How to Hire a Special Education Teacher

Does your growing business need a special education teacher? Special Education Teachers can you help your company increase sales and revenue.

Here are some tips to help you find great special education teacher candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $15.92 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$41.05 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Special Education Teacher?

A great special education teacher hire can help your business show great care to its special needs children and ensure that they receive a quality education. They can also ensure that they are following state and federal regulations.

• Offer quality education to all students
• Create an incredible learning environment
• Provide all students with an equal education

Skills to look for in a great Special Education Teacher

A great special education teacher candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Create lesson plans
• Develop Individualized Education Programs
• Assess student’s skills
• Empathy to work with special needs children
• Patience to work with special needs children
• Positive attitude

Writing a Special Education Teacher job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified special education teacher candidates. A special education teacher job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for special education teacher jobs, such as:

• Special Education Paraprofessional
• SPED Teacher
• Special Education Teacher (Part-Time)

Interviewing Special Education Teacher candidates

Strong candidates for special education teachers positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Understanding children’s needs
• Looking for signs of disorders
• Creating lesson plans

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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