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  • 1. Special Education Teacher Kiana Camargo 5-1-11 Hour: 3 Career/Technology Foundations
  • 2.
    • Being a special education teacher can be a very rewarding job if you put your heart into it. You get to teach children with, cognitive, physical and emotional disabilities. You get to teach them not only academic skills but social and life skills. What got me into this field was previously working with children who have autism. I will be researching:
    • Nature of Work
    • Working Conditions
    • Training, Qualifications, Advancement
    • Job Outlook/Employment
    • Earnings
    • Related Occupation
    Introduction
  • 3.
    • Help to develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP)
    • Instructing and monitoring student progress
    • Teaching life skills
    • Teaching Academics
    • Personal care
    Nature of Work
  • 4. Working Conditions
    • Physical Work Conditions :
    • Mostly indoor but also outdoor
    • Noisy, loud distracting classrooms
    • Near other students and teachers
    • Speak loud and clearly in front of groups
    • Stand to teach and assist students
    • Heavy work loads of paper work
    • Mental Working Conditions :
    • Stress due to heavy work loads
    • Making decisions for others
    • Dealing with upset parents
    • Responsible for health and safety of others
    • Communication between parents, students and co-workers
    • Hours:
    • 36.5 hours per week for a 10 month school year
    • Have to take work home often
  • 5. Training, Qualifications, Advancement
    • Qualifications:
    • Patient
    • Understanding
    • Caring
    • Corresponding
    • Work under pressure
    • Organized
    • Speak well
    • Get along with others
    • Listen well
    • Motivate others
    • Creative
    • Acceptance to others
    • Training:
    • High school diploma
    • Have bachelors degree
    • In some cases masters
    • Complete teacher training program
    • Pass state licensing exams
    • Student teacher internship
    • Early childhood learning program (lake view offers this class)
    • Curriculum and instruction (Harper Woods offers this class)
    • Advancements :
    • May become supervisors or ministers
    • earn advanced degrees to teach others
    • Mentor
  • 6.
    • Employment is expected to increase faster then average
    • Number of special education teachers is expecting to increase 17% between 2008-2018
    • Number of kids diagnosed with disabilities is increasing and so are teachers for them
    • Throughout the state of Michigan there are currently 428 job openings
    • I would be willing to work anywhere in the state of Michigan
    Job Outlook/Employment
  • 7. Earnings
    • Pre-school, kindergarten and elementary school special needs teachers earn around $50,020
    • Middle school education teaches earn around $50,810
    • High school teachers earned around $51,340
    • Lifestyle goals:
    • earn between 70,000-80,000
    • Money does not match my circumstances
    • Fist purchase would be a car
  • 8. Related Occupation Occupational Therapist
    • Responsibilities:
    • Help others improve daily tasks
    • Use treatments to develop recovery
    • Work with patients suffering from physical, mental or developing problems
    • Help clients become independent again
    •  Work conditions:
    • Indoor/outdoor
    • Very physical and hands on
    • Near people
    • In cars driving home to home
    • Spacious-equipment filled rooms
  • 9. Related Occupation Continued
    • Training:
    • Master’s degree or higher in occupation therapy
    • National certifying exam
    • 4 doctoral degree programs
    • High school courses in biology
    • Earnings:
    • Home health care services$74,510
    • Nursing care facilities72,790
    • Offices of other health care practitioners69,360
    • General medical and surgicalhospitals68,100
    • Elementary and secondary schools60,020
    • Why this is my back up plan:
    • I enjoy elderly people
    • Satisfaction of helping others
    • Very physical
    • Similar education needs
    • Outlook:
    • Expecting to increase 26% between 2008-2018
    • Increasing with the elderly population
  • 10. I feel that being a special education teacher would make me feel like I am giving back to those who have limitations by giving them my best. After researching more of this topic I think I would make a good special education teacher, giving love and passion to all of my students. The one I look forward to the most is reaching my education goals so I may start working in this field and coming up with fun lesson plans. One thing I least look forward to is having to take extra work home with me to finish. My learning experiences overall is that you can never be close-minded about a situation or student. Summary
  • 11. http://www.ehow.com/facts_5244893_roles-responsibilities-special-education-teachers.html http://www.monster.com/ http://www.healthguideusa.org/careers/occupational_therapist_working_conditions.htm http://www.mayo.edu/mshs/pt-career.html Work Cited