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Special education refers to helping children in schools and educational programs who may have physical, mental, or emotional delays. Courses in special education can teach techniques of physical therapy, speech therapy, hands-on instruction, and alternative instruction methods while in the special education classroom.

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Master In Education Sciences - Special Education

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. [+]

Masters in Special Education in Europe 2017. Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Educational Sciences: Special Education (MEd, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives 1. To become more aware and sensitive to fundamental concepts, principles and models of Special Education and (future) energetic teachers in educational practice issues in this area. 2. Deepen the content and logic of modern trends, theories and research relating to Special Education. 3. Be informed comprehensively about the scope and content of the forms of special educational needs of the child are the subject of Special Education as well as the interdisciplinary nature in the context of diagnosis, interpreting and dealing in the modern school. 4. To understand the philosophy, the necessity and implementation strategies of inclusive education in mainstream school and analyze possible difficulties with implementation of the current data. 5. Acquire the necessary scientific background and skills necessary for planning and conducting microscale in the field of Special Education. 6. To meet and get acquainted with a number psychotechnikon tools used primarily by the multidisciplinary team of each district to identify children with special educational needs and to understand the necessity to pay a collective effort on the part of specialists in this direction. 7. To operate in the modern school as teachers reporting officers in the school unit will serve by taking an active role in their teaching practice and consultant colleagues mentor role in solving similar problems (will) face children with special educational needs in the everyday school culture. Career Prospects: Graduates of the program have the following options: 9.1 To seek management position at school level (eg Manager, Assistant Manager) and / or the Ministry of Education and Culture (eg Inspector). 9.2 To work as trainers at the Pedagogical Institute. 9.3 Understand academic position at a higher education institution. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program can pursue doctoral studies. [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Special Education

University of Nicosia
Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. [+]

Duration (years): 3 semesters Qualification Awarded: Educational Sciences: Special Education (MEd, 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives To become more aware and sensitive to fundamental concepts, principles and models of Special Education and (future) energetic teachers in educational practice issues in this area. Deepen the content and logic of modern trends, theories and research relating to Special Education. Be informed comprehensively about the scope and content of the forms of special educational needs of the child are the subject of Special Education as well as the interdisciplinary nature in the context of diagnosis, interpreting and dealing in the modern school. To understand the philosophy, the necessity and implementation strategies of inclusive education in mainstream school and analyze possible difficulties with implementation of the current data. Acquire the necessary scientific background and skills necessary for planning and conducting microscale in the field of Special Education. To meet and get acquainted with a number psychotechnikon tools used primarily by the multidisciplinary team of each district to identify children with special educational needs and to understand the necessity to pay a collective effort on the part of specialists in this direction. To operate in the modern school as teachers reporting officers in the school unit will serve by taking an active role in their teaching practice and consultant colleagues mentor role in solving similar problems (will) face children with special educational needs in the everyday school culture. Career Prospects: Graduates of the program have the following options: 9.1 To seek management position at school level (eg Manager, Assistant Manager) and / or the Ministry of Education and Culture (eg Inspector). 9.2 To work as trainers at the Pedagogical Institute. 9.3 Understand academic position at a higher education institution. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program can pursue doctoral studies. [-]

Master in Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education is a joint programme between the University of Geneva and the Vaud Canton Teacher Training College. It offers basic training on how to provide preventative and educational support to children between the ages 0 to 6 whose development is jeopardised, altered or impaired and intervene accordingly in family or social settings. The programme offers solid theoretical and practical training through a range of core courses in special education as well as psychology, medicine, sociology and law components relevant to early childhood special education. [+]

Masters in Special Education in Europe 2017. Master in Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education The Master in Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education is a joint programme between the University of Geneva and the Vaud Canton Teacher Training College. It offers basic training on how to provide preventative and educational support to children between the ages 0 to 6 whose development is jeopardised, altered or impaired and intervene accordingly in family or social settings. The programme offers solid theoretical and practical training through a range of core courses in special education as well as psychology, medicine, sociology and law components relevant to early childhood special education. The curriculum is designed to address the challenges of early childhood special education, primarily through the earliest possible intervention with children and their families as a means of prevention and social inclusion; comprehensive analysis of the context of each individual situation; an interdisciplinary approach; a network system primarily focused on working with families; and a solid theoretical background that allows students to assess institutional and individual projects, the methods employed and the criteria for evaluating implemented measures. Curriculum Theory (18Credits) : Inclusive education Parent-professional cooperation Early childhood education and atypical development Practice (18Credits) : Internship focused on the child and its family Internship focused on “child and community” Application and use of approved assessment and intervention methods Integration seminar (18Credits) : Networks and resources Awareness of specific education contexts and situations Reflexive practice and decentring Research preparation (18Credits) Dissertation (18Credits) Mobility Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Upon completion of the programme, students obtain a Master in Special Education with a Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education and a Diploma in Special Education with a Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education. This programme teaches future graduates to: Support children within at home or in early childhood care facilities; Work with parents or other people involved in the education of these children to assess their development and to define and achieve a number of support and education goals; Detect the factors that limit or jeopardise children’s development early on. The diploma is a protected professional degree that will enable graduates to practise in Switzerland*. *Subject to recognition by the CDIP (in process) Admission Criteria This programme is open to applicants who meet the general admission criteria of both the University of Geneva and the Vaud Canton Teacher Training College. They must have a Bachelor of Preschool or Primary Education. Applicants with a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Language Therapy or in Pyschomotor Therapy or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, particularly education, social education, special education, psychology and occupational therapy, may also be admitted upon the completion of additional courses. Prospective students may apply to the Vaud Canton Teacher Training College. Applications Deadline: 30 March 2017 www.hepl.ch [-]

