Special Education Teacher

Special Education Teacher Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

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  • Special Education
  • Curriculum Development
  • Lesson Planning
  • Classroom Management
  • Teaching
  • Behavior Management
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
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  • Educational Leadership
  • Staff Development
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Teacher Training
  • SEN
  • Education
  • Makaton
  • Literacy
  • PECS
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Qualified Teacher
  • Coaching
  • Educational Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • IEP
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Research

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Resume Skills: Teaching Techniques

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT)
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Verbal Behavior Interventions (VBI)
  • Social Stories
  • Floor Time
  • Behavior Modification
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
  • Classroom Management
  • Special Education Law
  • Individualized Education Programs (IEP)
  • Direct Instruction (DI)
  • Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
  • Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS)
  • Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs)
  • Adapting Curriculum
  • Inclusive Classroom Strategies
  • Data-driven Instruction
  • Individualized Education Plans (IEP)
  • Behavioral Intervention Plans
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Direct Instruction
  • Task Analysis
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Behavior Management
  • Autism Strategies
  • Multimodal Learning
  • ESL Teaching
  • Individualized Learning Plans (IEPs)
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Discovery Learning
  • Visual Learning
  • Inclusive Education
  • Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Behaviour Management
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Resume Skills: Software

  • MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Google Classroom
  • Zoom
  • Blackboard
  • ProCare
  • ClassDojo
  • TeacherEase
  • SMART Learning Suite
  • Adobe Connect
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Assistive Technology
  • SMART Boards
  • Edmark Reading Program
  • SPED K-12 Software
  • Edmodo
  • Microsoft Teams for Education
  • Reading Eggs
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Resume Skills: Tools

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Google Classroom
  • SMART Notebook software
  • IEP Direct
  • SEN Teacher Resources
  • MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Zoom
  • Blackboard
  • ProCare
  • ClassDojo
  • TeacherEase
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Resume Skills: Assistive Technology

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Electronic Communication Devices
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Text-to-Speech applications
  • G Suite for Education
  • Boardmaker
  • Proloquo2Go
  • Kurzweil 3000
  • Clicker 7
  • Inspiration
  • Smart Boards
  • Audio enhancement devices
  • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices
  • Software- Barbara system
  • LAMP Words for Life
  • TouchChat
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Resume Skills: Assessment & Evaluation

  • Woodcock Johnson IV
  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI)
  • Gilliam Autism Rating Scale
  • Special Needs Assessment Profile
  • Formative Assessments
  • Summative Assessments
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Standardized Testing
  • Functional Behavior Assessments
  • Diagnostic Tests
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Resume Skills: Languages

Resume Skills: Therapeutic Methods

Resume Skills: Regulations & Compliance

Resume Skills: Child Development Theories

  • Piaget's theory of cognitive development
  • Erikson's stages of psychosocial development
  • Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development
  • Maslow's hierarchy of needs
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Resume Skills: Certifications

  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)
  • Certified Autism Specialist (CAS)
  • The Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training certificate
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • First Aid
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Resume Skills: Special Education Areas

