NASET News Alert

Special Education Teacher

May 08, 2020

Battle Creek, MI

Special Education Teacher


1.      Provides individual, small group, and whole-group instruction.
2.      Monitors student progress in the school environment including academic achievement and behaviors.
3.      Maintains a safe and orderly environment, which may include monitoring specific health concerns of students in the classroom and teaches social skills.
4.      Plans curriculum, lessons, behavior plans, and special education programs and teaching methods.
5.      Aligns goals and objectives from individual students to meet the needs of all students.
6.      Uses data-based decision making to problem solve challenging situations.
7.     Collects data, reviews, analyzes, and revises implementation plans and interventions.
8.      Maintains contact with parents/guardians of students.
9.      Evaluates student progress based on observations, data, and assessments, determines goals, objectives and directions.
10.     Prepares report cards, educational records, IEP procedures, data collection, behavior plans, classroom observation records, and other forms.
11.     Coordinates and collaborates with other staff for services.
12.     Conducts IEP team meetings.
13.     Uses technology to track student progress, prepare written reports, implement IEPs, and record progress.
14.     Attends staff and district meetings and trainings as required.


  • BS or BA degree
  • Valid Michigan certificate with one of the following endorsements: Cognitive Impairment (SA), Emotional Impairment (SE), Learning Disabilities (SM), Autism Spectrum Disorder (SV), Physical or Other Health Impairment (SC)
  • Possess technology skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and cultivate positive relationships with Students
  • Experience working with children who have disabilities.


Resources to support teachers.  

These support resources include:

  • Instructional Coaches
  • Early Career Teacher Mentors
  • Behavioral Interventionist
  • Counselors
  • Success Specialists
  • Bearcat Coaches (i.e., in-school mentors and intervention practitioners who bear caseloads of students)
  • A wide network of community and organizational support, including Healthcare Centers located in our schools 


Cheryl Johnson
Chief Human Resources Officer
269 788-6900