CAREER

Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$60,620

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+2.9% (slower than the average)

Career

What Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten Do

Teach academic, social, and life skills to kindergarten students with learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Includes teachers who specialize and work with students who are blind or have visual impairments; students who are deaf or have hearing impairments; and students with intellectual disabilities.

Other Job Titles Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten May Have

Emotional Disabilities Teacher, Hearing Impaired Itinerant Teacher (HI Itinerant Teacher), Learning Support Teacher, Resource Program Teacher, Special Education Inclusion Teacher, Special Education Resource Teacher, Special Education Teacher

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Administer standardized ability and achievement tests to kindergarten students with special needs.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, or teacher training workshops to maintain or improve professional competence.
  • Collaborate with other teachers or administrators to develop, evaluate, or revise kindergarten programs.
  • Confer with other staff members to plan, schedule, or conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, or other professionals to develop individual educational plans (IEPs) designed to promote students' educational, physical, or social development.

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