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Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

Teach elementary 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.   (O'Net 25-2052.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Adapted Physical Education Teacher, Behavior Specialist, Blind Teacher, Braille Teacher, Cross-Categorical Special Education Teacher, Developmentally Delayed Special Education Teacher (DD Special Education Teacher)   (view all job titles)
 
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
    Yearly $39,750   $47,360   $57,210   $69,610   $87,240   $59,980  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
    Yearly $43,530   $54,630   $66,750   $84,140   $100,300   $69,510  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
    Yearly $36,600   $43,670   $52,000   $64,030   $77,860   $55,250  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
    Yearly $41,800   $48,780   $56,120   $62,330   $74,230   $56,530  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
    n/a - For some occupations that do not generally work full time year-round, only hourly wages or annual salaries are reported depending on how they are typically paid.
     


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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 704 700 -0.1% 13
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Educational services; state, local, and private 96.1%
    Social assistance 2.2%
    Ambulatory healthcare services 0.9%
    Local government, excluding education and hospitals 0.2%
    Nursing and residential care facilities 0.2%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


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  • Administer standardized ability and achievement tests to kindergarten or elementary students with special needs.
     
  • Collaborate with other teachers or administrators to develop, evaluate, or revise kindergarten or elementary school programs.
     
  • Confer with other staff members to plan or schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
     
  • Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, or other professionals to develop individual education plans (IEPs).
     
  • Confer with parents, guardians, teachers, counselors, or administrators to resolve students' behavioral or academic problems.
     
  • Coordinate placement of students with special needs into mainstream classes.
     
  • Develop individual educational plans (IEPs) designed to promote students' educational, physical, or social development.
     
  • Develop or implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of disabilities.
     
  • Employ special educational strategies or techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, or memory.
     
  • Encourage students to explore learning opportunities or persevere with challenging tasks to prepare them for later grades.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School  updated February 2011
     


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  • Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
     
  • Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School  updated July 2013
     


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    License Name Licensing Agency
    Educator Office of Educator Licensing
    Vermont Agency of Education
     
    source: Vermont Department of Labor, Licensed & Certified Occupations in Vermont, 2015.
     


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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs. (NEW)
     
    • Education/Teaching of Individuals Who are Developmentally Delayed.
     
    • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism.
     
    • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances.
     
    • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness.
     
    • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation.
     
    • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities.
     
    • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic and Other Physical Health Impairments.
     
    • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities.
     
    • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments.
     
    • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries.
     
    • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness.
     
    • Special Education and Teaching, General.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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