Master in Special Education

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Special Education provides advanced training in special support for children, adolescents and adults with disabilities (intellectual, motor, sensory or social). The programme revolves around two issues: inclusion/exclusion processes and learning processes/cognitive intervention. [+]

Master in Special Education The Master in Special Education provides advanced training in special support for children, adolescents and adults with disabilities (intellectual, motor, sensory or social). The programme revolves around two issues: inclusion/exclusion processes and learning processes/cognitive intervention. Integration and rehabilitation can only succeed if persons with disabilities are encouraged to learn skills that enable them to move toward autonomy and self-determination. The programme therefore explores educational intervention and familiarizes students with specialised services and establishments. Particular focus is placed on the relationship between theory and practice regarding learning disabilities, intellectual impairments and social maladaptation. As of September 2017, the programme will no longer be offered in this format. A new programme will take effect and address psycho-educational approaches and educational settings involving handicaps. Details will be posted on the website during the 2016-2017 academic year. Curriculum Thematic courses (21Credits) : Inclusion and early intervention; Juvenile delinquency and deviance; Intellectual impairments; Children with disabilities; Autism: research and educational intervention; Social and adaptive skills and integration of people with special needs, etc. Practice (21Credits) Research preparation (21Credits) Electives (21Credits) Dissertation (21Credits) Mobility Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Educator in specialised services or establishments for children, adolescents or adults with intellectual, motor, sensory or multiple disabilities Educator in specialised services or establishments for children and adolescents with behavioural and social problems Educator or socio-professional teacher (in combination with a Swiss advanced federal certificate) for the vocational training of adolescents and young adults with disabilities Educator for the integration of persons with disabilities With the required experience, education manager or director of a specialised establishment or a specialised counselling or advocacy service (E.g. Pro Infirmis, an association for parents of children with disabilities, the Red Cross) or an academic counselling service Trainer in a teaching institute such as a university, college or specialised research and/or development facility Admission Criteria A Bachelor of Education, including the courses under “prequalification for special education”. Applicants who have not taken these courses must first complete the complementary certificate in special education (30 credits). Applicants with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a field other than education may be admitted upon approval by the programme committee. They must first obtain the complementary certificate in special education (30 credits) and another basic certificate in education (30 credits). They may receive advanced standing depending on their prior studies. Applications Deadline for Fall Semester: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) Deadline for Spring Semester: 30 November 2017 (30 September 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Speech and Language Therapy

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Speech and Language Therapy is a professional degree recognised across Switzerland and designed to train speech and language therapists. The programmes combines psychology, language sciences, education, neuroscience and medicine and includes a significant hands-on clinical training component, while providing students with a solid scientific foundation through lectures and research. [+]

