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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… Read more

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.

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FutureLearn
Cape Town, South Africa

Discover ways to make education more inclusive, especially in areas where resources are limited.

Discover ways to make education more inclusive, especially in areas where resources are limited. -
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Part-time
6 weeks
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Online
 
Distance Learning Centre
UK Online, United Kingdom

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 ... +

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. -
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Part-time
250 hours
English
Online
 
York College
York, United Kingdom

This programme is ideal for students working at Entry Level who require a personalised approach, designed to meet their individual needs.

This programme is ideal for students working at Entry Level who require a personalised approach, designed to meet their individual needs. -
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English
Aug 2021
Campus
 

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Grantham College
Grantham, United Kingdom

This course will be of interest to those with an interest in working with children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities in a school or educational s ... +

This course will be of interest to those with an interest in working with children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities in a school or educational setting and/or who wish to develop their skills and knowledge to a higher level to develop career opportunities or progress to an undergraduate degree. This foundation degree course is run in conjunction with Bishop Grosseteste University. -
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English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Rhodes College Memphis
Memphis, USA

Educational Studies at Rhodes College strives to advance justice, democracy, and equity in underserved public schools, particularly in Memphis, through our interdisciplinary p ... +

Educational Studies at Rhodes College strives to advance justice, democracy, and equity in underserved public schools, particularly in Memphis, through our interdisciplinary programs, partnerships, scholarship, and advocacy. -
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English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
백석 연구소
Cheonan-si, South Korea

The Department of Special Education develops special education teachers with professional skills to develop basic skills and social adaptation skills necessary to live indepen ... +

The Department of Special Education develops special education teachers with professional skills to develop basic skills and social adaptation skills necessary to live independently as a member of society by maximizing the potential of students with disabilities. -
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Korean
Mar 2022
 
FutureLearn
Bath, United Kingdom

Autism is a highly varied condition and can be associated with exceptional academic ability through intellectual disability.

Autism is a highly varied condition and can be associated with exceptional academic ability through intellectual disability. -
Courses
Part-time
4 weeks
English
Online
 

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