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Special education teachers teach students ages three to 21 who have a variety of disabilities. They design individualized education plans and work with students one-on-one to help them learn academic subjects and life skills. Approximately 450,700 special education teachers are employed in the United States, mostly in public schools.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Problem-Solving

Social

Career Ladder
School Administrator or Professor

Special Education Teacher

Teaching Assistant or Student Teacher