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Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School
(SOC Code : 25-2052)
in California

Teach elementary school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes 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. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099).

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

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20221st 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 ChangeTotal Job Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2018 - 202817,40018,1007004.014,040

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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 State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Elementary and Secondary Schools 15,98596.9%
Individual and Family Services 29,3361.9%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic and Other
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Dis
Special Education and Teaching, General

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Instruct special needs students in academic subjects, using a variety of techniques, such as phonetics, multisensory learning, or repetition to reinforce learning and meet students` varying needs.
Develop or implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of disabilities.
Develop individual educational plans (IEPs) designed to promote students` educational, physical, or social development.
Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, or other professionals to develop individual education plans (IEPs).
Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, or administrative regulations.
Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification or positive reinforcement.
Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
Confer with parents, guardians, teachers, counselors, or administrators to resolve students` behavioral or academic problems.
Modify the general kindergarten or elementary education curriculum for special-needs students.
Employ special educational strategies or techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, or memory.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
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.
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.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
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.
Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

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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.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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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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