Masters in Special Education in Europe 2017. Master in Speech and Language Therapy The Master in Speech and Language Therapy is a professional degree recognised across Switzerland and designed to train speech and language therapists. The programmes combines psychology, language sciences, education, neuroscience and medicine and includes a significant hands-on clinical training component, while providing students with a solid scientific foundation through lectures and research. The objective is two-fold: to train students in the scientific study of speech, language, human communication and related disorders and to prepare them for the primary professional activities of speech and language therapists, namely, counselling and prevention, assessment and diagnosis, support and follow-up of patients with disorders affecting the voice, speech, spoken and written language and the ability to swallow or communicate. As the number of places for the practical training module is limited, the admission process comprises three stages: Eliminatory language proficiency test Evaluation of the admission application and day of examinations Interview (for the applicants with the best examination results) More information on the admission process is available on the website of the Master in Speech and Language Therapy. www.unige.ch/fapse/logopedie/futursetudiants/procedure-admission Curriculum Courses (34Credits) : Communication and language disorders in children; Neuropsychology of language in adults; Clinical audiophonology, etc. Clinical training (34Credits) : Problem-based learning seminar: developmental disorders; Acquired disorders; Practical analysis; Professional awareness; Work placements; Block courses, etc. Electives (34Credits) Research training (34Credits) : Research symposium, Dissertation Mobility Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Students may earn up to 60 credits while on exchange for one or two semesters. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities This Master’s programmes enables graduates to work as speech and language therapists (the degree is recognised in Switzerland) in various settings, such as private practices, schools, specialised institutions and hospitals. Admission Criteria Admission is merit-based Bachelor in Psychology from the University of Geneva with prerequisites Bachelor in Psychology from outside the University of Geneva, as long as the applicant has earned or is enrolled for the Complementary Certificate in Psycholinguistics (30 credits) at the University of Geneva Swiss Bachelor’s degree in Education or an equivalent degree, as long as the applicant has earned or is enrolled for the complementary certificates in Psycholinguistics (30 credits) and Psychology of Speech and Language Therapy (60 credits) at the University of Geneva Bachelor in Humanities and Human Sciences from the University of Neuchâtel, as long as the applicant has earned or is enrolled for the Complementary Certificate in the Psychology of Speech and Language Therapy 60 credits) at the University of Geneva Interdisciplinary Bachelor in Linguistics and Psychology from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Geneva Applications Deadline: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Pre-Primary Education

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The follow-up Master's degree programme is intended for the graduates of Teaching at kindergartens (Bachelor) and Preschool Special Needs Education Teaching – Nursery School Teacher Training (Bachelor). [+]

Programme description The follow-up Master's degree programme is intended for the graduates of Teaching at kindergartens (Bachelor) and Preschool Special Needs Education Teaching – Nursery School Teacher Training (Bachelor). The study specialisation is drafted for pre-primary teachers qualified preparation with emphasis on pre-school curriculum development with respect to the specific conditions of the pre-primary institution taking into consideration the specialities and needs of pre-primary children in the pedagogic-psychological context and with emphasis on pedagogical diagnostics and special-pedagogical with applying the inclusive education principles and preprimary institution management in accord with the current trends in the pre-education field. Graduate profile The graduate is trained to: do the profession of a teacher at ordinary kindergartens and in kindergartens for children with special education needs. All this with emphasis on the process of managing and methodology in the concept of current pre-primary curriculum, to draft school curriculum in accord with the conditions and need of an individual preprimary institution, to cooperate on creating the conditions for development of own kindergarten education path, to work in accord with the current trends in education; In accord with pre-primary curriculum, the graduate is ready: to create, manage and implement the process of education activities and conditions progress evaluation implemented within a pre-primary education institution, to implement acquired knowledge as a part of a feedback not only considering himself (self-reflection) but also considering the other kinder garden teachers, to manage the pedagogical process implemented within the whole kinder garden on purpose, to process and evaluate the necessary data for kindergarten management and development; Graduate: acquired expertise necessary for providing the advisory service for parents, is able to mediate the current enlightenment activities in the area of pre-primary education; In cooperation with specialists, the graduate is able: to eruditely mediate the special services for both children and parents, on the basis of his expertise to create the corresponding conditions for education and development of children with special educational needs. All this in accord with the requirements of special and integrated pre-primary children education. The graduate disposes of knowledge and skills necessary for: managing, guiding and support of professional growth and school working team professionalization. The jobs and institutions characteristics where the graduate may use acquired education: an ordinary kindergarten, children clubs, a kindergarten for children with special educational needs. Admission requirements The applicant must prove his/her fitness for study in a motivation letter (in English) and a profile essay 15 000 – 20 000 symbols long, focused on the area of the study programme. Language competence: The standard English language requirement is at a level B2 in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). Minimum language requirements in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet based Test (IbT): 61, Computer based Test (CbT): 173, Paper based Test (PbT): 500 or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of at least 6.0. The applicants are required to send: application (online application form); proof of recognition of their previous education (i.e. foreign certificate as equivalent to a certificate of education issued in the Czech Republic); motivation letter; profile essay; CV; certificate of language competence to the address dagmar.zdrahalova@upol.cz by 31 May 2016. Admission exams The entrance examination of the candidates a test, which demonstrates its assumptions for the study of: Pre-school education (at the level of completed Bc. Study) Special education (at the level of completed Bc. Study) Psychology (at the level of completed Bc. Study). [-]

Master in Special Needs Education - Counselling

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The study is designed as a non-teaching follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree in special needs education (particularly the following fields of study: special needs education – andragogy, special needs education – after-school education, [+]