Resume Skills: Disability Knowledge

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities
  • ADHD
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
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Your Name
Special Education Coordinator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Special Education Coordinator
Orchestrated an innovative, comprehensive educational program that accommodated unique needs of a diverse student profile, elevating student progress by 40%
Designed and implemented a successful RTI strategy enhancing overall learning outcomes by 20% through a differentiated instruction approach
Introduced advanced educational technologies improving remote education’s overall efficiency by 30% by ensuring smooth transitions between online and physical classes
Pioneered a yearly staff development program, boosting teacher efficiency by 35% by conducting regular workshops on curriculum development and classroom management
Led a cross functional team of special educators and psychologists, enhancing students' comprehensive development by 25%.
Illuminate Education June 2018 - December 2021
Special Education Team Lead
Developed and oversaw implementation of IEPs for 150+ students, contributing to a 60% increase in annual student progress scores
Initiated a custom teacher training program, elevating skill sets and leading to improved classroom control by 30%
Established a behavioral management system, reducing outbursts incidents by 15% within a academic year.
Philadelphia School District August 2014 - May 2018
Elementary Special Education Teacher
Crafted and delivered lesson plans catering to different learning abilities, resulting in a 65% improvement in pupils' academic scores
Provided support for 20+ students with autism spectrum disorders, increasing school adherence rate by 35%.
Resume Worded University June 2014
Master of Science in Special Education
Emphasis on Special Education Leadership
Scholarship recipient for academic merit
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Science in Education
Minor in Psychology
Graduated cum laude
Educational Softwares: Blackboard, Moodle, Edmodo, Schoology, Google Classroom
Special Education Techniques: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Response to Intervention (RTI), IEP Development, Understanding by Design (UbD), Inclusive Classroom Strategies
Administrative Skills: Team Leadership, Staff Training & Development, Program Evaluation & Improvement, Student Advocacy
Language: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Behavior Interventionist (CBI) - 2023, Certified Special Education Teacher (CSET) - 2014
Awards: Teacher of the Year - Philadelphia School District (2015), Top 1% of Edutopia’s Teacher Leadership Program (2017)
Volunteering: Founding Member - Adaptive Sports Program for Children with Disabilities, Volunteer - Philadelphia Reading Olympics
Professional Development: Attended workshops on - Student Motivation Strategies, Conflict Resolution Techniques in Special Education, Adaptive Technology in Special Education
Your Name
Special Education Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Coached.com January 2020 - Present
Special Education Administrator
Revised and modernized the existing school curriculum, leading to a 40% improvement in student success rates
Implemented cutting-edge educational technologies, resulting in an instructional efficiency boost by 25%
Identified opportunities and executed strategies for teacher development, improving staff retention rate by 20%
Instituted best-in-class differentiated instruction protocols, raising comprehension levels by 35%
Supervised and nurtured a team of elementary education teachers and special educators, leading to increased student engagement rates by 15%.
Pearson PLC January 2017 - December 2019
Educational Leader, Special Education
Coordinated with teachers to develop and streamline IEPs, resulting in a 55% increase in student progress-tracking efficiency
Fostered inclusive classroom environments through effective behavior management, reducing student conflict incidents by 10%
Launched K-12 education programs specifically adapted for special needs students, contributing to the 30% rise in literacy levels.
Duval County Public Schools October 2013 - December 2016
Inclusion Teacher
Developed lesson plans tailored to cater diverse learning capacities, leading to a 30% increment in individual student progress
Assisted students with learning disabilities, contributing to a 40% decrease in drop-out rates.
Resume Worded Institute December 2019
Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
Awarded with Distinction, completed while working full-time at Pearson PLC
Resume Worded University May 2013
Master of Education - Special Education
Focused on Inclusion Education
Graduated Cum Laude
Education Policies: Individualized Education Program (IEP), Inclusion policies, 504 Plan, ADA accommodations
Softwares: MS Office Suite, Google Classroom, Pearson Online Learning, Zoom for Education
Pedagogical Skills: Differentiated Instruction, Behavior Management, Positive Behavior Supports, Universal Design for Learning
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), ASL (Basic)
Certifications: Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate (2020), Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certified (2018)
Leadership & Volunteering: Board Member at Givespecial Education Foundation, Volunteer Special Needs Tutor at Good Samaritan Club
Awards: Pearson PLC Excellence Award for Leadership (2019), Inspiring Educator of the Year by Duval County Public Schools (2016)
Professional Development: Attended Inclusive Education Symposium (2021), Participant in IDEA Legal Conference (2019)
Your Name
Special Education Program Leader
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded April 2019 - Present
Special Education Program Leader
Piloted an inclusive special education program that catered to various learning disabilities, improving program-adherence rate by 35%
Formulated and executed behavior management techniques, leading to a 20% decrease in behavioral disorder incidents
