Emotional Disabilities Special Education Teacher

Help educate kids suffering from emotional disorders.
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$18,000 – $70,000

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What do Emotional Disabilities Special Education Teachers do?

Emotional disabilities, especially in children, are often harder to spot than physical or mental disabilities. To learn and progress through school, children with emotional problems need an Emotional Disabilities Special Education Teacher to create a learning plan for them and guide them throughout their studies.

When you’re an Emotional Disabilities Special Education Teacher, you’re focused on the success of your students, just like any other Teacher. You want them to go far in life, and you strive to provide whatever tools it takes to help them learn.

Young children have a harder time coping with an emotional disability than adults, and, depending on the disability’s severity, they may have problems learning and interacting with other students or Teachers. Your goal as an Emotional Disabilities Special Education Teacher is to design an educational plan that helps the students learn at their own pace and to offer a safe environment for constructive learning.

If a child shows aggression and can’t socialize with others, he or she may learn better in a quiet room with only a Teacher or a limited number of students present. Other students may do well with classmates, but struggle to comprehend lessons or finish the homework. Private tutoring can help them overcome these learning speed bumps.

Decisions like these paired with your understanding of emotional disorders in children are what make your role so vital to students’ success. Emotional disabilities can continue for a lifetime, and teaching them effective coping methods early on lets them control their disability instead of the other way around.


Should I be an Emotional Disabilities Special Education Teacher?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Educable Mentally Disabled Teacher, Functional Mental Disability Teacher See More

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    Emotional Disabilities Special Education Teacher

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