2019 marks the year all Singaporean children of the appropriate age are required to attend school, including children with learning disabilities and other special needs. Prior to this, children with special needs were exempt, with many attending special education schools (SPED) run by voluntary welfare organisations or enrolled in private institutions.
Even with this move, the wait list for schools remain long. As schools and institutes move to increase capacity, demand for experience, leadership, and management become apparent.
If you have been working for years as an educator for special needs children, you have seen and understand how necessary and important it is for children with special needs to be attending school with their peers. You also see how important all your efforts are, big and small, in helping to guide and educate the children under your care.
You understand the challenges required, and maybe even helped implement unique intervention and lesson plans best suited to help your students gain the confidence and skills they will need in society.
What is in store for your future?
With all that valuable experience, you can apply your skills in a new way. Future educators, caretakers, and parents are ready and waiting to learn from an educator with real life experiences and case studies. You can pass on your knowledge to enrich them with what you know works and what doesn’t work.
Attaining your Master of Education (Special Education) will allow you to help chart the way forward in the field of special education, whether you are dealing with funding, staffing issues, or developing effective curriculum and policies.
- It will allow you to teach at the college level as an adjunct professor, teaching the teachers of the future. These future teachers will go on to teach special needs children, fully empowered with the knowledge you provided.
- It will allow you to multiply your reach and effectiveness as an educator.
- It will open the door to taking on a leadership position as a principal, allowing you responsibility for training and leading educators as well as influence the curriculum, discipline, and culture of the school.
This and other opportunities open up upon attaining the Master of Education (Special Education).
The Master of Education (Special Education) is conducted in Singapore by Edith Cowan University (ECU), one of the largest universities in Western Australia and ranked the top public university in Australia for student experience (2017-2018 QUILT survey).
Programmes are developed with industry groups with a strong focus on graduate’s employability skills, and contextualised to suit the workplace experience.
This highly recognised Master of Education (Special Education) programme is a compelling next step in your career potential, and can be fast-tracked to completion in a year.
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