Special Education Teacher Cover Letter Sample

Review this special education teacher cover letter sample which includes all the right sections and information that should be included in any strong cover letter. This example special ed cover letter will help give you ideas if you are writing a special education teacher, resource teacher, teacher's aide, or paraprofessional application letter.

The letter of introduction is addressed properly, contains up-to-date contact information, and matches the resume. These are all integral to creating a strong letter of intent. A cover letter should include both your and the school's contact details as well as the person's name you are addressing the cover letter to. In this case, Aurora's contact details are in the header. A cover letter then needs to include the date, followed by the addressee's contact details. It's also important to find out the name of the person you are contacting so you can properly address them.

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In the first paragraph of this special education teacher cover letter, we start out listing Aurora's credentials and years of experience, which lets the reader know she is qualified. By beginning a cover letter in this way, a school knows right off the bat that she has the right credentials and experience that they are looking for. They will then want to read on to find out what other skills and experience she can bring to the school.

The letter continues in the second paragraph to describe the types of students she has taught, as well as her biggest strengths as an special education teacher. The letter really shows she has worked with a diverse group of students, which is very important to special education. It also mentions her capability to facilitate all learning styles and develop multisensory lesson plans to meet the children's needs.

At the end of this cover letter for special education teacher, Aurora prompts the hiring administrator to offer her an interview by stating, "I look forward to hearing from you soon". It's important to end a cover letter in this way or by stating you will follow up with them at a specific time.

This special education instructor cover letter sample complements its counterpart — the resume — by using the same layout, font, and format, and reinforcing Aurora's proven skills and talents. The reader is sure to take a second look at the job candidate's resume and cover letter, and offer her a teaching job interview!

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Special Education Teacher Cover Letter Sample

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Aurora P. Smith
123 Buckworth Lane ~ Hollywood, CA 90066 ~ aurorapsmith8799@hotmail.com
Home: (341) 555-1492 ~ Cell: (341) 555-7009


Dr. David Thompson, Superintendent
ABC School District
1000 33rd Street South
Los Angeles, CA 90000

Dear Dr. Thompson:

My resume is enclosed for your consideration. I am interested in Special Education teaching opportunities with the ABC School District. My credentials include a Master's Degree in Special Education, a Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Science, a California Teaching Certification (Special Education Credential), and seven years of direct instructional experience.

The resume will highlight my commitment to children, showcase my expertise in differentiating instruction, and demonstrate my communication and leadership skills. Being a highly adaptable and versatile educator, I have enjoyed the opportunity to teach a diverse group of children, including those with ADD/ADHD, autism, Asperger's Syndrome, speech impairments, noncompliant behavior, learning disabilities, and physical challenges. These experiences have helped me blossom into a well-rounded and compassionate individual, who takes each student's unique goals, needs, and interests into account, and creates effective lesson plans and activities to accommodate them.

My greatest capability is facilitating all styles of learners. I develop multi-sensory lesson plans to meet the needs of auditory, visual, tactile, and kinesthetic learners. I also incorporate various forms of technology, learning centers, manipulatives, group work, and thematic units to teach new concepts and materials. Furthermore, I make certain that each child receives individualized praise and encouragement, ensuring that he/she remains motivated and does not become frustrated or quit.

I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss how my extensive experience and skills would benefit your academic program. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.




Aurora P. Smith


"Ms. Smith has a unique gift for helping students with special needs.
She knows how to get through to the most difficult of students and spark their interest and imagination."
- Maria Cortez, Mount Forrest Elementary School

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