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Special Education Teachers in Nevada

Become a Certified Teacher in this High Need Area

Special Education Teachers are in Demand

According to recent statistics 49 states, including Nevada reported a shortage of special education teachers. As a result, 82% of special education teachers report that there are not enough trained professionals to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

That’s where you can help. Whether you want to teach one-on-one, work in a classroom of developmentally delayed students, or lead a class of traditional learners with only a few learning disabled students, Nevada needs you! Through Nevada Teachers of Tomorrow, we offer a world-class online program to help you become an exceptional special education teacher. The opportunity and demand have never been greater.

The Responsibilities of a Special Education Teacher

The responsibilities of a special education teacher vary greatly depending on the age and unique needs of their students. In general they usually include the following:

  1. Assessing students skills to determine their needs
  2. Adapting lessons to meet the needs of students
  3. Planning, organizing, and assigning activities that are specific to each students abilities
  4. Developing individualized education programs for students
  5. Adjusting these education plans throughout the school year
  6. Discussing student’s progress with parents, counselors, principals, and administrators on a regular basis.
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Qualities of a Special Education Teacher

Truly successful special education teachers go above and beyond the state curriculum. They ensure their students are learning and progressing. That’s why successful special education teachers have many of the following qualities:

  1. A high level of patience
  2. An ability to be remain extremely organized at all times
  3. A capacity for being creative in tailoring a lesson plan to a student’s specific needs
  4. A strong sense of intuition and a calming nature
  5. An ability to be accepting of a student’s limitations and weaknesses

Steps to Becoming a Special Education Teacher

The Nevada Teachers of Tomorrow program is approved by the state of Nevada to license special education teachers. All you need is a four-year bachelor’s degree, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher to get started. Once we’ve received your completed application, we will require official transcripts to be admitted to our program.

Step 1: Training

Upon admission you will gain full access to innovative, engaging online training and teacher observations to get you ready for the classroom. The Nevada Teachers of Tomorrow program provides extensive training in pedagogy, allowing special education teachers to gain all of the skills and knowledge necessary to become an effective teacher before ever stepping foot in the classroom. Throughout the training you will observe the classrooms of veteran special education teachers and complete projects to expand upon that field experience.

Step 2: Testing

Potential teachers seeking their certification in Nevada must first pass the Praxis Test 5751: Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test.

To become a special education teacher regardless of what grade you are teaching, you must pass the Praxis 5354 Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications.

All elementary and middle school special education teachers require a passing score on the Praxis 5622: Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6.

All secondary school special education teachers require a passing score on the Praxis 5624: Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12.

Nevada Teachers of Tomorrow will be with you every step of the way with cutting-edge test preparation materials, all available on our Study Resources page.

Step 3: Teaching

From the moment you begin teaching, you will earn full pay and benefits. Nevada Teachers will assign you a Field Supervisor. In collaboration with your Mentor Teacher, they will support you throughout your internship. Once that is complete in addition to your program requirements, you will receive your Standard Professional License and become a licensed teacher in the state of Nevada.

Whether you’re interested in teaching at the elementary, middle or secondary level, educators in the special education field are in tremendous demand in Nevada. This is the perfect time to begin a career as a teacher of special education students. Let Nevada Teachers of Tomorrow help you become a licensed teacher.

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Additional Resources

The following is a brief list of online resources dedicated to the advancement of special education.

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Texas Teachers Exempt Countries

Texas Teachers currently recognizes these SBEC-approved countries:
  • American Samoa
  • Angulia
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Austrailia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grand Cayman
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Trinidata/ Tobago
  • Turks and Calcos
  • United Kingdom
  • US Pacific Trust