Today, teaching iѕ a highly noble profession іn United States аnd attaining a degree іn special education facilitates you enhance your teaching career. They may choose to advance in specialized disability areas and seek higher degrees or certification such as a Behavioral Specialist, Autism Specialist, and so on. They may also earn advanced degrees to become instructors in colleges that prepare others to teach special education.
If you are interested in this sector but do not possess the relevant qualifications, you may apply to join SPED schools as an untrained teacher, and, once nominated by the school, pursue a Diploma of Special Education at the National Institute of Education (NIE).
I have meet some who are very pushy (one got angry that I didn’t answer my cell phone right away because I was teaching a class even though I called her that same afternoon), and many who jump to conclusions (I took my son out of a program when he was 3 because the teacher told me he would never talk, read, or participate in regular activities with other children… she condemned a three year old and I took him out.
Teaching is the only profession that requires a packet of completed application, college transcripts, copy of certification and fingerprinting and three letters of recommendation in addition to the cover letter and resume prior to even being selected for an interview.
If you are a bad substitute teacher, you will not get a job as a teacher, particularly if you take a long-term assignment (such as a maternity leave) and do poorly at it. However, if you take a long-term assignment and excel at it you will get more assignments and you will land a full-time job.