, MD Jul 01, 2011 $69,608
Special Education Resource Teacher Paterson Public Schools Paterson, NJ Jan 14, 2016 $55,442
Special Education Generic Resource Teacher Pasadena Independent School District Pasadena, TX Aug 02, 2014 $52,715
Special Education Resource Teacher Paterson Public School District Paterson, NJ Jan 14, 2013 $52,341
Special Education Resource Teacher Florence Unified School District No. 1 San Tan Valley, AZ Nov 12, 2012 $48,800
Special Education Resource Teacher Florence Unified School District No. 1 San Tan Valley, AZ Nov 12, 2012 $48,000
Elementary Special Education Resource Teacher East Baton Rouge Parish School System Baton Rouge, LA Aug 31, 2010 $45,739
Elementary Special Education Resource Teacher East Baton Rouge Parish School System Baton Rouge, LA Sep 01, 2009 $44,000

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