Masters in Special Education in Europe 2017. Programme description The study is designed as a non-teaching follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree in special needs education (particularly the following fields of study: special needs education – andragogy, special needs education – after-school education, special needs education – intervention, preschool special needs education – teaching at nursery schools, etc.), and builds on the knowledge gained in the previous study to teach skills necessary for independent educational, diagnostic, therapeutic and counselling work with persons with health disability (or other types of social disadvantage). The study offers specialization by means of selection courses, which the students can focus on. These areas include special needs education counselling designed for the family and children with health disability at an early age, special needs education counselling designed for communicative competence disorders, special needs education counselling designed for the target group of adults and counselling for non-school activities. The structure and content of the lectures, seminars and teaching practices reflects the requirements of Act No. 563/2004 Coll., on pedagogical staff as last amended on 1 January 2015 and, in the context of non-school counselling, especially in the sector of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the requirements defined by the educational standards relating to social service workers are respected. Graduate’s profile and opportunities Job opportunities of the graduates include counselling positions with a direct contact with children, pupils or adults with health disability. The graduates will perform special needs education diagnostics and develop individual plans. They will carry out interventions and special needs education counselling, and cooperate with professionals on an interdisciplinary basis. The graduates will be ready to communicate and collaborate with the parents of children and pupils and teachers in special and mainstream schools. They will work in facilities and institutions designed for the persons of the target group. Admission requirements: The programme will accept graduates of Bachelor's programme focused on special education. The applicant must prove his/her fitness for study in a motivation letter (in English) and a profile essay 15 000 – 20 000 symbols long, focused on the area of orthocommunication or early intervention special pedagogy counselling. The applicant is expected to send an electronic version of his/her graduation thesis (graduation project). Language competence: The standard English language requirement is at a level B2 in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). Minimum language requirements in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet based Test (IbT): 61, Computer based Test (CbT): 173, Paper based Test (PbT): 500 or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of at least 6.0. The applicants are required to send: on-line application (online application form); motivation letter and profile essay (see information above); CV; proof of recognition of their previous education (i.e. foreign certificate as equivalent to a certificate of education issued in the Czech Republic); certificate of language competence to the address dagmar.zdrahalova@upol.cz by 31 May 2016. Admission exams Test of special needs education covering the Bachelor’s degree in Special Needs Education Interview [-]

Master in Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The study is designed as a follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree aimed at special needs education – drama therapy and builds on the knowledge gained in the previous study to teach skills necessary for independent [+]

Description of programme The study is designed as a follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree aimed at special needs education – drama therapy and builds on the knowledge gained in the previous study to teach skills necessary for independent educational, diagnostic, therapeutic and counselling work with persons with health disability (or other types of social disadvantage). The study of special needs education – drama therapy is based on the transformations of the social reality in recent years in the area of special needs education practices and social work (especially the “Education Act” 561/2004 and Act on Social Services 108/2006 – both Acts put more emphasis on the care for persons with severe and profound health disability, which requires therapeutic-formative and social-therapeutic training of professionals – special needs educators). The aim of the study is to prepare graduates for qualified work in the sectors of education, social care, health care and justice including non-governmental organizations active in the mentioned sectors. The study organically links the knowledge of special needs education and drama therapy (in the context of other expressive therapeutic disciplines), and on the basis of a broad interdisciplinary approach leads students to independent work in solving complex theoretical and especially practical issues with their clients. Graduate profile and job opportunities The graduates will be qualified for the function on educators, expressively oriented therapists – drama therapists, experts in school counselling centres (school special needs educators), educational facilities for institutional and protective education and preventive educational care – educational care centres, children’s homes, educational institutions, substitute family institutions, children’s houses, etc. The graduates will be able to provide qualified assistance in the area of special needs education care and expressive therapy, with a special focus on drama therapy in daily care sanatoria, facilities providing social care and prevention, gerontology facilities, facilities of penitentiary and postpenitentiary (continuous) care, therapeutic communities (groups) organized by the non-profit and health care sectors. The graduates will be able to work as lecturers or researchers in the area of schools of the second and third cycle and in scientific institutions, or to perform functions in field service facilities in organizing and planning social work in the context of state administration and self-government, as educators in the sector of the Ministry of Justice, as organizers, managers and coordinators of activities and services provided by non-governmental organizations that assists persons with health disability or social disadvantage. Preconditions for admission Completion of the Bachelor’s degree in the study programme B7506 Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy. Language competence: The standard English language requirement is at a level B2 in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). Minimum language requirements in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet based Test (IbT): 61, Computer based Test (CbT): 173, Paper based Test (PbT): 500 or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of at least 6.0. The applicant must prove his/her fitness for study in a motivation letter (in English) and a profile essay 15 000 – 20 000 symbols long, focused on the area of the study programme. The applicants are required to send: application (online application form); proof of recognition of their previous education (i.e. foreign certificate as equivalent to a certificate of education issued in the Czech Republic); motivation letter; profile essay; CV; certificate of language competence to the address dagmar.zdrahalova@upol.cz by 31 May 2016. Admission exams Test of special needs education and drama therapy covering the Bachelor’s degree of Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy. Interpretation of a prepared drama therapy project aimed at a client with a specific mental disorder and dramatic improvisation on a given topic. [-]

