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Education enhances the life of every learner
As a teacher working in special education, your knowledge, skills and creative talents will focus on the capabilities, interests and learning styles of individual students. You'll be a learning specialist, teaching students with diverse needs in typical primary and secondary schools, and also in other settings such as special schools and education units. As a Griffith graduate in the field, your credentials will give you high standing and the advantage of exceptional employment opportunities at both primary and secondary school levels. In fact it's one of the few teaching areas with a 95 per cent employment rate of graduates over the last five years.
Study special needs education at Griffith
Our teachers are in high demand.
Griffith’s special and inclusive education degrees are benchmarks in Australia within this specialist teaching area. Final year students are often offered positions even before they officially graduate.
Working with people who have emotional or physical disabilities or learning problems, special education teachers require deep compassion and enormous patience. Your professional skills will be valued and appreciated by the community and bring you into contact with people of all ages.
Studying at Griffith, you’ll acquire the knowledge and experience to promote rich educational opportunities for all special needs students in a range of settings. You’ll learn how to achieve maximum learning outcomes for them, develop their positive communication skills, and build resilience through a supportive and inclusive classroom.
With the Graduate Certificate in Special Needs Education, you’ll develop special education skills at an advanced level and acquire an understanding of the general principles and practices of educating students with special needs.
ACHPER QLD Pre-Service Teacher Award winner for 2020.
“Griffith has an immersive, real-world focus and it also offers opportunities to grow beyond the degree through programs like the Griffith Honours College. I’m leaving Griffith with a degree, but also a network of colleagues and mentors that will continue to shape my identity for years to come.”
Qualifications that make a difference in children's lives
Griffith University has the highest education graduate success rates in Australia
Our graduates are in demand and your special education degree will qualify you to teach your chosen subjects in the independent, Catholic and state education systems in Queensland as well as overseas. You could choose to follow a different path and find satisfying employment opportunities in:
- Training settings in industry and government
- Environmental education
- Adult health education
- Student counselling
- Educational research
- Education policy
- Curriculum development
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