The Department of Education in the Philippines is strengthening its policies for special education program in allowing special children who does not have the resources or access to a well deserved education because of financial disabilities of their parents. There is usually a fee to be handed in with the paperwork, and then, upon approval, a teacher can begin his or her first year officially on the job. Like other teaching roles, salaries are based mostly on experience and education. Contact special education teachers in your local school system as well as faculty at nearby colleges and universities.
You see, I was a special education teacher and I just couldn’t hack it. Though I’m somewhat ashamed to admit it, I lasted only a year in the classroom. If you have a degree, you can train through a postgraduate teacher training course. Another example would occur when the assistant principal would come in my classroom during a break and ask me to attend an IEP meeting for one of my students, as a core subject teacher.
Students are classified under one of the categories, and special education teachers are prepared to work with specific groups. Teaching is rarely a 40-hour a week job as lesson plans need to be prepared, papers must be graded, and tests prepared. You need to speak and act as though you are very familiar with IEP meetings, CSE meetings, child study meetings and any other special education committees the school may have.
The remainder of the degree program consists of special education courses, independent study, and related electives. Jobs in special education teaching include working one on one with severely handicapped students, being part of a team at a deaf school or hospital, using music therapy.
When a teacher possess these virtues, special needs students are sure to thrive. As an EBS Special Education Teacher, you will provide direct and appropriate individualized instruction based on Individualized Educations Plans (IEPs) and objectives, while developing social skills for each child at the appropriate teaching level.