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Aaron Kaplan

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    • By: Aaron Kaplan Special Education Teacher
      • A Special Education Teacher’s focus is to educate students with special needs.
      • They are responsible for the planning, evaluation, and implementation of the students specialization.
      Job Overview
      • Special Education Teachers also specialize and work with audibly, visually, emotionally, educationally, and physically handicapped students.
      • They teach basic academic and life process skills to the mentally impaired.
      Job Overview Continued
      • To be a Special Education Teacher one must complete a four year degree program in Special Education.
      • If they choose they can earn a B.S. in Education.
      • All U.S. states require a teachers certificate in order to teach in a public school system.
      • It is important to have a well developed knowledge of basic school subjects.
      • Special Education teachers often co-teach in a main stream class like math.
      Extra Training
      • Adapt curriculum to meet the needs of each Special Ed student.
      • Modify tests based on student needs.
      • Write yearly plan (IEP) and conduct meetings on IEP’s.
      • Monitor yearly progress of individual goals.
      On the Job and Behind the Scenes
      • I enjoy helping Special Ed students and think this career would be a good fit for me.
      • My mom was a Special Education Teacher for nine years and because of the experience with her students I know I am good with Special Ed students.
      Why I chose this career
      • Salary:
        • Beginning Maryland salary is $34,363
        • Average Maryland salary is $59,306
        • Potential Maryland salary is $82,556
      • Outlook:
        • Growing faster then the average occupation
        • Qualified Special Ed teachers are valuable
      • Growth Potential:
        • 18% to 20% increase within the next eight years
      Salary, Outlook, and Growth Potential
      • School Psychologist
        • Responsible for the diagnosis of a school aged child
      • School Counselor
        • Daily contact with student to work on behaviors
      • Occupational Therapist
        • Work with children with physical disabilities
      • Speech Therapist
        • Work with children who have speech difficulties
      Related Careers
      • Do not make yourself low. People will step on your head. (Yiddish Proverb)
      Thought About Sucess
          • T he Career of a Special Education Teacher. Career One Stop . Ed. Infobase Publishing. 2010-2011 ed. Infonet, 2010-2011. Web. 10 Jan. 2011. <http://www.careeronestop.net>.
          • T he Career of a Special Education Teacher. CX Online . 2010-2011 ed. Access Bridges, 2010-2011. Web. 10 Dec. 2010. <http://www.access.bridges.com>.
          • S pecial Education Teacher. Fergusons Careers In Focus . Ed. Infobase Publishing. 7th ed. Vol. 2. New York City: Infobase Publishing, 1998. 166-173. Print. 8 vols. Fergusons Careers In Focus.
          • US Government Bureau of Labor Stastics. Bureau of Labor Stastics. S pecial Education Teacher. Occupational Outlook Handbook . By US Government. Washington, D.C.: US Government, 2010-2011. Occupational Outlook Handbook . Web. 28 Jan. 2011. <http://www.bls.gov>.