A cover letter for a special education teacher should be, well, special. Imagine sending in a standard cover letter for a position where you will be given a chance to transform lives. A generic letter will simply not work!
Owing to the fact that working as a special education teacher poses many challenges, you need to come across as someone who has the capacity to live up to them. You should be able to portray yourself as someone very able, who knows all about special education and how to handle the many trials that accompany this type of education. Of course, you can only do this if you are truly qualified so make sure that you meet all the requirements asked for in an advertisement.
The kind of information that you put in your letter depends on how much your experience is and how well your skills are developed. If you are applying for a first time job, you may want to concentrate on your knowledge – but if you are an experienced individual, you can mention the skills that you developed over the years. You might want to mention your knowledge of developing and implementing individual learning plans and skills in working with other special education professionals.
Two cover letter samples for a special education teacher are given below for your reference:
See also: Special Education Teacher Resume
April 21, 2015
Fairfax Behavioral Health
543 Elias Road
Letart, WV 66772
Dear Ms. Mantis:
Please accept my application for the advertised position of Special Education Teacher with Fairfax Behavioral Health.
My resume briefly outlines 10 years of experience in the field of special education, the most recent of which includes 2 years of “technology-dependent education”. I am presently working as a Special Education Teacher at The Children’s Guild and would now like to extend my expertise to an organization that is working dedicatedly towards integrating children with special needs, into regular society.
I have always been passionate about working with children who need just a little push to get them to come at par with their peers. At my current workplace, I am known for my teaching expertise, enthusiasm, commitment and purpose, which I have displayed in many ways such as:
• Modelling and implementing individually placed lessons
• Integrating technology into special needs programs
• Taking a proactive role as a communicator
• Actively seeking training and education to continuously increase my own knowledge and expertise
Please refer to the enclosed resume for details regrding my accomplishments in the special needs arena. I will contact your office after few days to ask for a mutually agreeable time to meet and discuss this further. Until then, I can be reached on my cell phone at (111) 111-1111.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
776 North-view Lane
Aberdeen, SD 76363
sabrina.titan3 @ email . com
April 21, 2015
Mr. Jerry Awe
6 Valley View Drive
Aberdeen, SD 54545
Dear Mr. Awe:
My love with the children, early childhood education and relevant experience at the SOS Village makes me the perfect contender for a Special Education Teacher position at Rising Sun.
Working with the special children was very demanding yet extremely fulfilling. Children who have special needs and require assistance in leading a near normal life have always fascinated me not as a subject but on humanitarian grounds. I have worked extensively with teachers (and independently) to nurture young minds and bodies so that they can acquire semblance of self worth and to equip them with basic knowledge and skills that lead to a normal life. Moreover, I am proficient in employing mundane procedures to accomplish and able to communicate effectively with them using a variety of media. Over and above, I am well versed in managing time and resources efficiently to bring out desired results in behavior and education.
I am very excited at the prospect of utilizing my skills to bring happiness in the lives of children at Rising Sun. Please refer to the enclosed resume for more information regarding my qualifications and feel free to contact me at (999) 999-9999 for any information that you may require to support my claims here.
Thank you for your time and consideration.