Special Education Consultant

Job Description 

  • Provides services necessary for the identification, diagnostic evaluation and educational programming for children and youth with disabilities 
  • Assists schools in providing quality learning environments that enhance individualized student achievement 
  • Assists teachers with designing special education programs and districts with designing services for children in the least restrictive setting by consultation with general and special education teachers 
  • Supports school improvement and implementation of the Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) structure 
  • Serves as an advocate for all children and youth

Education & Experience 

  • Master’s degree level of professional training in special education or another area of education 
  • Consultant endorsement, which can be obtained during the first two years of employment at Heartland AEA if other criteria are met 
  • Appropriately license/certification from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners 
  • Four years of successful experience, with two of those years in special education 


  • Full-time working 192 days a year: starting salary of $55,783 
  • Full-time with doctorate-level training working 192 days a year: up to $97,369