Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

OFO No: 235202


What is a Teacher of the Hearing Impaired?

A Teacher of the Hearing Impaired teaches learners who are living with a hearing disability. This disability can range from being partially deaf to completely deaf.

A Teacher of the Hearing Impaired is responsible for the academic, social, emotional, physical and intellectual wholeness of all the learners in their class.

What does a Teacher of the Hearing Impaired do?

  • assesses the learner’s abilities and limitations
  • designs school curriculum to suit the learners
  • prepares lessons with regard to the learners needs and capabilities
  • teaches individuals or groups of learners using special techniques
  • enforces discipline
  • stimulates learners
  • encourages learners
  • liaising with staff members, parents etc
  • preparing and maintaining student records

Are you . . . ?

  • patient and caring?
  • a person who loves children?
  • a person who loves teaching?
  • interested in working with people living with a disability?
  • organised?
  • reliable and punctual?
  • willing to keep up to date with modern teaching methods?

How do I become a Teacher of the Hearing Impaired?

You will need a qualification.

There are 2 ways to qualify:

  • ONE:

Complete a Bachelor of Education: Special Needs Education degree at a university

  • TWO:

Complete a Bachelors degree followed by Postgraduate Diploma: Management of Childhood Disabilities.

Once you’ve graduated, you will be required to register with the South African Council for Educators (SACE) as an Educator.




Training Institutions:

  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you.
  • NOTE: Each institution has its own entry requirements. Check with your institution of choice that you match theirs.


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Foundation Phase School Teacher or Audiologist

Is becoming a Teacher of the Hearing Impaired the right career choice for me?