Μεταπτυχιακό στην Ειδική Εκπαίδευση

Frederick University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 36 months September 2017 Cyprus Cyprus Online + 1 more

Το Μεταπτυχιακό Πρόγραμμα στην Ειδική Εκπαίδευση στοχεύει στην παροχή γνώσεων και δεξιοτήτων, τόσο σε θεωρητικό όσο και σε πρακτικό επίπεδο, οι οποίες είναι απαραίτητες για την εκπαίδευση και υποστήριξη των μαθητών με ειδικές εκπαιδευτικές ανάγκες στα γενικά και τα ειδικά σχολεία. Στοχεύει στην παροχή γνώσεων, στην ευαισθητοποίηση, και στην εκπαίδευση πτυχιούχων Παιδαγωγικών και άλλων Πανεπιστημιακών Τμημάτων σε θέματα Ειδικής Ενταξιακής Εκπαίδευσης. [+]

Masters in Special Education in Europe 2017. Βασικοί Σκοποί Το Μεταπτυχιακό Πρόγραμμα στην Ειδική Εκπαίδευση στοχεύει στην παροχή γνώσεων και δεξιοτήτων, τόσο σε θεωρητικό όσο και σε πρακτικό επίπεδο, οι οποίες είναι απαραίτητες για την εκπαίδευση και υποστήριξη των μαθητών με ειδικές εκπαιδευτικές ανάγκες στα γενικά και τα ειδικά σχολεία. Στοχεύει στην παροχή γνώσεων, στην ευαισθητοποίηση, και στην εκπαίδευση πτυχιούχων Παιδαγωγικών και άλλων Πανεπιστημιακών Τμημάτων σε θέματα Ειδικής Ενταξιακής Εκπαίδευσης. Το πρόγραμμα αυτό θα παρέχει επιστημονική ενημέρωση όσον αφορά τον εντοπισμό, την αξιολόγηση αλλά και την αντιμετώπιση παιδιών με ειδικές ανάγκες μέσα στο γενικό σχολείο (γενική τάξη, ειδική μονάδα, ή εξατομικευμένη ειδική εκπαίδευση) αλλά και σε άλλους χώρους παροχής ειδικής εκπαίδευσης. Το παρόν Πρόγραμμα θα δώσει επίσης την ευκαιρία για την διεξαγωγή ερευνητικών έργων σε ένα τομέα στον οποίο δεν έχουν διεξαχθεί πολλές έρευνες μέχρι σήμερα, τουλάχιστον στον Κυπριακό χώρο. Κάθε μαθητής έχει διαφορετικά χαρακτηριστικά σε σχέση με την ψυχοσωματική του ανάπτυξη, τη γνωστική και γλωσσική του ικανότητα, την κοινωνικοποίηση και τη συναισθηματική του ανάπτυξη, στις περισσότερες περιπτώσεις οι διαφορές μεταξύ των παιδιών δεν είναι τόσο μεγάλες που θα χρειαζόταν διαφορετική προσέγγιση, σε άλλες όμως περιπτώσεις παιδιά παρουσιάζουν τέτοιες διαφορές με τα υπόλοιπα παιδιά της ίδια χρονολογικής ηλικίας που χρειάζεται ειδική εκπαιδευτική βοήθεια για να μπορέσει το παιδί να πάρει τα μέγιστα από την εκπαίδευση. Το πρόγραμμα στοχεύει στο να προετοιμάσει τον εκπαιδευτικό να εκπαιδεύσει, παιδαγωγήσει, στηρίξει, και γενικά να ενσωματώσει το παιδί στο σχολείο με συνέπεια και την καλύτερη ενσωμάτωση του στην κοινωνία. Τα μαθήματα του προγράμματος συμπεριλαμβάνουν θεωρητικά μαθήματα που ασχολούνται με γενικά, ειδικά και σύγχρονα θέματα ειδικής αγωγής και εκπαίδευσης αλλά και πιο πρακτικά μαθήματα που αφορούν στην διδακτική μεθοδολογία και στις στρατηγικές που χρησιμοποιούνται στην ειδική εκπαίδευση και την αντιρατσιστική αγωγή. Επίσης, μεταξύ άλλων, παρουσιάζεται η αναπτυξιακή πορεία σε όλους τους τομείς ανάπτυξης και οι πιθανές αποκλίσεις που μπορεί να υπάρξουν, αλλά και η συμπτωματολογία ποικίλων ειδικών αναγκών και ο τρόπος αξιολόγησης στην ειδική εκπαίδευση. Ο στόχος συνολικά είναι οι φοιτητές να αποκτήσουν ένα ευρύ και σταθερό επιστημονικό και παιδαγωγικό υπόβαθρο σε σχέση με την ενσωμάτωση συγκεκριμένων ομάδων μαθητών στις εκπαιδευτικές διαδικασίες αλλά και στην προαγωγή της ψυχοκοινωνικής του εξέλιξης. Αναμενόμενα Μαθησιακά Αποτελέσματα ή Στόχοι του Προγράμματος Με την επιτυχή συμπλήρωση του προγράμματος οι