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Aaron Kaplan

  1. 1. By: Aaron Kaplan Special Education Teacher
  2. 2. <ul><li>A Special Education Teacher’s focus is to educate students with special needs. </li></ul><ul><li>They are responsible for the planning, evaluation, and implementation of the students specialization. </li></ul>Job Overview
  3. 3. <ul><li>Special Education Teachers also specialize and work with audibly, visually, emotionally, educationally, and physically handicapped students. </li></ul><ul><li>They teach basic academic and life process skills to the mentally impaired. </li></ul>Job Overview Continued
  4. 4. <ul><li>To be a Special Education Teacher one must complete a four year degree program in Special Education. </li></ul><ul><li>If they choose they can earn a B.S. in Education. </li></ul><ul><li>All U.S. states require a teachers certificate in order to teach in a public school system. </li></ul>Education
  5. 5. <ul><li>It is important to have a well developed knowledge of basic school subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>Special Education teachers often co-teach in a main stream class like math. </li></ul>Extra Training
  6. 6. <ul><li>Adapt curriculum to meet the needs of each Special Ed student. </li></ul><ul><li>Modify tests based on student needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Write yearly plan (IEP) and conduct meetings on IEP’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor yearly progress of individual goals. </li></ul>On the Job and Behind the Scenes
  7. 7. <ul><li>I enjoy helping Special Ed students and think this career would be a good fit for me. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>Why I chose this career
  8. 8. <ul><li>Salary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beginning Maryland salary is $34,363 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average Maryland salary is $59,306 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential Maryland salary is $82,556 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outlook: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing faster then the average occupation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualified Special Ed teachers are valuable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Growth Potential: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>18% to 20% increase within the next eight years </li></ul></ul>Salary, Outlook, and Growth Potential
  9. 9. <ul><li>School Psychologist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsible for the diagnosis of a school aged child </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School Counselor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily contact with student to work on behaviors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Occupational Therapist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with children with physical disabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Speech Therapist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with children who have speech difficulties </li></ul></ul>Related Careers
  10. 10. <ul><li>Do not make yourself low. People will step on your head. (Yiddish Proverb) </li></ul>Thought About Sucess
  11. 11. <ul><ul><ul><li>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>. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>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>. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>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>. </li></ul></ul></ul>Citations