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All About Special Education Professors

Career Description Teach secondary 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 Special Education Professor

  • Develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of handicapping conditions.
  • Provide additional instruction in vocational areas.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems.

Qualities of a Special Education Professor

Below is a list of the skills most Special Education Professors say are important on the job.

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

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

Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.

Instructing: Teaching others how to do something.

  • Remedial Reading, Math, or Other Subject Teacher
  • Secondary School Special Education Teacher (Secondary School Special Ed Teacher)
  • Special Education Instructor
  • Cross Categorical Special Education Teacher
  • Self-Contained Classroom Special Education Teacher

Special Education Professor Job Outlook

There were about 131,900 jobs for Special Education Professor in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 7.4% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 9,700 new jobs for Special Education Professor by 2026. The BLS estimates 10,500 yearly job openings in this field.

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

Do Special Education Professors Make A Lot Of Money?

Special Education Professors make between $40,560 and $98,290 a year.

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Special Education Professors who work in California, Oregon, or New York, make the highest salaries.

How much do Special Education Professors make in different U.S. states?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $46,810
Alaska $77,210
Arizona $50,190
Arkansas $51,430
California $82,380
Colorado $55,780
Connecticut $77,520
Delaware $64,680
District of Columbia $73,240
Florida $55,080
Georgia $58,260
Hawaii $56,680
Idaho $51,180
Illinois $69,840
Indiana $53,450
Iowa $57,730
Kansas $54,050
Kentucky $54,940
Louisiana $51,940
Maine $51,910
Maryland $71,340
Massachusetts $76,080
Michigan $63,700
Minnesota $62,670
Mississippi $49,460
Missouri $48,840
Montana $50,200
Nebraska $59,490
Nevada $59,480
New Hampshire $61,480
New Jersey $75,970
New Mexico $55,270
New York $86,330
North Carolina $48,820
North Dakota $58,220
Ohio $60,340
Oklahoma $45,530
Oregon $84,350
Pennsylvania $63,260
Rhode Island $74,600
South Carolina $55,560
South Dakota $43,040
Tennessee $54,010
Texas $58,570
Utah $46,820
Vermont $61,990
Virginia $61,890
Washington $66,400
West Virginia $43,820
Wisconsin $53,310
Wyoming $60,160

What Tools & Technology do Special Education Professors Use?

Below is a list of the types of tools and technologies that Special Education Professors may use on a daily basis:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Web browser software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Email software
  • Word processing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
  • Facebook
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
  • Video editing software
  • Screen reader software
  • Text to speech software
  • Screen magnification software
  • Voice activated software

How do I Become a Special Education Professor?

Learn what Special Education Professor education requirements there are.

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What work experience do I need to become a Special Education Professor?

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Where Special Education Professors Are Employed

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