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Special Education Teachers, Middle School

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Special Education Teachers, Middle School Description

Teach middle school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.

Special Education Teachers, Middle School Related Job Titles

BD Special Education Teacher (Behavioral Disorders Special Education Teacher), Behavior Specialist, Behaviorally-Emotionally Disabled Teacher (BED Teacher), Blind Teacher, Braille Teacher, Deaf Teacher, Early Intervention Specialist, EBD Special Education Teacher (Emotional-Behavioral Disabilities Special Education Teacher), ED Special Education Teacher (Emotional Disabilities Special Education Teacher), Educational Resource Center Teacher (ERC Teacher), Educational Specialist, EMD Teacher (Educable Mentally Disabled Teacher), Emotionally Impaired Teacher, Exceptional Children Teacher (EC Teacher), Exceptional Student Education Teacher (ESE Teacher), Functional Mental Disability Teacher (FMD Teacher), Handicapped Teacher, Hearing Impaired Teacher (HI Teacher), Inclusion Teacher, Individual Education Program Team Leader (IEP Team Leader), Individual Small Group Instructor, Interrelated Special Education Teacher, Intervention Specialist, Learning and Behavior Disorders Special Education Teacher (LBD Special Education Teacher), Learning Center Instructor, Learning Disabilities Resource Teacher (LD Resource Teacher), Learning Disabilities Special Education Teacher, Learning Disabilities Specialist, Learning Disabilities Teacher (LD Teacher), Learning Disabled Teacher, Learning Support Resource Room Teacher, Learning Support Teacher, Least Restricted Environment Facilitator (LRE Facilitator), Life Skills Teacher, Lip Reading Teacher, Mentally Impaired Teacher, MID Teacher (Mildly Intellectually Disabled Teacher), Middle School Resource Teacher, Middle School Special Education Teacher, Middle School Teacher for Students with Moderate Intellectual Disabilities, MMD Unit Teacher (Mild Mental Disability Unit Teacher), MMI Teacher (Mildly Mentally Impaired Teacher), MOID Middle School Teacher (Moderately Intellectually Disabled Middle School Teacher), MOMD Teacher (Moderate Mental Disability Teacher), MR Teacher (Mentally Retarded Teacher), NSH Teacher (Non-Severely Handicapped Teacher), Physically Impaired Teacher, Reading Specialist, Remedial Reading Teacher, Remedial Reading, Math, or Other Subject Teacher, Resource Room Teacher, Resource Specialist Teacher, Resource Teacher, SED Middle School Teacher, SED Special Education Teacher (Severe Emotional Disorders Special Education Teacher), Self Contained Behavior Unit Teacher, Self-Contained Special Education Teacher, Severe Emotional Disorders Middle School Teacher, Sign Language Teacher, SLD Teacher (Specific Learning Disability Teacher), SLP Teacher (Speech and Language Pathologist Teacher), Special Day Class Teacher (SDC Teacher), Special Day Class Teacher (SPD Teacher), Special Education Administrator, Special Education Collaborative Program Teacher, Special Education Resource Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Special Educator, Special Needs Teacher, Teacher, Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Teacher of the Emotionally Disturbed, Teacher of the Handicapped, TMD Teacher (Trainable Mentally Disabled Teacher), TMR Teacher (Trainable Mentally Retarded Teacher), VE Teacher (Varying Exceptionalities Teacher), Visually Impaired Teacher, Vocational Trainer, Vocational Training Teacher,

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Special Education Teachers, Middle School Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Coordinate placement of students with special needs into mainstream classes.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement.
  • Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and professionals to develop individual educational plans designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social development.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
  • Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of states and schools.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Monitor teachers and teacher assistants to ensure that they adhere to inclusive special education program requirements.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to provide guidance in using community resources and to teach skills for dealing with students' impairments.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
  • Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Modify the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and instructional technology.
  • Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.
  • Develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of handicapping conditions.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
  • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
  • Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
  • Teach students personal development skills such as goal setting, independence, and self-advocacy.
  • Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers.
  • Administer standardized ability and achievement tests and interpret results to determine students' strengths and areas of need.
  • Organize and label materials and display students' work.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
  • Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Provide assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
  • Visit schools to tutor students with sensory impairments and to consult with teachers regarding students' special needs.
  • Provide interpretation and transcription of regular classroom materials through Braille and sign language.
  • Instruct students in daily living skills required for independent maintenance and self-sufficiency, such as hygiene, safety, and food preparation.
  • Provide additional instruction in vocational areas.
  • Sponsor extracurricular activities such as clubs, student organizations, and academic contests.

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