Time is passing and opportunities are opening for more students with special needs. Many students in college are getting more interested in Special Education as career that will allow more organization to have more workers with a big potential that will have an important impact on these kids with disabilities. However, this will require more training for the students that organizations around the country can give them. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,“the career outlook for special education teachers should remain steady through 2024, with an increase of 6%, the national average for job growth in the United States. The median salary for this position is just over $55,000 annually,” (“Master in Special Education”) The approach the
A child with disabilities is a major focus in today’s education. Achieving my Bachelors in Special Education, I need to be aware of the need to ensure appropriate education for all children with disabilities. “The education of children with disabilities is a top national priority. Our nation’s special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), sets high standards for their achievement and guides how special help and services are made available in schools to address their individual needs (National Dissemination)”. This is my biggest challenge. I feel with the right tools and
One of the reason people chose a career in special education is job satisfaction. Special education teacher perceived their job to be rewarding. They get personal fulfillment and gratification in teaching special need students. “It truly must be passion to continue working in special education because we all know it is a tough job.”(Participate 2010,”Motivational factor towards pursuing a career in special education”)They have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the students’ lives. When the student who is struggling in school graduate it brings great satisfaction to the educator. The most important part of this field is to help a child develop to their highest potential.
In the profession of a special education teacher, a person commits to helping children achieve their best and to help “students overcome their obstacles” while finding a way that the child can effectively learn (Hollingsworth). My mom’s career as special education teacher for twenty-two years, allows me insight and experience into the tougher aspects of this career, but also the rewards to the job. My mom helps me understand that a special education teacher guides a child to expand their strengths, develop strategies to overcome weakness, and to make best use of all available resources. Through helping her, and learning from her experiences, she taught me that a career in special education can not only challenge me, but may also become a
In five years, my goal as a special education teacher is to continue to learn and develop various techniques that will allow me to effectively manage and teach special education classes. I will focus on effective class management and teaching techniques congruent to learning. I will endeavor to make continuous improvements and adjustments as I gain knowledge and experience to become a more effective teacher to my special needs
I have had the opportunity to work with students in both the sub-separate and general education classroom to enhance students learning through their least restrictive environment. The working and teaching experience has allowed me to carry out the dedication that the Special Education program has for the students with disabilities in the current school system. I have been able to help students achieve educational success through providing a safe-learning environment for all students and helping students assessing curriculum and reach their full potential by promoting and supporting students diverse learning
Parents send their student to school with the expectation that they will desire to become doctors, lawyers, educators, and perhaps even the President one day. Most educators open their doors on the first day of school longing to receive a classroom bursting with scholars. However, this is not always the circumstance. For this is not a perfect world and there are children who have disabilities and it is one’s duty to stay prepared to educate them too. Therefore, students with these special requirements such as, emotional and behavioral disorders, physical and health impairments, and traumatic brain injury need their educators to know effective teaching strategies based on research, how to develop their self-confidence and develop their self-support
As a special education teacher, it’s important that I use and apply various teaching techniques, strategies, learning styles, methods, and the latest innovative practices to make certain my students’ meet the yearly goals I’ve set for them and the goals they have according to their IEP’s. These
My passion has always been to help students succeed and find their goals in life. Caring for children has always been something that I have been good at and really enjoy doing, I have a strong nurturing side that is always willing to help people in need. Since I have always been wanting to help students become successful I chose the topic to research on how students with disabilities act and perform differently in a classroom setting. As a teacher I want to find ways to keep students engaged and learning, by finding methods and services for these students it gives them a better opportunity to strive for success, which is my ultimate goal and passion. I care so much about this because I have seen students with disabilities struggle in the classroom and teachers don’t put in the time and effort to help them. Since helping students both academically and emotionally is something I take to heart this topic is easy to care about, I care about the students and their ability to make something of themselves
Having the proper education, understanding how to behave, and knowing about the kids will guarantee that whoever wants to become a successful special needs teacher will. To get the proper education, I need to go to a good college; to understand how to behave, I need to watch the special education teachers at my school; to know stuff about the kid, I need to sit down and talk to them so that I can get to know them better. If I have all of these traits, I believe that I can make an impact on students’
Special education teachers remain in high demand. Although there are numerous special education teaching jobs, there aren't enough individuals in the field to fill these positions. Children suffering from mental or physical disabilities often need special learning method and require more time and energy from their instructors. Currently, approximately ten percent of individuals working in this field lack the necessary credentials, and states are authorizing temporary licenses. Teachers with a temporary license are then given a predetermined period of time to complete their license. As the need for teachers in this field is expected to grow by approximately 35 percent over the coming decade, those wishing to become a special education teacher will find they have numerous job opportunities.
In the career of special education, teachers are trained to work with students who have either a disability, or requires of a unique instructor. However, in order to become a special teacher it has a variety of requirements. For example, some of the requirements that this career requires is of a long term education that includes: schooling , a bachelor and master degree, at least two years of
Exceptionality in the Schools has taught me that even though I am seeking a general education degree, I should be familiar with the subject of special education. It is not if, but when you will work with an exceptional student and be included in a team to help prepare the student for
I feel change needs to be discussed and implemented slowly because it does bring out “tension, anxiety, resistance, and conflict” in organizations I have worked for two organizations that have undergone change, one was sudden the other was gradual. I worked for a school district in the Kansas City area that had a good reputation for special education. I worked for this district for four years before I moved into a full-time position at the public library. My final year I was a special education in the district, I was told that I would be required to collect weekly math homework and quizzes for each student to keep as artifacts to see if they were progressing in their special education goals and that my students would not be able to use supports on tests such as calculators, which was a problem. Also, we are going to go ahead and change our grading scale this year 40% tests, 30% quizzes, and 30% homework and you cannot curve your test grades. Finally, your special education students will be learning the same algebra material that their peers are on and be expected to keep up. There was no discussion about this with any of the special education staff. I understood about keeping homework, tests, and quizzes to prove the goals, but change everything so suddenly was a nightmare. I went to the head of special education and our special education supervisor several times telling her how detrimental this was to our special education student’s grades and their self-esteem. My
Growing up, I wasn’t expected to do much. I was treated with a delicate hand and placed in protective packaging. I began school when I was just two years old at the St. Charles BOCES school for children with disabilities. Due to my diagnosis of albinism, my family and doctors feared I wouldn’t be able to function in a public school.