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Last Updated: 28 May 2024

Teaching in special education schools

Special Education (SPED) schools provide customised support for students with moderate to severe special educational needs. Learn how to apply to be a teacher in these schools.


The special education (SPED) schools are run by social service agencies and fully funded by the government and community. They provide customised learning support for children with higher support needs. If you have a strong interest to guide these children and youths to achieve their potential in “Living, Learning and Working”, consider becoming a SPED teacher.

As a SPED teacher, you will:

  • Design and customise teaching and learning to support these children and youths in collaboration with their families and community agencies.
  • Grow professionally through training and other learning opportunities so as to grow your craft as a SPED teacher.
  • Partner closely with allied professionals and teacher aides to provide quality educational experiences for students.

How SPED teachers create impact

Available positions

There are 2 positions to choose from:

  • Teacher
  • Teacher aide