Special education courses train instructors to teach academic subjects as well as life skills in their classrooms to promote success in their students' school and home lives. Class topics vary to fit the needs of educators who may be instructing blind, deaf, autistic, developmentally delayed or gifted students.
You may wonder, what is a course in special education? Each course is designed to give instructors appropriate tools to become highly effective teachers in their classrooms. For example, enrollees may learn how to plan lessons to meet different needs among learners. They may also learn about universal design, specific accommodations and/or modifications to promote learning. A course may provide specific information about disabilities such as speech impairment, deafness, autism, emotional disturbances, blindness and brain injuries. Because special education programs also serve children who are gifted, coursework incorporates the how-tos of working with gifted and talented populations.
By taking a course in special education, students grasp knowledge in pedagogy, behavior management, and the laws pertaining to disabled individuals. These courses will also assist instructors in developing strategies for assessment and testing.
The cost to take a course in special education varies depending on the institution, how long the class lasts, and whether it is delivered in an online or on-campus format. It would be wise to contact different universities, including international schools, to check into tuition rates.
The need for teachers with expertise in special education continues to grow because of legislated student achievement requirements and the retirement of existing teachers. Those who take courses in this field of study can be on their way to new careers as teachers, speech pathologists, art therapists, supervisors or directors. With additional courses, educators who are already in the classroom can advance to become curriculum specialists, principals, administrators and/or superintendents.
Institutions around the globe have a wide variety of exciting classes in this field. If you feel called to work in the rewarding arena of special education, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
In recent years, the process of normalization of disabled people who for various reasons can not use speech to communicate, is contributing to the recognition and [+]
Communication systems for disabled people
In recent years, the process of normalization of disabled people who for various reasons can not use speech to communicate, is contributing to the recognition and development of new forms of communication, allowing the individual to achieve higher level of participation in the various walks of life. Augmentative Communication and / or Alternative (CAA) is an area of clinical intervention that tries to compensate (permanently or temporarily), the difficulties of individuals with severe expressive communication for oral and / or written.To do this, intervention programs are designed that maximize communication skills of the person: residual speech, hand gestures, signs and graphics technologies communication support (TAC) and access to the computer. The diversity of professionals involved in this field: speech therapists, special education teachers, occupational therapists, psychologists, doctors, and specialists in technology and the increasing development of technology applied to people with disabilities, raise the need for highly trained specialized, from an interdisciplinary approach, allow to meet the demands of a population as heterogeneous as the people with special communication needs: cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, aphasia, dysphasia, dementia, degenerative diseases, injury brain, etc. ... [-]
The approval in the House of Representatives of the Law 51/2003 of 2 December on "Equal Opportunities, Non-Discrimination and Universal Accessibility of People with [+]
Expert on Universal Accessibility and Design for All
The approval in the House of Representatives of the Law 51/2003 of 2 December on "Equal Opportunities, Non-Discrimination and Universal Accessibility for People with Disabilities" (LIONDAU), has come to determine a qualitative change in the consideration of Accessibility, not as content attached to the field of social services in the general framework of the welfare state, but as a fundamental right of people in terms of their status as citizens. In the application of this new perspective, has been derived from the fact of treatment accessibility as integrator and facilitator aspect of the quality of life of society as a whole, not as a concept whose effects processors, are routed to a particular sector of the population . The postgraduate "Universal Accessibility and Design for All ", now in its 6th edition and official title of a public university, has been the first formal initiative, throughout the Spanish territory, offering an educational program eminently practical, by providing accessibility from a global point of view, in a context of mainstreaming with the basic objective of promoting the quality of life, not of a specific sector of the population, but for all citizens as a whole.The graduate, agrees with the strategic actions set out in the National Accessibility Plan 2004-2012 of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (ACCEPLAN), Cabinet approved in July 2003, specifically, with the terms of the performances: 0201 "Designers and Technical Training in Design for All... [-]
Short Courses are the ideal option for students, business owners and interested individuals who want to spruce up their CV’s or develop and improve their operational skills and knowledge. [+]
Short Courses are the ideal option for students, business owners and interested individuals who want to spruce up their CV’s or develop and improve their operational skills and knowledge. Our Short Courses focus on developing essential skill sets and providing a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of the subject, and can be completed within a few months.Certificate In Business Management (CBM)
Certificate in Business Management is designed to give you an overall idea and a strong foundation in Business Studies. This course is ideal for students who have completed O/L’s and wanting to do a business management course or students who have completed their A/L in a different stream and wanting to pursuer studies in business.... [-]
As an international student, our Fall Academic Bridge Program at IEC will give you the academic skills and personal confidence you need to start the first two years of your bachelor’s degree at Diablo Valley College (DVC). [+]
As an international student, our Fall Academic Bridge Program at IEC will give you the academic skills and personal confidence you need to start the first two years of your bachelor’s degree at Diablo Valley College (DVC).
Application Deadline: September 11 Mandatory Orientation: October 22 & 23 Classes: Oct 26 - Dec 10
Program includes:English 162 – Language, Literature & Culture (3 units)
And one of the following:Anthropology 130 – (3 units) Political Science 120 – (3 units) Sociology 120 – (3 units)
*classes are pre-selected by IEC. Students are not able to choose.
