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Special Education Teachers, Secondary School

Teach secondary 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.

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Skills Needed

75%

Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.

75%

Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

72%

Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

72%

Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

72%

Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

72%

Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

69%

Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

69%

Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

69%

Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

69%

Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

69%

Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

63%

Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

63%

Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

63%

Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

60%

Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

6%

Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

6%

Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

53%

Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

53%

Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

47%

Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.

47%

Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

47%

Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

44%

Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

31%

Management of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.

31%

Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

3%

Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

22%

Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

22%

Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

19%

Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

13%

Technology Design - Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.

13%

Management of Financial Resources - Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.

13%

Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.

0%

Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

0%

Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

0%

Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

Wages

This following graph displays the lower, median and upper income potential of the job.

 
  • Lower Income Salary $44k
  • Median Income Salary$59k
  • Upper Income Salary $77k

Employment Projections for this Job

 

Education Pathway

High school courses

  • Below A rigorous high school STEM education - versus the minimum required for graduation - prepares students to come up with creative solutions to tough problems, better preparing them for college and new careers.

  • Recommended years of math:
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  • Recommended years of science:
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Degree Levels Offered

    • DEAF STUDIES INTERPRETER-AAS
    • Elementary Education Special
    • Special Ed and Disability PhD
    • Special Education K-12 Generalist Endorsement
    • Special Education MED
    • DEAF STUDIES-AAS
    • SPECIAL EDUCATION-AA
    • Special Education BSED
    • Special Education ME
    • Special Education PHD

Education by degree The following are the total graduates from all the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions in 2014-2015 school year.

  • 47

    Associate's Degree

  • 41

    Bachelor's Degree

  • 1

    Certificate Of At Least One But Less Than Two Years

  • 11

    Doctoral Degree (academic)

  • 141

    Master's Degree