φοιτητές / - τριες αναμένεται να γνωρίζουν και να βλέπουν με κριτικό πνεύμα το σύνολο των θεμάτων που αφορούν την Ειδική Αγωγή και Εκπαίδευση. Πιο συγκεκριμένα αναμένεται: να γνωρίζουν θέματα που αφορούν: τον εννοιολογικό προσδιορισμό της ενιαίας και ενταξιακής εκπαίδευσης, διαφορετικά μοντέλα προσέγγισης της αναπηρίας, την ιστορική και θεσμική εξέλιξη της ειδικής αγωγής και του αιτήματος για ενταξιακή εκπαίδευση, καθώς και ζητήματα που αφορούν την εκπαιδευτική πράξη, όπως οι δομές και λειτουργίες του ειδικού και ενταξιακού σχολείου και η διαφοροποιημένη προσέγγιση στη διδασκαλία. να κατανοούν και να ενσωματώνουν βασικές έννοιες της ΠΕ και εναλλακτικά μοντέλα στη διαχείριση δύσκολων περιπτώσεων/μαθητών με Ειδικές εκπαιδευτικές Ανάγκες (ΕΕΑ). να κατανοούν θεωρητικά τα μοντέλα αλλά και να κάνουν κριτική ανάλυση των διαφόρων μεθόδων και ψυχοπαιδαγωγικών τεχνικών που χρησιμοποιούνται στο πλαίσιο της τάξης για την προαγωγή της ένταξης των μαθητών με ιδιαίτερες δυσκολίες. να έχουν μία διαφορετική αντίληψη για το σχολικό πλαίσιο, και να μπορούν να συνεργάζονται με άλλους ειδικούς και γονείς σε μία πάντοτε ενταξιακή υποστηρικτική προοπτική των μαθητών με ΕΕΑ. να κατανοούν τις βασικές αρχές οι οποίες διέπουν την ανάπτυξη του ατόμου στους βασικούς τομείς κατά τη διάρκεια της βρεφικής, νηπιακής, σχολικής και εφηβικής ηλικίας και να γνωρίσουν την τυπική πορεία της ανάπτυξης σε αυτούς τους τομείς. Επίσης, να κατανοούν την αλληλεπίδραση μεταξύ γενετικών και περιβαλλοντικών παραγόντων κατά τη διάρκεια της ανάπτυξης. να γνωρίζουν τις πιθανές αποκλίσεις από την τυπική πορεία της ανάπτυξης, με ειδικότερους στόχους την εξοικείωσή τους με βασικά θέματα της ψυχοπαθολογίας του παιδιού και του εφήβου, την ευαισθητοποίησή τους ως προς τους ειδικούς τρόπους προσέγγισης που απαιτούνται στις περιπτώσεις των παιδιών και των εφήβων με αναπτυξιακά προβλήματα και την επαφή τους με τις βασικές θεραπευτικές μεθόδους για την αντιμετώπιση των προβλημάτων αυτών. να κατανοούν και να διενεργούν με ευαισθησία και επιτυχία μεθόδους αξιολόγησης, με σκοπό την αναγνώριση των ειδικών αναγκών και την ανάπτυξη των δεξιοτήτων των μαθητών, μέσα σε ένα περιβάλλον ένταξης όλων των παιδιών. να γνωρίζουν ποικίλες μορφές ειδικών αναγκών, τους αιτιολογικούς παράγοντες, τα διαγνωστικά κριτήρια και τα χαρακτηριστικά των πιο συχνών διαταραχών/δυσκολιών/αναπηριών. να κατανοούν βασικές μεθόδους σχεδιασμού, διεξαγωγής και κριτικής ανάλυσης της έρευνας και ειδικότερα της εκπαιδευτικής έρευνας σε θέματα Ειδικής και Ενιαίας Εκπαίδευσης. να είναι σε θέση να σχεδιάζουν και να αναπτύσσουν είτε ποιοτική είτε ποσοτική έρευνα Διάρκεια Σπουδών Η διάρκεια του προγράμματος, τόσο για τα συμβατικά και εξ αποστάσεως προγράμματα σπουδών είναι η ίδια, ως εξής: Πλήρης φοίτηση: τρία ακαδημαϊκά εξάμηνα (18 μήνες) Μερική φοίτηση: έξι ακαδημαϊκά εξάμηνα (36 μήνες) Σε περίπτωση που οι φοιτητές αποτύχουν σε ένα μάθημα ή για οποιοδήποτε άλλο λόγο, δεν μπορούν να ολοκληρώσουν τις σπουδές τους στον αναμενόμενο χρόνο, η διάρκεια των σπουδών μπορεί να παραταθεί. Ο χρόνος επέκτασης θα διαμορφωθεί σύμφωνα με τον Εσωτερικό Κανονισμό του Πανεπιστημίου Frederick, σχετικά με την αποφοίτηση των φοιτητών , ο οποίος ορίζει ότι η μέγιστη διάρκεια σπουδών 6 εξάμηνα και για μερική φοίτηση 12 εξάμηνα. ... [-]

