Special Education Teacher – Sample Resume

As required of most teaching professions, the resume should be well-written, compact and aphoristically stated. The strengths and effective characteristics of the special education teacher must be properly documented and/or highlighted. The experience gained, educational qualifications attained as well as the personal attributes of the prospective special education teacher must be intelligibly detailed.

A cogent example of a special education teacher’s resume is provided below.


Arnold Smith
999 Oakland Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 343 – 5678 Email: arsmith@oxmail.com

Career Objective

To attain the position of Special Education Teacher for exceptional students in Grade 1 at Lumberjack Elementary School; and thereby diligently contribute to the betterment and progress of the special students therein using approved techniques and methods aimed at the overall development of the students.

Summary of Skills

  • Good organizational and resource management skills for efficient productivity and growth.
  • Superlative judgement and discernment attributes.
  • Profound flexibility and versatility to proactively function under diverse working conditions.
  • Impressive patience, tolerance and perseverant qualities essential to be able to cope with the multifarious responsibilities of special education.
  • Admirable creativity and resourcefulness needed to formulate methods and approaches that contribute meaningfully to the progress of teaching-learning processes for special students.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that can establish and promote cordial working relationships amongst all parties involved in the education of special students for their optimal development.


Work Experience

Special Education Teacher                                                                 September 2010 – present

Disney Elementary School, Baltimore, MD

  • Continuous liaising with the parents/guardians of Grade 2 special students in order to evaluate the students’ general responsiveness to the teaching-learning process.
  • Supervising of the special students’ extracurricular activities aimed at fostering teamwork, sustainable growth and progress.


Special Education Teacher                                                                 May 2007 – August 2010

Willoughby Elementary School, Baltimore, MD

  • Monitored and evaluated the steady performances of Grade 3 special students in an average class size of 10.
  • Created dynamic techniques aimed at improving the assimilation of lesson plans by the special students.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education             2006

Maryland State College, Baltimore, MD


  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education             2002

Maryland State College, Baltimore, MD


Professional Organization

Member, Baltimore Special Education Teachers’ Association (BSETA)         2015 – present

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