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    just something I've been pondering on. at the end of my course I'l have a bachelor of education.
    to work in special education/ needs do you need an extra degree/ certs etc I can't seem to find much of education queenslands website either

    if anyone knows it would be great!

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    The short answer is "yes". You normally need a Master of Ed in Special Ed (then choose your speciality, e.g. Hearing impairment, autism, behavior, general, etc). Some uni's offer a Diploma of Special Ed, but in NSW the policy is that you must hold post grad qualifications, and usually that means you must have a Masters degree. I hope this helps. QLD Ed was involved in a huge court case about 10 years ago in relation to the provision of special education services. The findings and recommendations of that inquiry lead to changes in the requirement for formal, higher-degree qualifications. I no longer work in QLD so I can't say what their current policy is, but this is fairly standard across the rest of Australia.

    Good luck!

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    thankyou I thought that would be the case
    just found it interesting that barely any unis offered anything to do with special education and Ed QLD had nothing on website.

    I did know someone who went into a special school job with a normal Bach due to the high need of teachers so wanted to know

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    hey lovely

    I'm a special ed teacher - so feel free to email me (veve@bubhub.com.au) if you want help with anything ..

    I did a B-ed Special Ed at Griffith University (a while ago now though ..rofl)

    I did do a prac in third year with a teacher who worked in special ed, but only had a main****** (primary ed) degree, she was an AWESOME teacher though, and I learnt heaps through her - so I know once you get your degree that you can move across.

    In QLD the special ed degree (griffith) we did two years with the primary ed degree, then chose our specialisations (HI, II, LD etc) and then our subjects for the next two years focused on them.

    I know that if you have a primary degree you can then look at doing a grad cert in special ed, which will count towards your training

    if I can help at all with anything further, please feel free to email/ PM me

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    your a great help Jen thanks will email you later when on the computer


 

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