Initiated a functional program development plan, streamlining curriculum development and instruction design, which led to a 45% rise in overall program effectiveness
Successfully cultivated a team of special educators dedicated to improve literacy among K-12 students, resulting in a 30% increase in literacy rates
Integrated advanced educational technology, promoting remote education and increasing efficiency of digital learning by 40%.
Achievement School District August 2016 - March 2019
Special Education Director
Managed a team of educators to deliver individualized instruction to each student, leading to a 25% boost in student scores
Implemented and standardized IEPs, resulting in an enhanced tracking and reporting system elevating tracking efficiency by 15%
Led staff and teacher training programs, enriching teaching methodologies and increasing classroom performance by 20%.
University of North Texas May 2013 - July 2016
Special Education Faculty
Developed a comprehensive class curriculum, significantly improving student engagement by 20%
Addressed individual student needs by implicating differentiated instruction techniques, improving overall education quality by 30%.
Resume Worded University May 2015
Master of Arts in Special Education
Thesis: Salience and Generative Learning in Special Education
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2011
Bachelor of Science in Special Education and Child Development
Minor: Child Psychology
Awards: Dean's List 2010 and 2011 (Top 10%)
Teaching Techniques: Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Behavior Management, Special Education Best Practices
Technological Proficiency: Smart Board, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Classroom, Zoom
Assessments: Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA), Behavior Intervention Case Manager (BICM), Student Risk Screening Scale (SRSS)
Legal and Compliance: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Certifications: Certified Autism Specialist (CAS), Certified Professional Educator (CPE)
Leadership & Volunteering: Special Olympics Volunteer Coach, Big Brother Big Sister Mentor
Projects: Development of Online Special Education Management System
Professional Development: Training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Restorative Practices Training
Your Name
Special Education Teacher
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded November 2018 - Present
Senior Special Education Teacher
Spearheaded the development of an individualized education program for 25+ students, increasing the success rate in national standard examinations by 45%.
Implemented differentiated instruction methodologies that catered for individual learning styles leading to a 30% increase in student performance in literacy and numeracy.
Facilitated 8 autism spectrum disorders training sessions for teachers, leading to improved understanding and interaction with autistic learners in the classroom.
Led coaching and mentoring for novice special education teachers, contributing to a 15% staff performance improvement in the 2020 academic year.
Revitalized the school’s special education curriculum by incorporating educational technology tools, improving student engagement by 60%.
Riverdale Elementary School June 2015 - November 2018
Special Education Teacher
Recognized as 'Teacher of the Year' in 2017 for outstanding contribution in creating a supportive learning environment for special education pupils.
Reduced behavioral issues in clas by 40% by implementing an effective behavior management strategy.
Enhanced pupil's understanding and use of Makaton, improving communication skills by 50%.
Initiated teacher training on recognizing and adapting teaching approaches for specific learning disabilities, increasing collective staff skills by 20%.
Coached.com January 2013 - May 2015
Special Education Assistant
Improved student participation in classrooms by 30% through collaborative lesson planning with senior special education teachers.
Advised teachers on implementing effective classroom management techniques for special needs pupils, fostering a 25% decrease in classroom disruptions.
Aided in the development of an enriched curriculum that focused on perceptual modalities, raising student engagement by 35%.
Resume Worded University April 2013
Master of Education - Special Education
Concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Recipient: Resume Worded Excellence in Teaching Award (2013)
Resume Worded University May 2011
Bachelor of Science - Child Development
Minors in Psychology and Education
Awards: Dean's List 2010 and 2011 (Top 10%)
Child Development Theories: Piaget's theory of cognitive development, Erikson's stages of psychosocial development, Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development, Maslow's hierarchy of needs
Special Education Techniques: Behavior Modification, Differentiated Instruction, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Classroom Management, Special Education Law
Assistive Technologies: G Suite for Education, Boardmaker, Proloquo2Go, Kurzweil 3000, Clicker 7, Inspiration, Smart Boards
Languages: English (Native), Sign Language (Fluent), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Certified Autism Specialist (CAS)
Professional Development: Advanced Training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA Therapy), SESTA (Special Education Students Attending Mainstream)
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer, Special Olympics Coach, Tutor for At-Risk Youth, Reading Initiative Program Leader
Awards & Acknowledgments: 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award, Dissertation published in Journal of Special Education
Your Name
SEN Teacher
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded July 2018 - Present
Lead SEN Teacher
Championed the use of PECS system in classrooms for non-verbal learners, enhancing their communication abilities by 50%.
Incorporated use of assistive technology across curriculum, promoting higher level of educational inclusivity.
Facilitated workshops for fellow teachers on effective strategies for teaching diverse learners resulting in enhanced staff development.
