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50 Special Education Interview Questions 2019

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Special Education Interview Questions – If you are applying for a job as a special educator, it is necessary to dedicate some time to prepare for a job interview. This lesson gives you an idea of questions you might be asked.

You have spent a lot of time applying for different teaching jobs. You submitted a cover letter and also resume, wrote a teaching philosophy, and compiled a list of references.

Special Education Interview Questions

Now, all of your hard work really paid and you have landed a job interview for a position as a special educator. This is the job you have dreamed of for so long, and you really want to succeed in your interview. This lesson offers you with some common questions in a special education interview.

It is crucial to answer from your own viewpoint and remain true to your personal belief system. Think about what matters to you and how you can express it briefly and clearly.

50 Special Education Interview Questions

  1. Tell me about yourself?

  2. How have you established procedures and rules for behavior to maintain order among your students?

  3. Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?

  4. How have you established procedures and rules for behavior to maintain order among your students?

  5. How have you managed a very disruptive student?

  6. What is your greatest weakness?

  7. How have you managed a very disruptive student?

  8. What is your greatest strength?

  9. How have you collaborated with general education teachers to benefit your students?

  10. What special education strategies and techniques have you used to help your students?

  11. What methods do you use to encourage students to explore learning opportunities?

  12. How do you motivate students to persevere with challenging assignments and tasks?

  13. How do you teach and encourage socially acceptable behavior from your students?

  14. How have you encouraged parental involvement in student learning?

  15. How have you ensured that each student receives the right type of support?

  16. Why did you leave your last job?

  17. How have you collaborated with general education teachers to benefit your students?

  18. Why should we hire you?

  19. What is your greatest accomplishment?

  20. What special education strategies and techniques have you used to help your students?

  21. What can we expect from you in your first 90 days?

  22. Tell me how do you regularly assess the progress of your students?

  23. What are your salary expectations?

  24. What methods do you use to encourage students to explore learning opportunities?

  25. Do you have any questions?

  26. How have you managed to keep up with the paperwork required of a special education teacher?

  27. How do you stay current with special education best practices?

  28. Are you a team player?

  29. How do you motivate students to persevere with challenging assignments and tasks?

  30. What challenges are you looking for in this position?

  31. What experience do you have in this field?

  32. How do you teach and encourage socially acceptable behavior from your students?

  33. How to teach and encourage socially acceptable behavior from your students?

  34. Tell me a suggestion you have made that was implemented in this field?

  35. How have you encouraged parental involvement in student learning?

  36. Have you ever had a conflict with a boss or professor? How was it resolved?

  37. What do you do to stay current with special education best practices?

  38. Tell me what you know about this company?

  39. How have you ensured that each student receives the right type of support?

  40. If your previous co-workers were here, what would they say about you?

  41. Tell us about your most challenging students?

  42. How have you managed to keep up with the paperwork required of a special education teacher?

  43. What did you like or dislike about your previous job?

  44. What types of people do you find it difficult to get on with?

  45. Explain your methods for communicating with parents?

  46. How are you when you’re working under pressure?

  47. How do you stay current with special education best practices?

  48. What has been your biggest professional disappointment?

  49. Describe a time where you had to delegate tasks?

  50. Describe a time where you were blamed for a mistake you did not make?

Additional Interview Questions to be Asked

  1. What are the most difficult decisions to make?

  2. How would you know you were successful on this job?

  3. Have you ever had a problem with your peer?

  4. How will you achieve your goals?

  5. What negative thing would your last boss say about you?

  6. Are you willing to relocate?

  7. Explain what has disappointed you most about a previous job?

  8. How long would you expect to work for us if hired?

  9. What motivates you to do your best on the job?

  10. What is the most difficult situation you have faced?

Duties of a Special Educator

Special education teachers typically do the following:

  1. Assess students’ skills to determine their needs and to develop teaching plans
  2. Adapt lessons to meet the needs of students
  3. Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each student
  4. Plan, organize, and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities
  5. Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one

Required Qualifications for Special Educator Jobs.

  1. Special education teachers in public schools need at least a bachelor’s degree. Some teachers receive a bachelor’s degree specifically in education, or even special education.
  2.  Many special education teachers must complete a certain number of hours of student teaching before becoming certified.
  3. A special education must accurately assess students’ progress and adjust lessons to their needs.
  4. These teachers must be able to communicate with parents, other teachers, and administrators, in addition to the children under their supervision.
  5. A good special education teacher will be able to conceive of different ways of reaching students and guiding them to progress.

Be prepared to answer these special education teacher interview questions and stand out as the right job candidate.

CSN Team

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