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Sample Education Consultant Cover Letter

Special Education Cover Letter Example and Writing Tips

Are you writing a cover letter for a special education job? Review these tips for what to include, a sample special education cover letter, as well as advice on how to write an interview-winning cover letter.

The key to writing a great cover letter is to personalize it. Your letter should be written specifically to someone, if you can find a contact person, and should be an introduction of yourself as a special education teacher to the school where you want to work.

How to Find a Contact Person

Step one, try to find out who will be conducting the interview or leading the interview team.  You may be able to find their name in the contact information within the job listing, or maybe you will need to make a phone call to the school. 

Addressing a person by name in your letter’s greeting and not using a generic term like “To Whom It May Concern" will show it was written specifically for them. 

If you can't locate a contact person, here are other options for addressing your cover letter.

What to Include in Your Cover Letter

  • Use the first paragraph to mention the school district, the specific position you are applying for, and highlight a reason or two why you would be the ideal candidate. 
  • The second paragraph is where you can mention where you went to school, your previous experience, and skills that make you stand out from the other teachers applying for the job. 
  • Within the third paragraph, you can talk a little about your character.  Express what kind of team member you will be with the other faculty, how you work with students as individuals and how you plan to communicate with the student’s families. 
  • Close your letter with an upbeat, positive tone.  Express your readiness to speak to them either over the phone or in a face to face interview. Be sure to thank them for taking the time to review your resume and considering you for the position.

Special Education Teacher Cover Letter

Here's an example of a cover letter for a special education teacher.
Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email


Contact Name
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Firstname Lastname,

I would like to express my strong interest in your special education teacher job opening. My former coworker and your current media specialist, Jane Doe, alerted me to the opening, believing that I am an ideal candidate for the position. My extensive experience in special education and curriculum development would make me a strong special education teacher at XYZ Middle School.

I have been working in special education for over ten years. I have taught diverse groups of students with ADD/ADHD, autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, learning disabilities, speech impairments, and non compliant behavior. My skills in differentiated instruction, assistive technology, and multi-sensory lesson planning allow me to meet the needs of every student.

My years of experience have taught me the value of patience and encouragement in the special education classroom. I work closely with each student, providing the individualized support and praise they require.

I also make sure to stay connected with family members and any specialists involved, to encourage the success of each student, both in and outside of the classroom. I’ve truly appreciated and learned from every child and every family I have worked with; I cannot imagine having any other job.

I welcome the opportunity to speak with you to discuss how my extensive experience and skills would contribute to XYZ Middle School. I have attached my resume and the requested references; I will call you next week to arrange a time to speak together. Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Name

Related: Special Education Resume Example

Sending an Email Cover Letter

If you're sending your cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message:

Subject: Special Education Position - Your Name

Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information. Start your email message with the salutation. 

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Sample cover letter for Internship position at UNICEF





From: Macaty FALL,



OBJECT: applying for the position of Education Specialist, P 3” Bamako, Mali

References: I-VN-2015-001830 Position #:00085174

DATE: 10.08.2015

To Whom it may concern

My name is Macaty FALL and I am currently Education specialist for UNICEF Senegal Country Office and would like to apply for the position of Education Specialist, P 3” Bamako,Mali.

Considering the job description, responsibilities and qualifications required for this position, I know that I have the professional ability and technical capacity to submit my application and to hold this position with your satisfaction.

I am aware of our three following priority themes("3Es"): :

-"Equal access and universal primary completion",

-"Empowerment through girls' education and gender mainstreaming",

-"Emergencies and post-crisis education cluster interventions")

They are in link with our four key priorities in UNICEF Strataegic Plan 2014-2017:

- Learning outcomes,

- Early learning,

- Equity and

- The emergency education

Firstly as a Deputy Administrator of Programmes at the Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), based in Senegal, I'm used to dealing with issues related to inequalities in the field of education, especially in times of crisis, minimum standards for Education, enrolment and retention of girls, access to water, the protection and availability of mechanisms of reduction of disparities and monitoring .In this way, I used to develop new and innovative approaches to struggle against gender disparities, inequalities and equity issues afterSituational Analysis and “bottlenecks analysis” . I was in charge of Education in Mali from 2003 to 2010 with frequent fields visits and meetings with others financial and technical partners.

Before this position, I was also Technical adviser successively of three Ministers of Basic Education and vocational training for Senegalese Government.

Concerning UNICEF functions, I am familiar with rights based projects, formulation of programmes goals, strategies for gender mainstreaming Dev info and EDS MICS approach and recently with MORES. Senegal was early starter country of MORES.

I also provide technical support to Programme Components to ensure the availability of useful, valid and reliable reports and programme performance indicators for Education sector. Each year since twelve years I attend to annual sector review and fields visit in Senegal and others West African countries.

Further ‘more I used to collaborate with other bilateral and multilateral partners,Governement,civil society in the four core partnership in Education: Education for All(EFA),Global Partnership in Education(ex Fast Track Initiative),United Nations Girls Education Initiative(UNGEI) and Education Cluster for Education in Emergency. I am able to promote advocacy and policy dialogue, leveraging the strength of UNICEF mission, goals and programs, to translate strategic directions into plans and objectives and to identify urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly.

That is why, I think modestly, I gained a strong background in design, planning, implementation, management, monitoring, and evaluation of educational development programmes and capacity building projects, human security, Equity and Education in Emergencies (EiE), during twenty four (24) years including twelve years(12) at international level, which could help me to achieve key expected results and additional results.

Moreover, I have a proven ability in strategic and operational planning, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, leadership, negotiation, representation, networking and communication at grassroots, local, national and international levels.

During my career, I had always developed network stakeholders, mainly with Government authorities and NGO partners and several opportunities to identify, strengthen, and sustain strong relationships with key decisions-makers and civil society organizations

Best regards

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