Master´s Degree in Special Education - Area of Specialization in Early Intervention

University of Minho - Institute of Education
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

The cycle of studies leading to the Master's degree in Special Education, Area of Specialization in Early Intervention, aims at preparing master's students to adopt innovating models and practices at the level of Early Intervention. [+]

The cycle of studies leading to the Master's degree in Special Education, Area of Specialization in Early Intervention, aims at preparing master's students to adopt innovating models and practices at the level of Early Intervention. With this master's degree, students not only develop skills in the area of Early Intervention, but also become empowered to intervene in practices related to the care of children at risk and their families, by providing them with knowledge on: the assessment of children and families; the understanding of existing organizational models of the Early Intervention Programs for children at risk from 0 to 3 and from 3 to 6 years; the practice of interdisciplinary teamwork; the work with families; the development, implementation and evaluation of Individualized Family Support Plans (IFSP) and Individual Education Programme (IEP); the educational research practice and the management and coordination of interdisciplinary services and in-service training. The completion of the first year grants students with a Specialization Certificate in Early Intervention. The successful completion of the master's grants the Master's degree in Special Education. [-]

Master´s Degree in Special Education - Area of Specialization in Special Educational Needs –Cognitive-Motor Domain

University of Minho - Institute of Education
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

The cycle of studies leading to the Master's degree in Special Education, Area of Specialization in Special Educational Needs –Cognitive-Motor Domain, seeks innovating ways to deepen the skills of graduates in the scientific area of the master's, by empowering them with knowledge on: the fundamentals (philosophy, laws, history, family, etc.) that led to the emergence and strengthening of Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) [+]

Masters in Special Education in Europe 2017. The cycle of studies leading to the Master's degree in Special Education, Area of Specialization in Special Educational Needs –Cognitive-Motor Domain, seeks innovating ways to deepen the skills of graduates in the scientific area of the master's, by empowering them with knowledge on: the fundamentals (philosophy, laws, history, family, etc.) that led to the emergence and strengthening of Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD); the characteristics of students with SLD; the identification, evaluation and planning of educational interventions; the selection and use of strategies based on research; the curriculum adaptations and adjustments; the development, implementation and evaluation of Individual Education Programs; the learning environments and social interactions; the vocational provision for pre-professional training; the practice of educational research; the management and coordination of interdisciplinary services; in-service training; the collaboration, ethics and professional practice. The completion of the first year grants students with a Specialization Certificate in Special Educational Needs –Cognitive-Motor Domain. The successful completion of the master's grants the Master's degree in Special Education. [-]

MPhil, PhD in Learning Disability

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

The Tizard Centre is one of the leading academic groups concerned with learning disabilities and community care. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work alongside academics renowned nationally and internationally for their contributions to the field. [+]

The Tizard Centre is one of the leading academic groups concerned with learning disabilities and community care. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work alongside academics renowned nationally and internationally for their contributions to the field. The Tizard Centre offers the following research programmes on a full or part-time basis: - Community Care (MPhil and PhD) - Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (MPhil and PhD) - Applied Psychology (MPhil and PhD) - Mental Health (MPhil and PhD) Potential topics and supervisors We welcome applications concerning all aspects of community care, but the academic staff named below are particularly interested in supervising research in the following specialist areas: Funding The Tizard Centre has one departmental studentship to award to an outstanding applicant. This covers tuition fees, plus a bursary of around £13,726 per annum for a period of 3 years. In return for this you will be expected to do a limited amount of teaching within the department on a regular basis. [-]

