How to become a special education teacher
What does a special education teacher do?
Special education teachers are dedicated to teaching students with a wide range of difficulties stemming from emotional, intellectual or physical issues.
Duties and tasks
- Work with primary and secondary students who have learning difficulties, hearing or sight impairments to help promote their social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
- Assess students in regards to intellectual, physical, social and emotional abilities, exceptional intellectual gifts, or specific problems of language and culture.
- Deliver educational material to students, implement lesson plans and chat student progress.
- Advise parents how to best assist their child and his or her learning needs and goals.
- Teach a range of basic academic subjects and practical skills.
- Advise and counsel parents and teachers on the availability and use of special techniques.
- Early Childhood Teachers' Association (ECTA)
- Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority
- NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)
- Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)
- Queensland College of Teachers (QCT)
- Teachers Registration Board of South Australia
- Teachers Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA)
- Teachers Registration Board (TRB) Tasmania
- Teachers Registration Board (TRB) of the Northern Territory
- ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI)
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