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Sample Special Education Interview Questions 

  • Define the meaning of “teamwork” in the special education field.
  • What areas of special education are you most interested in and why?
  • How would you utilize and assess a paraprofessional effectively in the classroom?
  • How do you insure that your teaching skills and special education knowledge are both kept up to date?
  • How do you motivate a reluctant learner?
  • How do you personally feel students learn?
  • What do you believe are the three major challenges facing special education today?
  • Describe the main points of an IEP.
  • How would you manage paperwork and documentation demands while teaching, including recording the information necessary for each student’s IEP, evaluation report and NOREP?
  • How will you respond to individuals who might be negative or discouraging within your job, for example a regular classroom teacher who does not follow the IEP guidelines for a particular student?
  • A general education teacher is concerned that a child with an IEP does not belong in her classroom due to behavior problems. How do you respond?
  • How do you integrate technology into your teaching? Have you had any experience with specific technology to support the needs of special education students?
  • Describe how you would determine and provide the appropriate individualized instruction to students with disabilities.
  • What materials have you found most effective when teaching special needs students?
  • What do you do to support and challenge students with exceptional abilities?
  • What special skills, talents, or knowledge will you bring to our school?
  • How do you feel about noise in the classroom? How do you handle noise in the classroom?
  • You witness a student bullying another student in the hallway.  How would you respond?
  • What is your philosophy on inclusion verses segregated special needs classrooms?

 

 

  

  

 

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