As I continue my job search, the only special ed positions available so far are at special education programs/schools. One school is a k-8 school and the other is a program within a high school. My special education experience so far has been co-teaching and self-contained Academic Support class for high school, and then a mix of push-in and pull-out groups in elementary school. I definitely don't like co-teaching and absolutely don't like my Academic Support class which has 10-15 special ed students. The academic support class is supposed to be where a special education teacher can meet with one student at a time to work on specific goals but it always (for every sped teacher I've talked to) ends up being an out-of-control study hall where I spend over a hour trying to get them all to do school work. Co-teaching is a style of teaching that just doesn't match my personality or the way I'd like to teach. At first, I immediately scrolled past the therapeutic/behavioral/specialized programs because they're very different from what I've done. Now, however, I'm really considering them. I would rather have a smaller caseload(assuming I would have a smaller caseload) of high-needs students than a caseload of 17 with varying needs. I'm hoping that someone on here teaches at a highly specialized/behavioral/therapeutic special education school/program could share some light here. What is your day-to-day like?