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Enhancing the Professional Status of Special Educators in Australia

Peer Assessment to Certify Special Educators

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Enhancing Employment Opportunities

Institute of Special Educators

The Institute of Special Educators has been established to enhance the status of Special Educators. Our aim is to improve the quality of special education in Australia, including special education for infants and young children, children and young adults in school programs, adults in tertiary education, job support programs, post school activity programs and other services designed to improve quality of life.

Need for Recognition

For too long Special Educators in Australia have been disadvantaged because, unlike groups such as therapists and psychologists, they have not been recognised as a “profession”.

InSpEd has been established to address this failing and will do so primarily by recognising the approved qualifications and experiences of Special Educators, providing qualified applicants with “certification” and ensuring that members maintain their professional knowledge and skills through InSpEd endorsed ongoing professional learning.

Meet our InSpEd Members

Megan Cooper
Certified Special Educator

Megan’s extensive experience with children with additional needs has led her to develop a strong belief that these children learn better in inclusive settings. Her professional background is diverse and includes program development for young children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Egyptian orphanages, and the implementation of a pilot MultiLit literacy program for indigenous children in Cape York.
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Thank you to our Supporters

InSpEd Supporters, Banter Group
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