Special Education Teachers, Preschool

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About the Job

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.

It is also Called

  • Visually Impaired Teacher
  • VE Teacher (Varying Exceptionalities Teacher)
  • Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped
  • Teacher of the Handicapped
  • Teacher
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Special Needs Teacher
  • Special Educator
  • Special Education Teacher of Multi-Handicapped Students
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What They Do

  • 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.

Work Values

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