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Special Needs Educator Resume

Each one of us is unique in terms of our learning abilities, grasping power, etc., which significantly vary from other individuals. Besides this, children who are mentally or physically challenged face more difficulties in learning and grasping new things. They need to be taught using different techniques, which calls for special schools and special books and curriculums exclusively designed for them. Teachers teaching in such schools are known as special needs educators or teachers. Besides the basic teaching skills and the skills to work with such challenged children, a well-written special needs educator resume, which succeeds in putting forth the same to the employer, is essential.

The following resume sample will help to understand how one can draft an ideal resume for the said position.

Sarah C. Brown
5874 Bridge Lane
Richmond, VA 12228
Phone: 6548712305

Career Objective:

Impart my knowledge and skills to problematic children who need special guidance and support and help to make them better and successful individuals. Looking for a job wherein I get utmost job satisfaction by nurturing and grooming such children who need support and guidance to live their lives independently.

Career Summary:

Currently working with School for God's Children, VA as a Special Needs Educator. With a total work experience of 3 years, I have helped many such children who need special attention and care to excel in their studies and other activities of life. Active participation in devising new methodologies for teaching, reviewing the syllabus designed for them, etc., have been a part of my job and I have tried to perform every bit of it with utmost dedication.

Professional Experience:

Current Employment Details:

School for God's Children, VA
Designation: Special Needs Teacher
(2012- till date)

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Handle a group of 8 students aged between 10-15 years
  • Conduct regular classes as per the devised schedule
  • Cover the syllabus as per the schedule
  • Give personalized attention and care for each child and bring in variations in the teaching style as per the requirements
  • Come up with interactive teaching ideas that involve fun and play along with learning
  • Take help of audio-visual cues and toys to teach and explain the concepts
  • Inculcate basic values in children such as praying, honesty, moral values, etc.
  • Conduct cultural events that help to promote cultural activities and arts for children
  • Organize sports activities to promote sports


  • Awarded with 'Best Teacher Award' - 2013
  • A student of the class won 'Best Student Award' - 2013
  • Represented the school in Special Needs Educator Staff Cultural Gathering, 2014 and won second prize in a dance competition

Previous Work Experience:

Special Kids Center - Red Cross

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching English and math to children
  • Using pictures, props, toys, etc., to teach various concepts
  • Performing story narration to explain various moral values and ideas
  • Encouraging children towards arts, sports, and other cultural activities
  • Conducting class tests and exams
  • Completing the syllabus as per the schedule and conducting regular evaluation of students
  • Arranging for regular health check ups
  • Organizing outings and picnics for children
  • Organizing seminars that help in the mental growth of children
  • Conducting regular prayers and biblical preaching


  • BA in Sociology - 2008
  • BS in Special Educator Programs - 2011
  • Diploma in Teacher's Assistance - 2012

IT Skills:

Well acquainted with computers and basic Internet operations.

Extra Curricular Activities:

  • Captain of the basketball team in high school (2006 - 2007)
  • Active participation in the cultural activities of the school


  • Won three basketball competitions while playing as a captain
  • Won three prizes for art and singing while pursuing the first bachelor's degree


Willing to relocate to UK


Would be provided on request


Sarah C Brown

The special needs educator resume sample given above puts forth the applicant's qualifications, work experiences, and career objective effectively. The objective varies from person to person and can be materialistic or immaterial. The resume clearly reflects the applicant's passion towards the job, his skills, and dedication towards this field. Summarizing the best of one's academic and professional qualifications is the key to a good resume. Thus, a winning resume is one which portrays the candidate in the best possible manner.

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