Role of a Special Education Teacher
School districts are continually trying to fill special education teacher jobs for a variety of reasons. Advanced Care therapy Group works with school districts throughout the state of California to help them meet the needs of their students.
- Instruct students in the development of skills and knowledge that enables them to participate independently to the highest degree possible, based on assessment needs.
- Provide consultation and support services including in-service training to regular & special education teachers, school personnel, and peers concerning Adapted Physical Education needs and appropriate methods of adaptation for the student that will foster maximum independence and safety.
- Works with members of the IEP team (i.e. parents, classroom teachers, speech providers, occupational & physical therapists, orientation & mobility and vision specialists) to provide a functional and meaningful program.
- Create a program geared to the assessed needs, goal & objectives, functional levels and motivational levels of the student.
- Prepare and utilize equipment and materials for the development of skill as it is related to Adapted Physical Education (i.e. beeper balls. sponge balls, batting tees, etc.)
- Conduct assessment which focuses on both long and short-term needs of the student.
Obtain your credential
To apply for special education teacher Jobs, you must ensure you meet the minimum requirements. Please review below. We look forward to working with you and matching your job needs with available job positions.
California has a two-level process to obtain a clear special education teaching credential.
A preliminary credential is valid for only five years. The following requirements must be met to obtain the preliminary credential:
- Obtain a baccalaureate degree
- Satisfy the basic skills requirement
- Satisfy the subject-matter competence requirement *
- Pass the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)
- Complete a course or pass an examination on the U.S. Constitution
- Complete a Commission-approved Education Specialist Instruction Credential program
To obtain a clear credential, you must complete one of the following options before the preliminary credential expires.
- Complete a Commission-approved teacher induction program and submit the application for the clear credential through the Induction program sponsor. Program sponsors are often public or private colleges/universities, and school districts.
- Obtain a National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification