Teach preschool 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.
- Visually Impaired Teacher
- VE Teacher (Varying Exceptionalities Teacher)
- Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped
- Teacher of the Handicapped
- Speech-Language Pathologist
- Speech Language Pathologist
- Special Needs Teacher
- Special Educator
- Special Education Teacher of Multi-Handicapped Students
- Provide assistive devices, supportive technology, or assistance accessing facilities, such as restrooms.
- Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
- Prepare assignments for teacher assistants or volunteers.
- Organize and display students' work in a manner appropriate for their perceptual skills.
- Meet with parents or guardians to discuss their children's progress, advise them on using community resources, or teach skills for dealing with students' impairments.
- Coordinate placement of students with special needs into mainstream classes.
- Control the inventory or distribution of classroom equipment, materials, or supplies.
- Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, or other professionals to develop individual education plans (IEPs).
- Collaborate with other teachers or administrators to develop, evaluate, or revise preschool programs.
- Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, or teacher training workshops to maintain or improve professional competence.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: SA.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Social interests, but also prefer Artistic environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Achievement and Independence in their jobs.
In 2017, the average annual wage in California was $52,760 with most people making between $29,410 and $83,120
During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 2,100 people in California. It is projected that there will be 2,300 employed in 2024.
This occupation will have about 20 openings due to growth and about 40 replacement openings for approximately 60 total annual openings.