As an international student, our Fall Academic Bridge Program at IEC will give you the academic skills and personal confidence you need to start the first two years of your bachelor’s degreeat Diablo Valley College (DVC). The Academic Bridge Program is designed to allow you to successfully transition from study outside of the USA to a full-time academic program. The BRIDGE includes 2 pre-selected academic courses which give you 6 units of university credit that are transferable and count towards your four year bachelor’s degree at all the California State and University of California campuses. Not only will you get a head start on your bachelor’s degree, but the 6 week Academic Bridge Program also includes:... [-]
The Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools (QCF) – Level 3 Course is available to learners 16+ who are working within a school, particularly in the role of a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant. [+]
The Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools (QCF) – Level 3 Course is available to learners 16+ who are working within a school, particularly in the role of a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant. It is a competency-based qualification which requires students to be employed in a school setting or to have placement. In particular, it is for those members of the school workforce who directly support teaching & learning of pupils in an area that requires specialist knowledge and skills.
The qualification is designed for those learners already working or volunteering in a learning support role in a school environment who want to develop their knowledge and skills or confirm occupational competency. There is a requirement for assessment in a real work environment so learners must have a placement (either as a volunteer or as a member of staff) in a school environment. Learners must be at least 16 to take this qualification.... [-]
This Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Teaching Methods Course will provide learners with a new and challenging insight into working in a learning environment with children and young people, discussing your role supporting children, young people and the class teacher. [+]
Apply Now for Summer 2017
This Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Teaching Methods Course will provide learners with a new and challenging insight into working in a learning environment with children and young people, discussing your role supporting children, young people and the class teacher. Covering aspects of SEND from ADHD to Autism Spectrum Disorder, this course aims to boost learning understanding of the topic. Whether you currently work in schools, are wanting to work in this field, or simply want to gain new skills, this course is perfect.Course Highlights Price: Only £19.00 Was £299.99 Course Type: Online Course Duration: 70 hours, recommended hours Syllabus: 11-course modules Tutor Support: Full tutor support included Exams: Yes, exam fees are included. Start learning: you can start your online learning 24/7 and study towards your goals. Fine Print Qualification: Level 3 CPD Award Certificate: PDF Certificate included with course, optional Hard Copies £9.99. Access: Unlimited 24/7 access for 12 months, option to extend if needed. Compatibility: Desktop, Mac, Laptop, Tablets, Smartphone and Smart Devices ... [-]
Most children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) also have an Intellectual Disability (ID) – or Learning Difficulty. However, this group is hugely under-represented in research and knowledge regarding this specific group can be hard to find. [+]
Most children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) also have an Intellectual Disability (ID) – or Learning Difficulty. However, this group is hugely under-represented in research and knowledge regarding this specific group can be hard to find.
On this course, you will get more of an understanding of ASD and ID specifically. Then we will explore how technology can be used to best support this group, introducing you to the SMART-ASD app that identifies the skills and needs of children with ASD and ID so that the most suitable technologies can be identified to support them.What topics will you cover? What is ASD and Intellectual (or learning) Disability (ID)? How can technology best support children with ASD and ID? How to choose the most appropriate technology to support children with ASD and ID. SMART-ASD: Matching autistic people with technology – how recommendations can be made, specific to each child. Who is the course for? ... [-]
In times of austerity and shrinking public services, the task of identifying and caring for vulnerable children has never been more challenging. In this free online course, we’ll help you explore some of the issues involved in undertaking this task. [+]
In times of austerity and shrinking public services, the task of identifying and caring for vulnerable children has never been more challenging. In this free online course, we’ll help you explore some of the issues involved in undertaking this task.Understand risk and vulnerability, in theory, and practice
We’ll consider what we mean by risk and vulnerability, as well as how we define good enough parenting. We’ll think about how children grow and develop, and how we can provide them with containment and security via meaningful relationships and attachments. And we’ll look at the particular skills involved in communicating with children and young people. We’ll go on to learn about the characteristics that define different methods of practice and how some approaches can help us to resist risk-averse thinking. We’ll consider different possible interventions and how, in Scotland, this is managed within the Children’s Hearing System. We’ll conclude by reflecting on the current politics of caring for vulnerable children in a context of budget cuts and increasing child poverty.... [-]
Discover ways to make education more inclusive, especially in areas where resources are limited. [+]
Millions of children around the world are excluded from access to education because of a disability - robbing them of their potential and diminishing our society. On this course you will learn about inclusive education, understanding what barriers there are to learning and how to challenge them. Over six weeks you will learn from a range of people with experience of disability, discovering practical ways to create a more inclusive learning environment that you can apply in your own area. Join us and help create a world where learning is for all children.What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you'll be able toDescribe the principles and approaches to inclusive education Identify environmental and social barriers to inclusion Discuss the role of the family and the community in supporting inclusive education Explore how to create an inclusive school environment Apply ideas for inclusive education practices in the classroom Explore the impact of attitudes on one's ability to implement inclusive education Who is the course for? ... [-]
Finding the most appropriate technological supports for students with autism and / or intellectual disability. [+]
Many children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) also have an Intellectual Disability (ID). However, this group is very poorly represented within the research and knowledge within the ASD.
In this course, you will first gain a deeper understanding of ASD along with ID. Then you will explore how technology can be used to help these people, and introduce the SMART-ASD App that makes it easy to identify the skills and needs of these children and match them with the technologies that are most suitable for them.What topics will you cover? Introduction to Autism and Intellectual Disability How can technologies help people with autism and intellectual disability Choosing the most appropriate technology for every child with autism and intellectual disability SMART-ASD: connecting technologies with people. How to make specific recommendations for each child. What will you Achieve? ... [-]