Teacher Assistant - Special Needs
Special education teachers work with children and youths who have a variety of disabilities. A small number of special education teachers work with students with mental retardation or autism, primarily teaching them life skills and basic literacy.
Special education teachers enjoy the challenge of working with students with disabilities and the opportunity to establish meaningful relationships with them. Although helping these students can be highly rewarding, the work also can be emotionally and physically draining.
All 50 States and the District of Columbia require special education teachers to be licensed.
Special education teachers held a total of about 441,000 jobs in 2004. Employment of special education teachers is expected to increase faster than the average for all occupations through 2014.acy.
US Bureau of Labor Statistics- Occupational Outlook Handbook