Special Education Teacher Mock Interview

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Have you ever had to calm a person down, what happened?

"I recently had a student lose complete control of his emotions during class. I was able to calm him down by talking very gently and creating strong eye contact. This particular student will have outbursts from time to time so I am well versed on how to manage that type of situation. After class, I was sure to document the incident in his file and report it to my supervisor."

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26 Special Education Teacher Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. Have you ever had to calm a person down, what happened?

  • 2. What do you believe, makes you effective at teaching special needs students?

  • 3. To what specific area of special education are you most attracted and why?

  • 4. Do you have experience creating and maintaining documentation on your students?

  • 5. What makes you stand out among other applicants?

  • 6. What do you know about our educational program?

  • 7. Who is your greatest role model?

  • 8. What was your most difficult course in college?

  • 9. How would you describe your passion for teaching children?

  • 10. How will you work cooperatively with other faculty members in educating these students?

  • 11. When did you make the decision to teach autistic students?

  • 12. How can you illustrate to me your dependability?

  • 13. Tell me about a stressful time in your life. How did you handle it?

  • 14. Why should we hire you?

  • 15. Explain to me an IEP? What is the difference from an IEP and a CSE?

  • 16. How would friends describe you?

  • 17. How do you feel about working with students, that can sometimes be difficult due to their circumstance?

  • 18. What do you think you will most like about being a Special Educator?

  • 19. What exposures have you had in Teaching?

  • 20. What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good Teacher?

  • 21. If you could do anything different in your education, what would you do?

  • 22. What are your 2 greatest strengths?

  • 23. What are your 2 weakest points?

  • 24. How do you handle yourself under stress?

  • 25. Has their ever been an autistic or special needs child in your life that has inspired you?

  • 26. When did you realize you wanted to be a special education teacher?