Bachelor of Education in Special Education
Special Education means specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of individuals with special needs. The B.A. in Special Education is designed for students interested in providing services to individuals with special needs. This program provides students with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to become highly qualified special educators who can help students with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success in school and in the community. The Special Education Program is accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), the UAE Federal Government Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. The study plan includes a combination of academic and professional coursework with field experience in the classroom that prepares graduates for teaching in the real world. The program gives the students the opportunity to select a concentration track within four areas of Special Education. These concentration tracks include mild/moderate disabilities, Sensory Impairments, Severe Disabilities and gifted and talented.
- Acquire thorough knowledge of the philosophical, historical, and legal foundation of Special Education.
- Understand the diverse educational strengths and needs of all students with special needs.
- Acquire knowledge of the unique strategies, instructional approaches, and assessment which will promote maximum learning and social and emotional growth in all students with special needs.
- Establish a learning environment that supports the learning of all students.
- Understand the cultural and social contexts in which students with special needs live and learn.
- Gain communication skills needed to manage the complexities of teaching for learning in all educational settings.
- Have commitment to high standards of ethical practices and professionalism.
- Understand collaborative relationships and its value in fostering communication among schools, homes and the communities.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Acquire thorough knowledge of the philosophical, historical, and legal foundation of the education of exceptional children.
- Use multiple assessment data in making educational decisions for students with exceptionalities.
- Locate and critically use relevant, meaningful, and evidence-based instructional and assistive technologies that will promote maximum learning and social and emotional growth in students with exceptionalities.
- Establish a research-based responsive learning environment for students with exceptionalities.
- Examine the cultural and social contexts in which students with exceptionalities live and learn.
- Assess language development and communication skills of children with exceptionalities using research-based practices.
- Use effective communication skills (oral and writing) and diverse collaborative models to promote the well-being of individuals with exceptionalities across a wide range of settings.
- Manage consistently and sensitively ethical practices and professionalism in the area of Special Education.
- Design research-based and appropriate learning experiences for students with exceptionalities in academic subject matter content of the general curriculum.
Required Credit Hours :
minimum 126 hours
General Education (Req. CH:33)
Cluster 1: Skills for the Future (Req. Ch:15)
Cluster 2: The Human Community (Req. Ch:12)
|Area 2: Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours
|PSYC313||Educational Psychology 1||3|
1 : Also counts towards the Major
Cluster 3: The Natural World (Req. Ch: 6)
College of Education
Special Education Major
Major Specialization Concentration
|Free Electives (6 hours