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Teacher - Special Education

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.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Instruct special needs students in academic subjects, using a variety of techniques, such as phonetics, multisensory learning, or repetition to reinforce learning and meet students' varying needs.
  • Develop or implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of disabilities.
  • Develop individual educational plans (IEPs) designed to promote students' educational, physical, or social development.
  • Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, or other professionals to develop individual education plans (IEPs).
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, or administrative regulations.
  • Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification or positive reinforcement.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
  • Modify the general kindergarten or elementary education curriculum for special-needs students.

About the test

The HR Avatar Teacher - Special Education Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Teacher - Special Education test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Education Delivery Fundamentals
  • Writing
Personality
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
 

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:25-2052.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Education, Training, and Library
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$37,150 or less
Bottom 25%:
$45,350 or less
Median:
$57,040 (Average)
Top 25%:
$72,400 or more
Top 10%:
$90,260 or more

US Employment Statistics
2014:
198,100
2024 (projected):
210,600
Annual U.S. Job Openings:4,980

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Psychology
  • Clerical
  • Mathematics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Administration and Management
Top Skills
  • Instructing
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Learning Strategies
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Service Orientation
  • Speaking
  • Coordination
Top Abilities
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Speech Clarity
  • Written Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Speech Recognition
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Deductive Reasoning
Education Requirements
Bachelor's Degree:
66%
Master's Degree:
22%
Post-Masters Certificate:
6%
Doctoral Degree:
5%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
38%
Less than 1 Month:
5%
1 - 3 Months:
4%
3 - 6 Months:
12%
6 Months - 1 Year:
25%
1 - 2 Years:
11%
2 - 4 Years:
5%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Academic Interventionist, Adapted Physical Education Teacher, Behavior Specialist, Blind Teacher, Braille Teacher, Cross-Categorical Special Education Teacher, Developmentally Delayed Special Education Teacher (DD Special Education Teacher), Early Childhood Special Educator (EC Special Educator), Early Interventionist, Elementary School Special Education Teacher, Elementary Special Education Teacher, Emotional Disabilities Teacher, Emotional Support Teacher, Evaluator, Exceptional Needs Teacher, Hearing Impaired Itinerant Teacher (HI Itinerant Teacher), Hearing Impaired Teacher, Home Therapy Teacher, Inclusion Special Education Teacher, Integrated Program Teacher, Learning and Behavioral Disabilities Teacher, Learning Disabilities Teacher, Learning Disabled Teacher, Learning Specialist, Learning Support Teacher, Lip Reading Teacher, Math Interventionist, Mentally Retarded Teacher, Mildly Disabled Student Special Education Teacher, Non-Categorical Preschool Teacher, Paraprofessional, Physically Impaired Teacher, Primary Special Education Teacher, Primary Special Educator, Reading Specialist, Resource Program Teacher, Resource Room Special Education Teacher, Resource Specialist, Self Contained Special Education Teacher, Severe Emotional Behavioral Disorders Teacher, Severe Emotional Disorders Elementary Teacher (SED Elementary Teacher), Severe/Profound Mental Handicaps Special Education Teacher, Sign Language Teacher, Special Education Administrator, Special Education Inclusion Teacher, Special Education Kindergarten Teacher, Special Education Resource Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Special Education Teacher of Multi-Handicapped Students, Special Needs Teacher, Teacher Specialist


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  • Write a brief essay explaining an opinion.
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