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Special Education

The Special Education Teacher works with children aged 7 and above that have moderate to severe special educational needs. As a Special Education Teacher, you ensure the holistic development of your students and help them unleash their full potential, by enabling each student to be independent, self-supporting and contributing members of society.

 

 

Key Responsibilities

The Special Education Teacher designs customised curricula and deliver programmes lessons, and activities adapted to the students’ abilities and needs.
  • Employ appropriate educational strategies and techniques to ensure the holistic development of each student.
  • Develop and implement personalised curricula for each student, according to their age, abilities, and needs.
  • Administer various forms of assessment to evaluate each student's progress.
  • Engage and work closely with parents and the school community to help every student reach their full potential.

Education Requirements

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Special Education Teacher (Trained) • Diploma in Special Education (DISE at NIE)

• All registered teachers are required to attend the DISE


 
NIE - Diploma in Special Education (DISE)  
Special Education Teacher (Untrained) Local Academic Qualification

• 2 ‘A’ /H2 Level passes and 2 ‘AO’ /H1 Level passes (including General  Paper or Knowledge Inquiry) ; or

• Recognised full-time Diploma from: Local Polytechnics or Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) or  LASALLE College of the Arts; or


• Good overall International Baccalaureate Diploma score

Foreign Academic Qualification

• Bachelor / Master in Special Education (SPED) or have taken SPED modules during their course of study and


• Course of study should include Practicum Teaching component in SPED and

• Transcript to show competence in English if degree is not conducted in English.
• Temasek Polytechnic’s Diploma in Early Childhood Studies
 
• Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Diploma in Child Psychology & Early Education
• Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Diploma in Early Childhood Education
 
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
• SSI’s Certificate in Education Studies (Special Education)

• Professional Conversion Programme available for Special Education Apprentice Teacher.
 
 
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
  • Day Activity Centres

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Here's how you can get started

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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