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    Special Education Teachers at Seattle Public Schools

    Seattle Public Schools is looking for high quality Special Education teachers for the 2014-2015 school year. This page contains information about teaching Special Education in Seattle. Please see below for information about the Special Education Department, Goals, Guidelines for Applying, Salary information and Living in Seattle.

    "I love working with students with special needs and am privileged to work with an amazing group of children, their families, and fellow educators.

    Two of the greatest rewards in my work as a resource teacher are seeing students grow over an extended period of time and building relationships with my students and their families over that period of years, rather than months.

    Teaching and learning with my students is a joy!"

    The Special Education Department

    The Special Education department works collaboratively with school and District leaders, teachers, students, and families to provide the tools, guidance, supports, and services needed to ensure access and success for students with disabilities. Visit our Special Education Services page for more information about the services we provide.


    "I love being involved with changing the culture of special ed on the front end. I see new hope in each of my students."



    The goals of the Special Education department for students receiving special education services are:

    • High quality learning for every student
    • Increased performance on State assessments for students with disabilities
    • Students with disabilities are full and authentic members of their school communities
    • Universal design for learning throughout all our schools
    • Advocacy and support for our students and families


    Guidelines for Elementary and/or Secondary Special Education Teacher Applicants:

    • You must have an endorsement in Special Education
    • You must be highly qualified in a core subject area (click here for more information):
      • Elementary: You need to be highly qualified and/or dual endorsed in Elementary Education
      • Secondary: You need to be highly qualified and/or dual endorsed in a core content area for Secondary Education

    Salary Information

    Seattle Public Schools offers a competitive salary for teachers. Salary Schedule 2014-15:
    Starting Salary for a 1st year Teacher with a BA: $44,372
    Starting Salary for a 1st year teacher with an MA: $52,270
    Salary Range: $44,372-$86,435
    New hires may also qualify for a $500 'hard to fill' bonus for working in a Special Education position.

    Learn more about living and working in Seattle.

    Contact Us

    General Inquiries:
    Special Education Department


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