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Special Education Teacher Resume Examples [+ Objective]

Special Education Teacher Resume Examples [+ Objective]

You’re a top-notch special education teacher and you know it, but they don’t—yet. Convince them fast and stand out with this solid sample special education teacher resume.

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I get it—you’re a busy person.

 

On top of your classroom duties, you’ve got tons of paperwork to do. Progress reports, tests, exams.

 

But your special education work is more than that. You care about your pupils. You help them explore the world and overcome learning challenges. You hope to make a difference in their lives.

 

But to get that chance of making an impact, you need a good work environment. One that not only understands the students’ needs, but also has the teachers’ back.

 

Unfortunately, not all schools are like that. And you need to really prove you’re the best candidate out there to land a job at one of the good ones.

 

Toss the paperwork aside for now. It’s time to focus on your special education teacher resume.

 

This guide will show you: 

 

  • A special education teacher resume example better than 9 out of 10 other resumes.
  • How to write a special education teacher resume that will land you more interviews.
  • Tips and examples of how to put skills and achievements on a special education teacher resume.
  • How to describe your experience on a resume for a special education teacher to get any job you want.

 

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Christina Turner

christina.turner@email.us

534-275-8936

 

Professional Summary

 

Licensed special education teacher with 5+ years of experience and skills developing and implementing robust teaching programs. Seeking position at Billeus County Public Schools. At Corrus County Public Schools, taught classes of 15+ special education students. Raised test scores 25% through better lesson plan development. Trained 3 other teachers in advanced special education techniques.

 

Work Experience

 

Special Education Teacher

Corrus County Public Schools

September 2014–March 2019

 

  • Taught classes of 15+ special education students full time for 5+ years.
  • Developed new research-based teaching strategies, raising student engagement 30%.
  • Raised student test scores in Math and English 25% through creating new, student-interest-centered lesson plans.
  • Collaborated with parents, teachers, and school administrators to address educational and disciplinary problems. Lowered disciplinary incidents by 28%.
  • Integrated technology into the classroom to remove 8 hours per week of time previously spent on paperwork and redundant tasks.

 

Education

 

2010–2014 Bluefield College

Bachelor’s Degree in Education with Teaching Certificate

 

  • Dean’s List every semester.
  • Wrote a monthly column in the school paper on special needs children.

 

Skills

 

  • Soft skills: organization, communication, interpersonal skills, and creativity. Very detail-oriented.
  • Hard skills: Functional and Life Skills Curriculum, working with autistic children, physical and mental disabilities, and speech and hearing impairments.

 

Certification

 

State of Virginia Teacher Certification (Current)

 

Activities

 

Volunteer cook and server 2x per month at Fore Street Soup Kitchen.

Teach yoga classes 2x per week for self-care.

 

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