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Special education teachers to see up to 12% pay hike

By 2026, the monthly salary of SPED teachers will range from $3,000 to over $7,000.

Teachers in special education (SPED) schools will receive salary increases starting this year, the Minister of Education (MOE) announced.

Between 2024 and 2026, SPED classroom teachers may receive a salary hike of up to 12%.

Meanwhile, teacher aides (TAs) could see an increase of up to 15%. 

By 2026, monthly salaries for SPED classroom teachers and TAs will range from $3,000 to over $7,000 and $2,000 to over $4,000, respectively.

Starting this year, the MOE will also raise the starting salaries for SPED classroom teachers and TAs by up to 15% and 17%, respectively. 

Starting salaries will vary based on experience and skills. SPED classroom teachers can receive up to $3,600 per month before undergoing Diploma in Special Education training, whilst TAs can receive up to $2,100 monthly.

Meanwhile, the MOM will also reduce fees for nine SPED schools by up to 60%, benefiting around 3,500 students.

The maximum monthly fees for Singaporean students will decrease from $150 to $90 by mid-2025.

According to the ministry, around 50% of SPED school students pay fees comparable to mainstream school students. 

Additionally, the government will offer more education leadership courses for professional development, with targeted resources provided to SPED schools for planning and implementing learning opportunities.

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