Streamlined Individual Education Plans, prompting a 35% improvement in skills mastery for participating learners.
Led a team of 3 SEN teachers to bring an intensive, multi-disciplinary approach to learning, leading to a 30% rise in learners’ grades.
Woodside High School March 2014 - July 2018
SEN Teacher
Enhanced literacy levels of 20+ dyslexic students by 45% through targeted curriculum interventions.
Led a literacy intervention strategy for slow learners, recording an improvement in reading and writing skills by 40%
Used Individual Education Plans to improve academic achievement, leading to a 20% improvement in grades among struggling students.
Coached.com January 2010 - March 2014
Teaching Assistant
Collaborated with senior teacher to create personalized learning pathways for SEN students.
Employed visual aids to explain complex concepts, resulting in improved class average in math by 25%
Supported classroom teacher in behavior management, reducing management time by 15%.
Resume Worded University May 2014
Master of Education - Special Education
Thesis: An Empirical Study on the Effectiveness of Modern Teaching Methods for SEN Students
Resume Worded Institute May 2010
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Minor in Child Development
Dean's List 2008 - 2009 (Top 5%)
Special Education Techniques: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Verbal Behavior Interventions (VBI), Social Stories, Floor Time
Assessment & Evaluation: Woodcock Johnson IV, Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI), Gilliam Autism Rating Scale, Special Needs Assessment Profile
Tools: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Classroom, SMART Notebook software, IEP Direct, SEN Teacher Resources
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), Sign Language (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Autism Specialist (CAS), TEACCH Autism Program Certification, Safe Crisis Management Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer, Special Olympics; Workshop Leader, Parent Education Program on Special Needs
Awards: Winner, Inspirational Teacher of the Year, 2017; Nominated, SEN Teacher of the Year, 2020
Professional Development: Consistently participating in continued learning through workshops, webinars, and e-courses on SEN instruction
Your Name
Special Education Paraeducator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Los Angeles Unified School District June 2018 - Present
Special Education Paraeducator
Led the adaptation of a comprehensive curriculum for special education students, which boosted student engagement by 80%
Implemented individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for each student, yielding a 70% improvement in learning outcomes
Employed Applied Behavior Analysis to manage student behavior, resulting in a 60% reduction in classroom disruptions
Developed and executed lesson plans incorporating educational technology tools, leading to a 50% improvement in students' learning capabilities
Facilitated community outreach programs to educate parents and teachers, leading to improved home-school collaborations
Chicago Public Schools July 2016 - May 2018
Special Education Teaching Assistant
Introduced differentiated instruction strategies leading to an average of 45% improvement in students' academic performance
Administered a pilot program of integrating tech tools in lesson planning, which led to a 30% increase in student engagement and participation
Trained in autism spectrum disorder, achieved 35% improvement in assisting autistic students academically and socially
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2016
Master of Education - Special Education
Focused on teaching strategies for children with disabilities
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Science - Psychology
Minor: Early Child Development
Award: Resume Worded Child Development Scholar
Therapeutic Techniques: ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis), VB (Verbal Behavior), DTT (Discrete Trial Training), PRT (Pivotal Response Training), PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)
Adaptive Skills: Cognitive Skills, Motor Skills, Safety Skills, Personal Care Skills, Communication Skills, Social Skills
I.E.P. (Individual Education Plan) Knowledge: Development, Implementation, Progress Evaluation, Amendments
Assistive Technologies: Smartboards, Augmentive Communication Devices, Adaptive Therapeutic Toys
Certifications: CPR and AED Certification, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Certification
Workshops & Seminars: Effective Reward Systems, Behavior Modification Techniques, The Importance of Social Stories, Use of Assistive Technologies
Volunteering: Helpers - a Non-profit for children with special needs (Volunteer Educator, 2017-2018)
Your Name
Behavioral Therapist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Coached.com August 2017 - Present
Behavioral Therapist
Applied Behavior Analysis techniques to students with varied psychological disorders, resulting in a breakthrough progress and behavioral improvements in 70% of the cases
Developed behavioral plans for autistic students, resulting in 45% improvement in their social and emotional quotient
Implemented cognitive-behavioral programs leading to 58% improvement in students' behavior during the first 3 months
Nonetheless, established a reinforcement system that showed improved results onto student behavior by 60%
Initiated periodic counseling sessions and workshops for early childhood education, contributing to an enhanced parental understanding of behavioral therapy
New York City Department of Education September 2015 - July 2017
School Counselor
Led a team of educators and therapists in developing a first-of-its-kind family therapy program within the school system, leading to more than a 30% decrease in child behavioral issues
Initiated a district-wide paraeducator training program, which increased effectiveness of special education services by 50%
Coordinated referrals and escorted students to community outreach programs, reducing absenteeism by 20%
Resume Worded University May 2015
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology
