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Special Education Teacher

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Identify the educational needs of students, and develop formal educational plan or program to meet those needs.

Create lesson plans to teach a subject(s) and teach students how to study or communicate with others.

Observe the person(s) receiving services to evaluate their educational abilities, strengths, and weaknesses, working with them to improve their skills and work on their weaknesses.

Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups or one-on-one.

Communicate with family members, counselors, administrators, and other teachers on progress.

Work with students individually to help overcome specific learning challenges, and prepare person(s) receiving services for standardized tests, as required by the state.

Document educational plans, goals, and progress, as required by the facility and the state where the facility is located.

Supervise the classroom and maintain a positive environment for learning.

Develop and enforce classroom rules and administrative policies.

Adhere to treatment plans and participate in treatment team meetings as requested.