Find Teaching Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teacher

Find Schools Near

All About Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers

Career Description Teach elementary 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.

Daily Life Of a Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teacher

  • Plan or conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Guide or counsel students with adjustment problems, academic problems, or special academic interests.
  • Prepare, administer, or grade tests or assignments to evaluate students’ progress.
  • Coordinate placement of students with special needs into mainstream classes.
  • Prepare classrooms with a variety of materials or resources for children to explore, manipulate, or use in learning activities or imaginative play.
  • Meet with parents or guardians to discuss their children’s progress, advise them on using community resources, or teach skills for dealing with students’ impairments.

Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teacher Skills

Below is a list of the skills most Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers say are important on the job.

Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Instructing: Teaching others how to do something.

Learning Strategies: Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

  • Learning Disabilities Teacher
  • Braille Teacher
  • Special Needs Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher of Multi-Handicapped Students
  • Evaluator

Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teacher Job Outlook

In the United States, there were 188,900 jobs for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teacher in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 7.4% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 13,900 new jobs for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teacher by 2026. There will be an estimated 15,000 positions for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teacher per year.

undefined

The states with the most job growth for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teacher are Utah, Nevada, and Colorado. Watch out if you plan on working in Vermont, Connecticut, or Maine. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Do Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers Make A Lot Of Money?

The salary for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers ranges between about $38,980 and $95,730 a year.

undefined

Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers who work in California, District of Columbia, or Connecticut, make the highest salaries.

How much do Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $49,320
Alaska $72,770
Arizona $44,590
Arkansas $49,740
California $80,370
Colorado $54,500
Connecticut $76,780
Delaware $61,010
District of Columbia $78,830
Florida $60,720
Georgia $55,160
Hawaii $54,000
Idaho $47,990
Illinois $63,740
Indiana $53,570
Iowa $56,300
Kansas $54,340
Kentucky $54,010
Louisiana $50,300
Maine $51,980
Maryland $64,590
Massachusetts $74,470
Michigan $66,820
Minnesota $63,030
Mississippi $46,590
Missouri $54,190
Montana $53,840
Nebraska $57,870
Nevada $53,180
New Hampshire $58,230
New Jersey $70,630
New Mexico $51,050
New York $77,840
North Carolina $47,760
North Dakota $56,660
Ohio $56,180
Oklahoma $42,630
Oregon $76,880
Pennsylvania $66,860
Rhode Island $70,720
South Carolina $56,960
South Dakota $43,760
Tennessee $52,350
Texas $57,770
Utah $46,320
Vermont $63,230
Virginia $66,790
Washington $65,400
West Virginia $42,400
Wisconsin $56,210
Wyoming $60,790

What Tools & Technology do Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers Use?

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Web browser software
  • Email software
  • Word processing software
  • Screen reader software
  • Children’s educational software
  • Screen magnification software
  • Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking
  • Voice activated software
  • Drawing software
  • American Sign Language Browser
  • Individualized Educational Program IEP software

How to Become a Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teacher

Learn what Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teacher education requirements there are.

undefined

How Long Does it Take to Become a Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teacher?

undefined

Who Employs Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers?

undefined

The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.

undefined

References:

Image Credit: woodleywonderworks via Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Teaching Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited education & teaching schools across the U.S.