Man is prepared for all possible interview questionsHow to get a job in a special education interview? First of all, you need to have a qualification. And secondly, it is about demonstrating the right attitude to the job, and giving good answers to the questions of the hiring committee.

While we can’t help you with your attitude, we will try to show you how to at least the questions you can expect to deal with in your interview.


Personal questions and your motivation

To work with children with special needs is a rewarding job, but also a challenging task. The interviewers will ask you questions about your motivation and goals, trying to understand your readiness for the job, and your motivation–whether you will enjoy doing the job for a long time, or will burn out quickly.

  • What motivates you to become a teacher?
  • Why special needs? Do you have any reason for your preferences?
  • What do you want to accomplish on this position?
  • Do you have experience with special needs children?
  • What do you consider the most difficult aspect of this job?
  • What is your opinion on inclusion and segregation?

Behavioral questions

Asking about certain work related situations, the interviewers try to see how you would act in your daily job, and if you know what to do. In an ideal case, your answers should correspond with the philosophy of their educational institution.

  • Special needs students can easily lose their motivation to study. How would you motivate them in the class?
  • If we came to the classroom in the middle of your math lesson, what would we see?
  • Teaching is a demanding job. How do you plan to handle the pressure?
  • Imagine there was a conflict between two students, one of them disabled. How would you approach such a situation?
  • How do you teach and encourage socially acceptable behavior from your students?
  • One of your pupil has down syndrome. Some children from the class are making fun of him, but he does not realize that. What would you do in such a situation?


Technical questions

Once they tested your motivation, and your attitude to various work related situations, they will inquire about technical aspects of the job.

  • What teaching methods do you prefer and why? What teaching methods would you not apply with a special need student?
  • Have you ever written an individual education plan?
  • What games would you play with your students?
  • How are you going to ensure that each student feels engaged and a part of a class?
  • Are there any other staff members you plan to co-operate with when progressing with your special needs pupils?


Answers to the questions

If you want to see good answers to these questions, as well as interesting interview tips, you can check, a website that specializes only in special edu. interviews.

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