A special education aide (also known as Paraprofessional) is accountable for supporting and assisting the lead teacher and students. These professionals lend a hand with the educator and make sure the lessons are taught accurately as they were designed. If any of the students do not recognize the lesson or action, a Special Education teacher’s aide assists them and gives extra coaching.

A special education aide also helps in collection of materials, arrange them and provides them to the students for the period of the lesson plan. S/he might also be liable for using body language at the same time as the teacher is speaking, if there are deaf students in the classroom. A special education aide also helps the students with activities they might not be capable to do for themselves, for example using the bathroom, or washing their hands.

A well-formatted resume for Special Education Aide will instantly grab the attention of a prospective employer and will increase the chances of your selection. Below is a good sample resume for this position which will assist you making your own resume. Also see this Special Education Aide Cover Letter or this paraprofessional cover letter to make a perfect job application.


Special Education Aide Resume Sample


John Smith

21 Example Street ✦ Houston, TX 98777
(999) 999-7777 ✦ [Email Address]

OBJECTIVE: Seeking a position as a Special Education Aide at the Houston City School utilizing in-depth knowledge of managing activities of special needs children and assisting senior teachers in their daily tasks.

• 6+ years’ experience working with physically and intellectually disabled children
• First Aid and CPR Certified
• Non-Violent Crisis involvement Training

• Well-versed in maintaining records and charting student progress
• Knowledge of using general office equipment and machines
• Skilled in MS Office Suite
• Track record of assisting children with daily life skills


School for Special Children, Houston, TX | May 2008 – Present

Special Education Aide
• Support the teacher in preparing instructional materials and classroom displays
• Help students with physical or behavioral disabilities; move to and from wheelchairs, lifting, or positioning
• Help students with physical care; feeding, toileting, and individual hygiene
• Maintain a tidy and arranged classroom
• Manage record, care, and preservation of equipment
• Handle secretarial records and preparing requisite reports
• Provide compass reading and assistance to substitute teachers
• Work with individual students or little groups to build up skills and conduct instructional exercises allocate by the teacher
• Supervise students throughout the day; lunchroom, bus duty, and playground
• Inform lead teacher of any particular needs or problems of students

Adams Community School, Houston, TX | July 2007 – May 2008

• Oversaw arrival and departure of students
• Monitored students in the dining hall, restroom, hallway, playground, field trips, school assemblies, and particular events, at snack, nap time, and before and after school
• Provided ongoing support to the special education teacher
• Supervised students independently and in small groups
• Prepared a weekly agenda with the help of the teacher
• Amassed materials, programs, and equipment before the arrival of the students
• Assisted teacher with official statement boards, repetition of materials and grading tests
• Prepared student charts, work folders, and other secretarial duties as assigned by the educator


Houston City College, Houston, TX – 2005
Associate’s Degree in Education
Major: Special Education

Texas Educational Aide Certificate – 2008

• Exceptionally capability of managing children with different kinds of disabilities
• Bilingual: English and Spanish
• Able to maintain emotional control under stress