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Special Education Teacher

Teaches academic, social, and other skills for children and adults who have special problems, such as physical or mental handicaps. Designs and modifies instruction to meet the students' special needs. Plans an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each student that sets personalized goals and is tailored to the student's individual learning style and ability. Plans courses, prepares lessons, assigns work, grades papers, and keeps records. An important part of the work involves encouraging and advising students and their families. May teach in a classroom or special building. May use tools, such as sign language or Braille writers to teach. May use computers to record grades and for other administrative and clerical duties. Participates in education conferences and workshops. May work with students who have special instructional needs, including those who are gifted and talented.

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