As a self-contained teacher (aka special class provider) you might...
- Teach a ratio as small as six students to one teacher and one paraprofessional for those with very high needs to 12 or 15 students in elementary/middle and high school respectively with one teacher.
- Special Class (SC) services are provided in a self-contained classroom. All of the children in the class have IEPs with needs that cannot be met in a general education classroom.
- In elementary and middle school, special classes have up to 12 students. In high school, special classes have up to 15 students. The students in the class are within a three-year age range and have similar educational needs.
Note that this information was found on the UFT website here.
*Note that candidates who are pursuing certification in Students with Disabilities Generalist are not eligible to take self-contained positions as per a new New York State Education Department regulation which can be found here.