Every interview starts with simple, general questions. Interviewers will either ask you to introduce yourself or they will inquire about your career choice. They do so to get a quick understanding of who you are, why you want to be a teacher and how good your communication skills are.
Good answer should fulfill several criteria:
- You should look into the future, not in the past. Saying that you apply for this job because you graduated from the field of special education is not a good answer. It indicates a must, not a desire.
- You should show right motives and understanding for the job. Good applicants does not talk about money and benefits, but about meaningful purpose of a teaching job.
- Good answer is a short one. This is just a start of an interview, a warm-up question. So do not talk two minutes about your career choice. Be clear, speak to the point and start with enthusiasm.
I was always looking for a job in which one can find meaningful purpose, be useful for the others. Teaching was my choice and it continues to be. I decided for sphere of special need education as I feel for these students greatly.
I have good predispositions, I taught my classmates a lot and was good at it. On the top of that I have a good feeling from teaching and simply I can’t imagine myself having any other job.
I have a child with generic disorder, so it is mostly for personal reasons. I started as an elementary teacher but after my child was born, I realized that special education is the field to do. I have a great belief that if taught the right way, special need children can find their place in society and their abilities can improve.