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Your profession: Teacher for special needs education (m/f)

Professional activities

Teachers for special needs education educate, encourage and support people of all ages who live in impaired circumstances and with disabilities. These include children, young people and young adults with mental, sensory and multiple disabilities or chronic diseases and children and young people exhibiting emotional and behavioural difficulties. They deploy appropriate educational and treatment measures to support existing abilities and to prevent disability and social exclusion.

Fields of work

Possible places or areas of employment for teachers for special needs education include the following,

  • Residential and care homes
  • Day centres for people with disabilities
  • Institutions for children and young people
  • Clinics and treatment centres
  • Group practices
  • Nursery schools, child daycare centres and integrative institutions
  • Institutes of higher education
  • Public administration
The professional profiles are based on information from berufenet at the Federal Employment Agency and BIBB (Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training).