How much does a Special Education Teacher make in the United States? The average Special Education Teacher salary in the United States is $61,765 as of September 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $48,687 and $80,885. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including
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Special Education Teacher instructs special education students in a classroom setting. Prepares lesson plans and instructional materials designed to meet the needs of individual students. Being a Special Education Teacher develops individualized education plans, and evaluates and monitors students' performance. Resolves classroom issues and conflicts. Additionally, Special Education Teacher may provide behavioral consultation or implement therapeutic programs for students. May mentor teaching aides. Requires a bachelor's degree. May require state-specific special education teaching license. Typically requires Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Typically reports to a principal. The Special Education Teacher occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. Gaining exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. To be a Special Education Teacher typically requires 2 -4 years of related experience. (Copyright 2023 Salary.com)... View full job description
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What does a Special Education Teacher do?
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Special education teachers usually teach either Resource classes, Special Day classes or the Severely Handicapped. They can also co-teach with general education teachers or offer specific classes in reading, math or language arts. They are assigned a caseload, and must write and manage the IEP for each child.
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Many states defer to the Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP), the national accrediting agency for teacher preparation programs.
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Special education jobs require a teacher to be patient, accepting, and understanding.
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Special Education Teacher in the United States. The base salary for Special Education Teacher ranges from $48,687 to $80,885 with the average base salary of $61,765. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $48,687 to $80,885 with the average total cash compensation of $61,765.