How to become a Special Education Teacher in India

Would you like to know how to become a Special Education Teacher? Read this article to know more details about it and know the difference between General Education Teachers and Special Education Teachers in general.

Special Education Teachers need special certification associated with a Bachelor's Degree for a particular subject or Higher Secondary passed, besides TGT (Trained Graduate Teacher) or PGT (Post Graduate Teacher) passed out to qualify it.

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If you are one of them who would like to become a Special Education Teacher in the future, then you may try and get an extra privilege from the job compared to the General Education Teacher post.

Differences between General Education Teachers vs Special Education Teachers

Though Special Education Teachers have qualified additionally, they may or may not earn more money than General Education Teachers in few institutes or different regions or countries despite the vacancy for this post is less compare to General Education Teachers.

Special Education Teachers are having an additional qualification or certification or expertise in a particular subject or group teaching profession when compared to General Education Teachers' dedication for a certain class and subjects. Special Education Teachers have additional benefits and perks for sure currently, or in near future. There is less competition for the post as well.

Special Education Teachers may face extra issues in handling many different students for teaching them to understand the curriculum that may not be solved by the general education teachers, in case it arises.

Who can become a Special Education Teacher?

Any General Teacher who would further try to study and get the certified courses in the relevant field to handle a different subject or disability pupil can become a special education teacher, as also any Teacher who is trying for a relevant additional certification course.

Others who can apply are Higher Secondary Passed + TGT or PGT candidates with additional special certification course completed, or, Any Undergraduate or Post Graduate passed + TGT or PGT qualified with special certification course completed one.

There are a few advantages and disadvantages from the subject post as well, which are discussed below.
Advantages of beocming a Special Education Teachers:
  • Creativity and different ways of presentation of teaching

  • Rewarding career for sure

  • Passion for lifelong learning

  • Less competition

  • Special recognition

Disadvantages of becoming a Special Education Teachers:
  • Less job openings

  • Chances of highest attrition rates when compare against the general education teachers

  • Possible for lack of support in institutes or students

  • Challenging student behaviors

  • Sometime needs to additionally teach the students with disabilities

  • Sometime endless hours on work

  • May feel like an isolation team or class

  • Excessive paperwork

  • Sometime legal requirements and deadlines

  • Possible of less recognition despite hard works done.

Special Education Teacher's courses in India The National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (Divyangjan), (Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India). Accredited by NAAC offer courses in this field.

Courses offered (Recognition & Affiliation by)
  1. Diploma in Special Education (Cerebral Palsy) (RCI)

  2. Diploma in Special Education (Deafblind) (RCI)

  3. Diploma in Special Education (Autism Spectrum Disorder) (RCI)

  4. Diploma in Special Education (Multiple Disabilities) (RCI)

  5. BPT (Affiliated by Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical RCI)

  6. B.Ed-Special Education (Multiple Disabilities) (RCI & Tamil Nadu Teacher Education University)

  7. B.Ed-Special Education (ASD) (RCI & Tamil Nadu Teacher Education University)

  8. B.Ed-Special Education (DB) (RCI & Tamil Nadu Teacher Education University)

  9. M.Ed-Special Education (Multiple Disabilities) (RCI & Tamil Nadu Teacher Education University)

  10. M.Ed-Special Education (ASD)(RCI & Tamil Nadu Teacher Education University)

  11. Post Graduate Diploma in Developmental Therapy:Multiple Disabilities (Physical & Neurological) (PGDDT)(RCI & University of Madras)

  12. Post Graduate Diploma in Early Intervention (PGDEI) (RCI & University of Madras)

  13. M.Phil (Clinical Psychology)(RCI & University of Madras)

  14. CCCG(A Level) - NT (NIEPMD & National Trust)

  15. CCCG(B Level) - NT (NIEPMD & National Trust).

Know more about the Special Education Teacher's courses-
B.Ed Special Education (Mental Retardation)
M.Ed Special Education (Hearing Impairment)
Diploma Special Education (Autism Spec. Disorders).

Likewise, there are many courses for SET (Special Education Teachers) in various states across India offered by the Dept. of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India). Accredited by NAAC., and other foreign countries like USA, UK, Europe and Australia etc. Interested candidates can try one of these to serve better.

Article by Hafeezur Rahman
Hafeezur Rahman has joined ISC in 2009 and he is a Job Editor at ISC since 2010, he also a Blogger. Hafeez continue to contribute in various sections of ISC and its sister sites like Techulator, NewRecruitments & Goaspider etc. He is a renowned feature writer & social enthusiast. He loves to write in a simple manner and share his visionary write-ups with the readers on the topics related to his field of interests and different niche. All his write-ups have been popularly read & shared by global readers.

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