A middle school special education teacher typically educates students with disabilities in sixth to eighth grade. These students, normally about 10 to 14 years of age, have mental and/or physical disabilities that make special education outside regular classrooms (for part or all of the day) optimal for their development. The special education teacher helps design and execute a curriculum that fosters achievement and the intellectual development of their students.
Special Education Teacher, Middle School Tasks
Create and prepare materials for student activities.
Grade student tests and assignments, and maintain accurate student records according to laws and school regulations.
Teach students in public or private schools at middle or junior high level.
Adjust teaching methods according to individual student needs.