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Special Education Teachers, Middle School
(SOC Code : 25-2053)
in Santa Cruz County

Teach middle school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Include teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

Santa Cruz County is the same as Santa Cruz-Watsonville MSA.
Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Santa Cruz-Watsonville MSA20171st Qtr$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
Santa Cruz County 2014 - 202460701016.71

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Teacher CredentialsCalifornia Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Certification Assignment and Waivers
http://www.ctc.ca.gov

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Santa Cruz County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Elementary and Secondary Schools 15899.6%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Special Education and Teaching, General

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
Modify the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and instructional technology.
Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement.
Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.
Develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of handicapping conditions.
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and professionals to develop individual educational plans designed to promote students` educational, physical, and social development.
Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Working Conditions - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

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Alternate Titles
Resource Program Teachers; Severe Emotional Disorders Teachers; Teachers of Developmentally Delayed; Teachers of Emotionally Disturbed;Teachers of Hearing Impaired Students; Teachers of Students with Learning and Behavior Disabilities; Teachers of Visually Impaired
 
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