Teacher for Handicapped Children

Special Educator

Minimum D.Ed. Special Education

Not required

The tasks a Teacher, Handicapped Children is expected to perform include:

Teaching handicapped pupils in elementary, middle and secondary grades

Evaluating pupils abilities in order to determine training programme that will result in maximum progress

Observing pupils to determine physical limitations, and planning academic and recreational programmes to meet individual needs

Devising instructional materials, methods and aids to assist in rehabilitation process

Planning and organizing extra-curricular programme

Teaching pupils in hospitals

Ability to patiently handle a class of handicapped children

Ability to understand the basic needs and problems of students with special needs

Knowledge of various activities that can be conducted for handicapped children

Skilled in devising and deriving methods to rehabilitate a pupil

Skilled in assessing progress of a student and reporting it to the parents/guardian

Ability to work conjointly with student and parents in order to achieve the best result

Not applicable

Coherent speech

Disciplined and emotionally stable

Good sense of humour


Positive attitude


Cheerful and friendly temperament

Very caring nature


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Schools usually work for 5/6 days a week and 7/8 hours everyday. This may vary from school to school

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, vocal stress, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 22,000 to INR 25,000 per month

For candidates with experience - INR 25,000 to INR 30,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Education, Training & Research in India

According to IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. The RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018 expects the distance education market in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 34 per cent during 2013-14 to 2017-18.

The Government of India has made education of children with disabilities as an integral part of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). Children with disabilities are identified and enrolled in general schools to study along with non-disabled children. While general teachers are oriented to the educational needs of these children too, special teachers are appointed at the block levels to work with general classroom teachers and children with disabilities to ensure quality in services. These special teachers should have skills in teaching academic subjects and also in adapting curricular instruction for children with disabilities. Therefore, a career as a Teacher, Handicapped Children offers many opportunities in India.

Government and private schools

Special centres and institutes


Cities and towns across India