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1. What do you believe, makes you effective at teaching special needs students?
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List of Special Education Teacher Interview Questions
  1. What do you believe, makes you effective at teaching special needs students?
  2. How can you illustrate to me your dependability?
  3. What was your most difficult course in college?
  4. How do you handle yourself under stress?
  5. If you could do anything different in your education, what would you do?
  6. What makes you stand out among other applicants?
  7. Why should we hire you?
  8. When did you make the decision to teach autistic students?
  9. What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good Teacher?
  10. Tell me about a stressful time in your life. How did you handle it?
  11. Have you ever had to calm a person down, what happened?
  12. How do you feel about working with students, that can sometimes be difficult due to their circumstance?
  13. Explain to me an IEP? What is the difference from an IEP and a CSE?
  14. What are your 2 weakest points?
  15. Who is your greatest role model?
  16. Do you have experience creating and maintaining documentation on your students?
  17. What do you know about our educational program?
  18. How would you describe your passion for teaching children?
  19. How will you work cooperatively with other faculty members in educating these students?
  20. When did you realize you wanted to be a special education teacher?
  21. To what specific area of special education are you most attracted and why?
  22. What are your 2 greatest strengths?
  23. Has their ever been an autistic or special needs child in your life that has inspired you?
  24. What exposures have you had in Teaching?
  25. How would friends describe you?
  26. What do you think you will most like about being a Special Educator?
Contributing Author
Diana D'Souza
HR Professional
Special Education Teacher Information
August 26th, 2017

Special education teachers receive special training that equips them to work with students who have a wide range of mental, emotional, learning or physical disabilities. These specialist teachers may adapt general lessons or develop personalized teaching plans for their students after assessing their skills and determining their educational needs. They may teach their students as a class or they may mentor them in small groups or on a one-on-one basis. Liaising with parents, counselors, and teachers and updating all carers of their student's progress is a big part of a special education teacher's responsibilities.
A bachelor's degree is the minimum educational qualification required to become a special education teacher. This could be a degree specifically in special education or in elementary education with a minor in special education. Some schools may also require their special education teachers to be certified or licensed. Patience, resourcefulness, empathy and excellent communication, interpersonal and critical thinking skills are essential attributes for this role.
At the interview, your interviewer will listen carefully to your replies to determine whether you have what it takes to work with children with different types of disabilities. It is a challenging role and very few people can measure up to it. To get the job, you must be able to convince your interviewer that you have the skills, the experience and most importantly, the resourcefulness and aptitude necessary for this role. At Mock Questions, you will find a list of interview questions that are typically asked at interviews for special education teachers. As part of your interview preparation, give some thought to how you would answer these questions.

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