Special Education Teacher Training

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Volunteers work with education offices, schools, and local teachers, focusing on methodology, individualized instruction, classroom management, and resource development for teachers of students with special needs. Volunteers also counsel parents and the community to raise public awareness and understanding of people with disabilities.

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Applicants must have a bachelor's degree with certification in special education; or a degree in any discipline with the experience described below.


Applicants must have experience working with people who are learning or developmentally disabled; emotionally, physically, or multi-handicapped; or hearing or visually impaired. This experience can range from student teaching to many years of teaching in a school system or working in an institution.

Many applicants have experience working with disabled individuals in group homes, the Special Olympics, or other organizations.

External Links

Special Education Teacher Training Official US Peace Corps Website