Specialization in behavior modification strategies
Awards: Dean's List 2015 (Top 10%)
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2013
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Minors in Education and Child Development
Awards: Resume Worded Scholar (Awarded to top 2%)
Therapy Techniques: Applied Behavior Analysis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Play Therapy, Family Systems, Group Therapy
Assessment Tools: ADHD Rating Scale-IV, Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC), Noldus Observer XT
Counseling Software: TherapyNotes, SimplePractice, CounSol, TherapyAppointment
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA); Association of Behavior Analysis International
Leadership & Volunteering: School Psychologist Association (Board Member), Resume Worded Community Mentor Program (Volunteer Mentor)
Projects: Developed and implemented a successful bullying prevention program in a NYC public school, reducing incidents by 30%.
Professional Development: Attended annual psychology conferences; presented on the importance of inclusive practices in schools at the 2019 National Conference of School Psychologists
Your Name
Learning Support Teacher
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded June 2020 - Present
Learning Support Teacher
Devised unique teaching methods that tapped into individual student's learning style, improving performance of slow learners by 41%
Collaborated with school administrators to incorporate educational technology in teaching, boosting participation from students by 65%
Staff development: Trained and mentored teachers on domestically inclusive practices; staff was afterward better-equipped with skills and strategies to support children with disabilities
Built an extensive online resource library for teachers to use, reducing lesson planning time by 20%
Fostered a compassionate classroom environment that focused on building trust with students and reducing their anxiety, increasing classroom participation by 35%
KinderCare Learning Centers December 2018 - May 2020
Childcare Supervisor
Implemented optimized childcare schedules, reducing child-to-provider ratio by 20%
Led professional development workshops for staff, increased understanding of early childhood education techniques leading to a 35% increase in staff efficiency
Promoted physical, mental, and social development by incorporating creative play, mental exercises and team-based activities into daily routines, leading to 25% improvement in cognitive and social skills in children
Resume Worded University May 2020
Master of Education (M.Ed) - Special Education
Major in Child Development, Focused on the application of differentiated teaching strategies to promote inclusive learning environments.
Resume Worded Institute December 2018
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) - Early Childhood Education
Training in child psychology and development, Early childhood curriculum development and implementation
Teaching Strategies: Differentiated Instruction, Social Emotional Learning, Collaborative learning, Blended Learning, Inclusive Classroom Strategies, Multi-Sensory Learning
EdTech Tools: Google Classroom, Kahoot!, Adobe Captivate, Nearpod, Seesaw, Microsoft Teams for Education
Special Education Methods: Behavior Modification, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Learning Disability Strategies, Assistive Technology, Autism Spectrum Disorder Strategies, Emotional/Behavioral Disorders strategies
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certificate of Advanced Study in Special Education, Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders, First Aid & CPR Certified
Leadership & Volunteering: Chair, Special Education Department; Volunteer at local children’s hospital; Leader, Student Reading Club
Projects: Development of inclusive curriculum for learning support classrooms; Creation of advanced Behavioral Support plans for multiple students with various disorders
Your Name
Special Education Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Senior Special Education Specialist
Spearheaded the formation of the Special Education framework, decreasing casework by 35%
Pioneered a proactive approach in staff development workshops, enhancing teaching quality by 40%
Implemented advanced Special Education Technology methods, resulting in 50% faster learning for students with learning disabilities
John Hopkins School District February 2015-December 2019
Special Education Coordinator
Conceptualized and executed an IEP, enhancing students’ progress by 45%
Supervised a team of 25 educational professionals, fostering an environment of collaboration and reducing staff turnover by 20%
Boosted K-12 education standards by incorporating a differentiated instruction strategy, which saw a 30% improvement in student outcomes
Resume Worded University January 2015
Master of Education in Special Education
Specialized in Autism Spectrum Disorder Interventions
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2013
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
Minors in Child development and Behavioral Psychology
President's List 2013 (Top 5% of class)
Special Education Techniques: Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Development, Behavioural Intervention Plan (BIP) Implementation, Functional Behavioural Assessment (FBA), Differentiated Instruction, Multisensory Techniques, Specially Designed Instruction
Psychology Tools & Techniques: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Positive Reinforcement Strategies, Functional Analysis of Behaviour, ABA Therapy
Special Ed & Ed-tech Softwares: GoalBook, ClassDojo, Boardmaker, Kahoot!, Read 180, SymbolStix, Proloquo2Go, Skoog
Certifications: Certified Autism Specialist by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (2020), Certified Special Education Teacher by the National Association of Special Education Teachers (2014)
Awards: ‘Outstanding Special Education Teacher’ by the National Association of Special Education Teachers – 2018
Volunteering: Volunteer, Special Olympics – 2015 to Present
Professional Membership: Active member of the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) & Council of Exceptional Children (CEC)
