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Special Needs Teachers educate children with learning difficulties or physical disabilities. Typical resume samples for this role emphasize duties like assessing students' learning needs, adapting curricula, developing lesson plans, reporting to parents, and monitoring students' progress. Assets like teaching aptitudes, empathy, patience, supervision, communication and the ability to motivate students are commonly seen on Special Needs Teacher resume examples. These educators usually hold at least a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field and display previous teaching experience.

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Special Needs Teacher

Co-led a weekly class for special needs youth, including students who required a high level of supervision.

  • Planned, prepared, and executed lesson plans for each class to encourage participation and learning.
  • Improved students' fine motor, problem-solving, and behavioral skills in accordance with their needs through activities like music and games to promote their specific talents.
  • Developed the art segment of each week's class. Identified level-appropriate projects, prepared materials, provided instruction, and worked to engage students while developing their fine motor skills.
  • Helped to develop, prepare, and chaperone day-long field trips for students and their families.
  • Incorporated new ideas to create a more healthy and positive environment for the students. Provided capacity to increase program participation.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Studio Art, Minor
2

Moderate Special Needs Teacher

Worked with students to identify learning disabilities and determine programming needs. Collaborated with general education staff, outside consultants and families to deliver an outstanding curriculum. Served on the Crisis Team.

  • Developed a specialized curriculum for students with multiple needs using currently accepted best practices including the Wilson Reading System, Scott Foresman and Project Read.
  • Provided specialized and concentrated mathematics instruction for 4 special needs students that led to all 4 to passing their mathematics MCAS in 2005.
  • Served on [company name] English Language Arts Curriculum Revision Task Force from 2005 to 2007 to select new ELA curriculum for the district.
  • Nominated by a former student for a 2005 Disney Teacher Award recognizing creativity in teaching.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Elementary Education
MS
Language And Literacy
Special Education Training Program
3

Moderate Special Needs Teacher

Planned a program of study designed to support the individual needs, interests, and abilities of special education students

  • Collaborated with content area teachers to ensure special education students were receiving appropriate accommodations/modifications in their regular education settings
  • Fostered a classroom environment conducive to learning and promoting excellent student engagement
  • Assessed and documented students' progress as it related to their specific goals outlined in their individual education plans
  • Held annual review meetings with school specialists, teachers, administrators, and students and their families to evaluate their individual education plans
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BA
Social Work
MA
Special Education
4

Special Needs Teacher

Provided replacement instruction in language arts and mathematics to students with disabilities in Kindergarten through eighth grades.

  • Collaborated with colleagues to provide in-class support to students in Kindergarten through eighth grades.
  • Provided intensive one-on-one and small group instruction in the Wilson Reading System.
  • Chaired the Intervention and Referral Services committee.
  • Mentored novice educators.
  • Screened, interviewed and made recommendations about candidates as member of the Hiring Committee.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
Certificate
BA
English
Education Specialist
5

Special Needs Teacher

Designed and Implemented daily instruction based on the individual needs of each student

  • Developed a new program within my district that focused on the educational and social/emotional needs of students with lower cognitive abilities that focused on both academics and daily living skills
  • Participated in numerous professional development opportunities to strengthen my knowledge and skills as an educator
  • Integrated technology in all curriculum areas through the use of individual student computers, Smart board Technology, and numerous assistive technology devices
  • Prepared students and parents for successful transitions to middle school, high school, and the community
  • Successfully wrote grants to secure funding for the needs of my classroom
  • Communicated effectively with parents/guardians, staff, teachers, administrators, students, and outside agencies to develop a solid, positive rapport
  • Monitored student progress both academically and socially to ensure progress was being made towards their individual goals
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Elementary Education
MS
Elementary And Special Education
6

Multiple Special Needs Teacher, Cross Categorical Self-contained Teacher

Co-ordinated therapy teams of up to 7 therapists and 5 paraprofessionals

  • Managed case load of up to 16 student IEPs
  • Utilized assistive technology devices to improve student communication and learning
  • Participated in various professional development activities to improve my understanding of the multiple needs of my students
  • Developed and maintained classroom website
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MA
Vocal Performance
MA
Early Childhood Special Education
7

Case Manager/special Needs Teacher

Taught various subjects, including Math, Speech, Reading, and Life Skills

  • Created stimuli to be used for behavior programs and academic training
  • Met with team of specialists and teachers to ensure consistency and develop new goals
  • Modified behavior guidelines and curriculum as necessary
  • Developed and implemented Individual Education Plan Progress Reports
  • Certified in Applied Behavior Analysis technique after having completed two academic courses
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Psychology
8

Special Needs Teacher's Aide

Assisted in the teaching of pre-school children (3 and 4 years old) incorporating an inclusion model.

  • Strengthened children's basic social skills such as sharing and listening to others as well as teaching
  • Managed communications with parents around student goals and classroom behaviors by helping
  • Work together with teaching team to ensure every day activities were completed successfully. Helped children
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Marketing
9

Special Needs Teacher

  • Taught 3rd and 4th grade reading, writing and math in a resource setting
  • Effectively managed, developed and implemented IEPs and all paperwork for students on caseload
  • Accommodated students with varying learning abilities
  • Conducted necessary testing for evaluative purposes
  • Initially identified students for the special education program
  • Collaborated with general education teachers
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science
10

Special Needs Teacher's Assistant

  • Conducted demonstrations to teach such skills as sports, dancing, and handicrafts.
  • Provided extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students and those with physical and mental disabilities.
  • Instructed and monitored students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.
  • Tutored and assisted children individually and in small groups in order to help those master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
Candidate Info
3
months in
workforce
3
months
at this job
AS
Associate of Science

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