The Secret To Being A Good Special Education Teacher

Education is one of the most rewarding professions. Special education is particularly rewarding. The joy you feel when a person who is having problems makes some progress is unmatched in any other field. But to be a special education teacher takes a special type of person. It not only requires special training, one must also be very patient and love people no matter what their special needs. If you are the type of person who combines all these elements then a career in special education could be for you.

To teach special education you must be licensed. Getting a license requires you to have at least a bachelor’s degree and complete an approved training course in teaching special education. Some states require a master’s degree. Acquiring the training is not very difficult. Many colleges offer undergraduate, graduate and doctorate level courses in the field. Teachers who want to focus on special education often have to complete longer periods of training than teachers in other areas. You can choose to specialize within the special education field or you may pursue general special education training. The last year of training usually entails working in a classroom under the supervision of a certified teacher.

Teachers wishing to work in special education often receive general training and must then receive further training in a particular area that prepares them to work with people with physical, mental or emotional difficulties. Depending on the state in which you live or hope to work you may be required to be licensed to teach people with a wide range of disabilities or one of the many different subsets within special education. You should contact the board of education in your state to find out their specific requirement for certification. Continue reading

Lake Travis Independent Schools District

Only twenty short miles away from Austin Texas is the Lake Independent School District (LTISD). This is an autonomous educational community which provides a stark contrast to Austin’s busy city life. Despite its closeness to the metro, everything inside the Lake Travis district is serene. Nature is well-protected in this area and you’ll feel like you were still living in the Texas of thirty years ago but among the most intelligent people you’ve ever had the chance to encounter.

The LTISD is lauded for its excellent educational services in the Travis district. It was originally included in the region of Dipping Springs and was first established in 1981. Today, it’s considered a district on its own, and it caters to over 5,800 students. When last surveyed, the student population was 83% Caucasian, 2% Asian, 13% Hispanic and 1% African American. If you live in the Lake Travis area, you can take advantage of LTISD’s outstanding schools.

There are currently five elementary schools here, two middle schools, and one high school. The elementary schools are the Lakeway, the Bee Cave, the Lake Travis, the Lake Pointe, and the Serene Hills which only opened recently in 2008. The middle schools include the Hudson Bend and the Lake Travis Middle School. There is only one high school and this is the Lake Travis High.

These highly-acclaimed schools will certainly help your children get into the colleges they’ve been dreaming of. Aside from the excellent faculty members of each of these schools, the atmosphere in the Lake Travis Independent School District is simply ideal for learning. Away from the noise and pollution of the metro, you can be sure that your children could concentrate on their studies well, and they’ll be at the top of their health. Continue reading