Special education is the education of students with special needs in a way that addresses the students' individual differences and needs. Ideally, this process involves the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials, accessible settings, and other interventions designed to help learners with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success in school and community than would be available if the student were only given access to a typical cl...
Special education teachers in public schools are required to have at least a bachelorís degree and a state-issued certification or license. Private schools typically require teachers to have a bachelorís degree, but teachers are not required to be licensed or certified.
Most special education teachers work in public schools. Some teach in magnet, charter, and private schools. Some also work with young children in childcare centers.