Job Description

Position Information

Job Title: Special Education Teacher- Redirect   Exemption Status/Test:   Exempt/Professional

Reports to: Principal   Date Revised: 04/15/2024

Dept./School: Assigned Campus

Primary Purpose:

Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experience designed to address the intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth as outlined in the IEP.  Instruct students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.  Assist and support building principal to ensure on-site administration and execution of the district’s educational programs, policies, and regulations and quality instruction for all students in a safe and healthy environment.



Bachelor’s degree from accredited university

Valid Texas teaching certificate with required special education endorsements for assignment

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Knowledge of effective behavioral practices for students with severe emotional/behavioral problems

Knowledge of special needs of students in assigned area

Knowledge of Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee process and Individual Education Plan (IEP) goal setting process and implementation

General knowledge of curriculum and instruction


Student teaching, approved internship, or related work experience

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Instructional Strategies

1. Collaborate with students, parents, and other members of staff to develop IEP through the ARD Committee process for each student assigned.

2. Implement an instructional, therapeutic, or skill development program for assigned students and show written evidence of preparation as required.

3. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.

4. Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to modify regular curricula as needed and assist special education students in regular classes with assignments.

5. Participate in ARD Committee meetings on a regular basis.

6. Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan for instructional activities.

7. Present subject matter according to guidelines established by IEP.

8. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media to meet the needs and capabilities of each student assigned.

9. Plan and supervise assignments for teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s).

10. Use technology in teaching/learning process.

Student Growth and Development

11.Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing.

12. Provide or supervise personal care, medical care, and feeding of students as stated in IEP.

13. Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned.

14. Sponsor outside activities approved by campus principal.

15. Be a positive role model for students; support mission of the school District.

Classroom Management and Organization

16. Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social and emotional development of students.

17. Manage student behavior and administer Discipline -This includes intervening in crisis situations and physically restraining students as necessary according to IEP.

18. Consult District and outside resource people regarding education, social, medical, and personal needs of students.

19. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.

20. Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.


21. Establish and maintain open lines of communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.

22. Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.

23. Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.


24. Participate in staff development activities to improve job related skills.

25. Keep informed of and comply with federal, state, District, and school regulations and policies for special education teachers.

26. Compile, maintain and file all reports, records, and other documents required.

27. Maintains confidentiality of information.

28. Reports to work on time every day.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Direct the work of instructional aide(s).

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Tools/Equipment Used : Personal computer and peripherals, and other instructional equipment

Posture: Prolonged standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

Motion: Frequent walking

Lifting: May require regular heavy lifting (45 pounds or more) and positioning of students with physical disabilities, control behavior through physical restraint, assist nonambulatory students, and lift and move adaptive and other classroom equipment; may work prolonged or irregular hours

Environment: Exposure to biological hazards

Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

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