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SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS, PRESCHOOL
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Occupation Description:
 
  Teach preschool school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099).
 
Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Arrange indoor or outdoor space to facilitate creative play, motor-skill activities, or safety.
  • Attend to children's basic needs by feeding them, dressing them, or changing their diapers.
  • Communicate nonverbally with children to provide them with comfort, encouragement, or positive reinforcement.
  • Confer with parents, guardians, teachers, counselors, or administrators to resolve students' behavioral or academic problems.
  • Develop individual educational plans (IEPs) designed to promote students' educational, physical, or social development.
  • Develop or implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of disabilities.
  • Employ special educational strategies or techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, or memory.
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Bachelor's degree
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $76,343.00 N/A N/A N/A - N/A
Bridgeport/Stamford $59,151.00 N/A N/A N/A - N/A
Hartford $87,604.00 N/A N/A N/A - N/A
New Haven $78,150.00 N/A N/A N/A - N/A
New London/Norwich $69,428.00 N/A N/A N/A - N/A
Waterbury $91,595.00 N/A N/A N/A - N/A
      
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