Special education teachers can find their calling in either elementary or secondary schools, working directly with students who are affected by physical or mental disabilities. Sometimes, that means not just working on the lesson of the day but also on foundational knowledge.Special education students need an additional layer of individualized instruction, said Amanda Kloo, an associate professor of education who has written several papers on collaboration practices.
For Elementary Special Education teachers, the Praxis II Fundamental Subjects 5511 test is sufficient for highly qualified” status in Language Arts, Science, Math, and Social Studies taught to Special Education students assessed on an Elementary grade level.
The National Support System for Special Needs Education (Statped) is managed by the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training The general objective for Statped is to give guidance and support to those in charge of the education in municipalities and county administrations to ensure that children, young people and adults with major and special educational needs are secured well-advised educational and developmental provisions.
Some states offer special education teachers the ability to teach immediately after graduating with a bachelor’s degree under the under the supervision of an experienced teacher, with full certification awarded following completion of the teaching program.
A large part of a special education teacher’s job involves communicating and coordinating with others involved in the child’s well-being, including parents, social workers , school psychologists , occupational and physical therapists , school administrators , and other teachers.