SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
TITLE: Special Education Teacher (K-12)
1. Hold valid teacher's license with appropriate
Special Education Endorsements.
2. Have written, verbal, presentation, and
3. Meet health and physical requirements.
The Special Education Teacher (K-12) is
responsible for teaching psychomotor, cognitive, and affective
skills to special needs school children.
The Special Education Teacher reports to the
School Principal and Assistant Principal and the Supervisor of
1. Presents subject matter in class using varied
innovative teaching methods and materials to meet the needs of
the individual student.
2. Organizes and assigns lessons.
3. Uses a variety of evaluation strategies and
records results when appropriate.
4. Administers diagnostic tests and evaluates
students' progress on a regular basis;
5. Maintains order in classroom and on school
6. Conducts and maintains a classroom
environment conducive to learning;
7. Keeps attendance, grade records, and
permanent records as required by the school system.
8. Meets and instructs assigned classes in the
locations and at times designated;
9. Observes students to detect signs of ill
health or emotional disturbance and refers students to
appropriate personnel when problems arise.
10. Works closely with parents/guardian to keep
them informed of students' academic and social progress, work
habits, and behavior.
11. Works as a cooperative teacher to make
modifications for students with learning differences as needed
so the students can feel successful in the classroom;
12. Reports to the guidance counselor and/or
principal when a child's welfare appears to be at risk by abuse
13. Works closely with guidance counselors to
identify and discuss students' problems or needs relating to
physical and emotional wellness;
14. Participates in faculty and department
meetings, educational conferences, and appropriate teacher
15. Maintains availability to students and
parents for education-related meetings outside the
instructional day when requested;
16. Shows evidence of class preparation upon
request of immediate supervisor;
17. Supervises activities such as educational
field trips and school and/or GSIA-sponsored social
18. Meets all in-service, administrative, and
19. Assumes responsibility for all classroom
activities and directs the duties of the instructional
assistants that have been assigned to them.
20. Reports to the principal and/or assistant
principal to discuss matters of importance;
21. Assists in enforcing school rules, Board
policies, and administrative regulations;
22. Represents the school, the school system,
and the community in a positive manner.
23. Performs other duties as assigned by the
principal or his designee
This job may require lifting of objects that
exceed 50 pounds, or the weight of an average child, with
frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25
pounds. Other physical demands that may be required are as
1. Pushing and/or pulling
3. Stooping and/or kneeling
TEMPERAMENT (Personal Traits)
1. Adapts to performing a variety of duties,
often changing from one task to another of a different nature
without loss of efficiency or composure.
2. Adapts to accepting responsibility for the
direction, control, or planning of an activity.
3. Adapts to dealing with all students.
4. Adapts to making generalizations,
evaluations, or decisions based on sensory or judgmental
5. Adapts to working cooperatively with all
school and system personnel, parents, and with the larger
CAPACITY AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS
Specific capacities and abilities may be
required of an individual in order to learn or perform
adequately a task or job duty.
1. Intelligence: The ability to understand
instructions and underlying principles. Ability to reason and
2. Verbal: Ability to understand meanings of
words, the ideas associated with them, and ability to convey
them to others.
3. Numerical: Ability to perform arithmetic
operations quickly and accurately.
4. Manual Dexterity: Ability to move the hands
and manipulate small objects with the fingers.
5. Form Perception: To make visual comparisons
and discriminations and see slight differences in shapes and
shadings of figures.
6. Color Discrimination: Ability to perceive or
recognize similarities or differences in colors, shades, or
other values of the same color.
Normal working environment
The above statements are intended to describe
the general nature and level of work being performed by people
assigned to this position. They are not intended to be a
complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required
of personnel so assigned.