A special education aide (also known as Paraprofessional) is accountable for supporting and assisting the lead teacher and students. They make sure that 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, arranges 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.

Below is a good sample resume for this position which will assist you make 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]


Performance Summary
6+ years’ progressive experience working with physically and intellectually disabled children. Proficient in assisting teachers with varied activities, carrying out instructional programs based on the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and preparing instructional materials and reports for lead teacher. A friendly and outgoing individual who works collaboratively for development and well being of students.

Professional Skills
• Demonstrated ability to observe, record, and chart student behaviors
• Competent in supervising and assisting students in the toilet, and on and off of the school buses
• 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 feeding and 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

First Aid and CPR Certified

Non-Violent Crisis involvement Training

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

“I am flexible, dependable and punctual individual who maintain effective working relationships with students, teachers and parents.”