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Make a positive impact and maximise the potential of children. Provide the education they need to lead meaningful lives with dignity and independence.

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Special Education

The Special Education schools provide customised and well-developed support for students with moderate to severe special educational needs. These schools serve students between the ages of 7 and 18 (or up to 21 for students pursuing national academic or vocational certification). As a Special Education Teacher, you will guide these students to work towards maximising their potential to lead independent and meaningful lives. 

 

 

Key Responsibilities

As a Special Education Teacher, you will:
  • Design and customise teaching and learning to support these children and youths in collaboration with their families and community agencies.
  • Receive training and grow in your craft as a SPED teacher.
  • Work closely with allied professionals and teacher aides to provide quality educational experiences for students.

Education Requirements

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Special Education Teacher (Trained) • Diploma in Special Education (DISE) offered by the National Institute of Education (NIE)
 


 
 

Visit the MOE website for more information, including professional development and career tracks for Special Education Teachers:  https://www.moe.gov.sg/careers/become-teachers/sped-teacher/professional-development

 
 
Special Education Teacher (Untrained)

Local A-Level or diploma

• GCE A-Level certificate.

• Polytechnic diploma

• Diploma from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)

• International Baccalaueate (IB) diploma

• Any other equivalent or relee


International Special Education Qualifications

• Bachelor's or Masters degree in special education (SPED)


• Training practicum at a special education school as part of your studies

• Transcript showing special education teaching practicum and English Language competence. If your degree was not conducted in English.

   
Special Education Teacher Assistant • Local Diploma or: 

• Two 'A'/H2 Level passes and two 'AO'/H1 Level passes (including General Paper or KI) or:

• An international Baccalaureate Diploma

 
 
Job Coach • Minimum 'O' Levels 

• With prior experience as a vocational coach in the social service sector
• Autism Resource Centre’s Certificate in Autism (Job Coaching) - Certification program is only for those working with individuals with autism. 

• SSI’s Advanced Certificate in Supported Employment (ACSE) – programme is meant for in-service professionals who work as disability training officers and coaches.

• SSI’s Diploma of Community Services - programme is meant for in-service professionals who work as disability training officers and coaches.
Prior experience in vocational training preferred.

 

Information as of February 2018. Job titles may vary across agencies.
 

Career Progression

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Possible Workplaces

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  • Special Education Schools

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Professional Conversion Programme

This programme equips you with the skills and knowledge to become a qualified social service professional in social work, physiotherapy, speech-language therapy, or as an Early Intervention teacher.

Learn More

Scholarship and Awards

Scholarships and awards are available through NCSS to outstanding individuals with strong leadership qualities, passion and a commitment to work in the social service sector.

Learn More

Tribe Experience for Students

Explore ways to experience how it is like working in social service alongside like-minded professionals

Learn More

Training and Development

Whether you’re in social service, a new entrant or mid-careerist, training programmes are available to equip you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the social service sector.

Learn More

Volunteering Opportunities

Gain exposure to social service, and start acquiring the skills to work effectively with people who have different needs and abilities.

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