Transform young lives as a Special Education Teacher 

If you have a genuine passion for delivering a positive impact to the lives of children with special needs, then being a Special Education teacher is the perfect fit.

Children with special needs aged seven years and above may progress to Special Education (SPED) schools to continue their learning journey. As an SPED teacher, you will be responsible for guiding and bridging the learning gaps for your young charges.

Working closely with allied health professionals, social workers, psychologists, families and the community, you will design and develop specialised lesson plans to help your students cope and achieve their learning objectives. Through customised lesson plans and provision of proper guidance and assessment of your students’ performance, you help them reach their fullest potential and enjoy an enhanced quality of life.

Find out more about SPED here. For a comprehensive list of SPED schools, visit here.

Do you have what it takes to be a Special Education Teacher? 

You can immediately kick-start a career as a SPED teacher training if you have any of the following minimum academic qualifications:
  • Five ‘O’ Level passes (including English & Math) and two ‘A’/H2 Level passes and two ‘AO’/H1 Level passes (including General Paper or Knowledge Inquiry) 
  • A recognised local polytechnic diploma or
  • A good overall International Baccalaureate Diploma score
If you are interested in this sector but do not possess the relevant qualifications, you may apply to join SPED schools as an untrained teacher, and, once nominated by the school, pursue a Diploma of Special Education at the National Institute of Education (NIE).

If you have a SPED degree from a foreign accredited tertiary institution, you may be exempted from basic teacher training if you meet the following criteria:
  • possess at least a Bachelor/Master in Special Education or have taken SPED modules during your course of study
  • passed the Practicum Teaching component in SPED
  • have a transcript to show your competence in English if your degree is not conducted in English 

However, please note that these requirements are subject to changes or amendments without notice.

Upon placement into a SPED school, you can look forward to comprehensive and structured training and development programmes, including:
  • In-house training
  • In-house guidance and supervision
  • External courses at training providers such as the Social Service Institute
  • Diploma programmes
Play your part in nurturing young minds and shaping the future – explore SPED positions at our Job Portal.

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