Your Name
Special Education Teacher
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Coached.com September 2018 - Present
Special Education Teacher Specialist
Devised strategic lesson plans, leading to a 30% increase in student engagement
Organized teacher training programs, leading to a 25% upgrade in teaching methods
Implemented behavioral management principles in classrooms, resulting in a 20% drop in disciplinary cases
Los Angeles Unified School District June 2012-August 2018
Lead Special Education Teacher
Implemented applied behavior analysis methods, contributing to a 35% improvement in classroom harmony
Led community outreach programs, improving the school-community relationship by 50%
Developed and managed an Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) inclusive curriculum, increasing ASD students’ performance by an impressive 60%
Resume Worded Academic Center April 2012
Master's Degree - Special Education
Received 'Outstanding Graduate Student' award
Resume Worded University May 2010
Bachelor's Degree - Education
Minors in Child Psychology
Graduated magna cum laude (Top 5% of class)
Special Education Techniques: Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs), Differentiated Instruction, Adapting Curriculum, Inclusive Classroom Strategies, Data-driven Instruction
Disability Knowledge: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia
Educational Software: Edmodo, ClassDojo, Google Classroom, SMART Learning Suite, Microsoft Teams for Education, Reading Eggs
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), American Sign Language (Basic)
Certifications: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), TESOL Certification, CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: Chair, Special Education Faculty Committee (2016-2018), Volunteer Tutor, ABC Literacy Program
Professional Development: Attended 'Creating Inclusive Classrooms' workshop, Taken 'Strategies for Effective Teaching in Special Education' online course
Awards: Excellence in Teaching Award, Los Angeles Unified School District, 2016
Your Name
Special Education Consultant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded May 2016 - Present
Lead Special Education Consultant
Designed timed literacy tests, boosting student reading levels by 40%
Executed a classroom management project that reduced disruptions by 30%
Revamped the K-12 education curriculum, leading to a 20% increase in college admissions
Boston Public Schools July 2011-April 2016
Associate Education Consultant
Initiated a unique pedagogy system for tackling learning disabilities, leading to a 25% improvement in student grades
Launched an educational leadership program that groomed future school leaders, resulting in 10% of teachers getting promoted
Utilized educational technology to supplement traditional teaching methods, increasing student tech-savviness by 30%
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2011
Master’s in Special Education
Focus on Inclusive Education and Universal Design for Learning
Resume Worded University May 2007
Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies
Minor in Child Development and Psychology
Special Education Strategies: Individualized Education Program (IEP) development, Response to Intervention (RtI), Inclusion Practices, Differentiated Instruction, Behavior Management, Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
Assessment Tools: Woodcock-Johnson IV, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V), Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM)
Educational Technologies: Pearson PowerSchool, Schoology, Google Classroom, SMART Board, Zoom for Virtual Learning, Microsoft Office Suite(word, excel, powerpoint)
Languages: English (Native), American Sign Language (Intermediate), Spanish (Basic)
Certifications: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Certified Special Education Teacher
Professional Development: Completed 100+ hours of Professional Development in areas including Assistive Technology, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Early Intervention
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Special Education Advocate, Educators for Equity Committee Co-chair
Projects: Developed and implemented a district-wide program aimed at integrating special education students into general education classrooms

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Go through the Special Education Teacher posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Autism Spectrum Disorders, Lesson Planning and Curriculum Development are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Educational Leadership and Behavior Management.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Teaching, Classroom Management and Special Education - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Education, Elementary Education and PECS - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Special Education Teacher, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Special Education Teacher Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Special Education Teacher job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Special Education Teacher Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

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Frequently Asked Questions

What skills do hiring managers want to see on a Special Education Teacher resume?

Some effective Special Education Teacher skills you can add to your resume include:

  • Special Education
  • Curriculum Development
  • Lesson Planning
  • Classroom Management
  • Teaching
  • Behavior Management
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Educational Leadership

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While the keywords above are a good indication of what skills you need on your resume, you should try to find additional keywords that are specific to the job. To do this, use the free Targeted Resume tool. It analyzes the job you are applying to and finds the most important keywords you need on your resume.

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