Master in Career Counseling

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

This career counseling program provides students with knowledge in career counseling and management of career development in multicultural environment of education and employment. [+]

Masters in Special Education in Europe 2017. Academic profile This career counseling program provides students with knowledge in career counseling and management of career development in multicultural environment of education and employment. Learning objectives: Knowledge in career development, counseling and communication theories, career service management and different types of career development in organizations; Understanding of professional ethics in counseling communication, the latest trends in employment and job search, social integration and intercultural aspects; The opportunity to develop and strengthen the skills of communication of counseling process as well as the skills of IT in career counseling and research skills, where research methods are applied; The opportunity to arouse interest in research activities and to have practical training in the presentation of research results. The full-time degree program covers 2 academic years. In the 1st year, general skills and abilities for career counselors in different types of educational and employment institutions are acquired, practices in investigation of counseling fields and observation of counseling process are carried out. The 2nd year focuses on specific and common professional skills in career counseling, application of these skills in two practices of counseling and counseling research. The study program is completed with the defense of a masters thesis. The studies are based on a dynamic and innovative knowledge provided by experienced knowledgeable and responsive academic staff as well as open and friendly study environment. The programme offers you practical solutions how to organize and manage the career counselling process of education and employment sectors. Admission Requirements Applicants with the Bachelor‘s degree of education sciences in pedagogy, or Bachelor‘s degree of social sciences in psychology or the psychologist‘s qualification or applicants with completed second-level professional higher education and the teacher‘s qualification are approved for admission to the program. Applicants must be able to present good English knowledge (minimum - CEFR level B2, IELTS score 5.5, TOEFL score 520, TOEFL-iBT score 65). Career prospects and further studies Educational and leadership positions in career counseling institutions, adult education, career and counseling centers, government institutions in the education sector. Students may also choose to continue studies in a respective Doctoral study program at universities of Latvia or abroad. Curriculum Career Development Theories Communication Theories in Counselling Career Service Management Investigation of Counselling Fields (practice) Human Life Cycles Employment and Job Searching I Employment and Job Searching II Social Inclusion and Multiculturalism Organizational Culture Legislation in Career Support System Professional Ethics of Career Counsellor Observation of Counselling (practice) Theory and Methodology of Career Counselling I Theory and Methodology of Career Counselling II IT in Career Counselling Counseling (practice) Methodology of Scientific Research Counselling and Research (practice) Master Thesis Total: 120 ECTS [-]

Master's Degree In Special Education

VIU Valencian International University
Online Part time 1 year April 2017 Spain Valencia

The objective of this master is to train professionals in the field of neuroeducación (fusion between science education and neurosciences) discipline that will allow the student to know the neurocognitive processes of learning and teaching and thus be able to carry out the tasks reinforcement, support and adaptation of materials and attention of students with special educational needs, in addition to classroom work. It intended to be able to arrange the environment so that students can develop comprehensively and coordinate its action with all those involved in the education of children. [+]

Master's Degree in Special Education You will learn the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to assess neurocognitive the educational needs of students and determine the resources, support and necessary curricular adaptations, accompanying and continuously evaluate students, seeking their integration. You will learn the ways of collaboration with all stakeholders in education and communication channels, consultation and support to parents, guiding their participation and involvement in the educational process. The objective of this master is to train professionals in the field of neuroeducación (fusion between science education and neurosciences) discipline that will allow the student to know the neurocognitive processes of learning and teaching and thus be able to carry out the tasks reinforcement, support and adaptation of materials and attention of students with special educational needs, in addition to classroom work. It intended to be able to arrange the environment so that students can develop comprehensively and coordinate its action with all those involved in the education of children. Career prospects Education Centres and Primary Education SPE (Psicopedagógicos School Services) Special Education Centers Hospital Centers Secondary Schools Teams in Guidance and Counseling Psicopedagógico Occupational Workshops Services Socio-labor Insertion Psicopedagógicos cabinets Admission Profile The recommended entry profile for this master is to graduate in Pedagogy, Psychology, Psychology, Neuropsychology Speech interested in expanding their knowledge of special educational needs and how to deal with them in their daily work in the classroom. Admission Requirements  In the event that demand exceeds the supply of places, the Academic Committee of the degree examine the resumes of the candidates in order to decide whether it is relevant or not to grant the right of registration, according to the profiles of income and previous education requirements established. For such a case, the Commission shall establish a ranked list of merits of the candidates according to the following criteria: Academic record (50%) Professional experience (10%) additional training (30%) Knowledge of languages ​​other than the mother tongue (10%) will have preference in qualifying English over other languages The Commission may also carry out a personal interview with the candidate, if it deems it necessary. [-]