Hi All, I’ve recently moved states, and found out that the duties of a special educator can vary hugely. In NJ, I taught special Ed in inclusion and resource rooms, wrote my blurb and goals for the IEPs and did progress reporting on my goals only; I was also called into IEP meetings periodically to speak. There was an entire department called the child study team who were in charge of acting as liaisons: doing evaluations, writing the rest of the IEP, organizing and chairing IEP meetings, working out scheduling, behavior plans and everything else while the student was in our school. Now, I’m teaching in MA, where the special Ed teacher is expected to also act as the liaison and perform all of these duties in addition to teaching a full load of classes. I had no idea it could be this different and I’m so so disappointed and regretting my move because of this, as from my viewpoint I’m doing two full time jobs for one salary. I’d love to know what the duties are for special Ed teachers in other states. Just wish I’d thought to ask here before moving! TIA!