Degree Course

B.Ed. in Special Educational Needs – Asian College of Teachers

Asian College of Teachers, a multi-award winning institution affiliated to the prestigious European International University (EIU-Paris) offers an online B.Ed. in Special Education course (Bachelor of Education in Special Educational Needs). The course is designed for all those teachers who want to enhance their skills and efficiency level to teach students in inclusive classrooms that includes children with special needs. The course involves the latest curriculum focusing on topics like ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome and other Learning Disabilities along with a perception on designing and delivering specially designed instruction and understanding of Individualized Education Program (IEP).

The curriculum is created by skilled academicians highlighting the important areas of SEN and the global trends in the field of inclusive teaching. The curriculum helps the teaching aspirants in developing their overall knowledge, techniques, skills, and confidence of teaching students in inclusive classrooms all over the world. The degree will be awarded by the prestigious European International University (EIU- Paris) which lends a global edge to the course making it apt for aspirants interested to pursue and dream of a successful inclusive teaching career.

To boost your skills, enrol in Bachelor's degree in special education online program offered by ACT and get prepared to evolve into an effective inclusive or shadow teacher in today’s 21st century global classrooms.

You will examine key points such as:

1. Knowing students having ADHD and understanding the diagnostic process
2. Understanding the effect of ADHD on emotion, attention, memory & academic performance
3. Identifying Down Syndrome and its causes and complications
4. Identifying the basic features of autism and assisting them in their difficulties
5. Guiding them in the shift from adolescence to adulthood
6 Knowing about Asperger’s Syndrome; Fragile X Syndrome; High Functioning Autism
7. Learning Strategies and Assessment Techniques for Students with LD
8. Understanding Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) and Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit

Upon completion of the Bachelor in special needs education, the learners will be able to:

  • Get to know the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Down Syndrome, Autism and various Learning Disabilities.
  • Learn about ADHD and Brain Activation, ADHD and Activity Level and how teachers can recognize the symptoms of ADHD of a student in a classroom.
  • Get an idea of Down Syndrome, learn its history and causes and complications of this syndrome.
  • Identify if there is an autistic child in your classroom and find out the different behavioural problem that might create an obstruction in the social development of the child.
  • Identify students with learning disabilities and get a proper guideline which can help the children with LD to do well in life by overcoming them.
  • Recognize the difficulties of the learners in an inclusive classroom consisting of both regular students and those with special needs.
  • Learn about the varied autistics and Learning Disability disorders common in children


Admission Requirement

Higher education are easily accessible than ever before mainly due to the presence of online colleges. This is quite beneficial for students as availing a college degree is one of the best ways to move ahead in your career. ACT’s learning experiences are quite suitable for your schedule. Every subject is designed keeping in mind the requirement of adult learners and provides a flexible timetable that suits almost every lifestyle.

Students are becoming more inclined towards online learning as a suitable alternative to on-campus study. It offers you the opportunity to study abroad remotely, at a university that does not fall under your home country! The profile and background of every adult is different, and the cases are addressed accordingly for each individual. You can reach us to get your doubts cleared directly. Then, you can straightaway apply for admission. Please note that ACT does not provide visa and immigration services, because all our distance learning degree programs can be completed from home.

Admission to the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Special Educational Needs is open to students from all disciplines.

  • High School
  • Recognised Bachelor Degree in any field or equivalent level
  • Life Experience and prior learning credits are available
  • English Level – IELTS Level 5.0 or High School study of all subjects in English or at least 55% marks in English in your High School is desired Knowledge of Internet and browsing, MS Word and Online Research Skill is desired

Program Requirement

The Bachelor of special education online program under Faculty of Education have three distinct parts:

  • Part One – Foundation Course which comprises of 6 Subjects with 30 optional credits
  • Part Two – Core Program comes with 50 credits and 10 Subjects
  • Part Three – Specialization of Subjects, comes with 40 credits divided into 8 Specialized subjects

*Part one needs to be completed by students with no first degree and no experience in teaching
To receive a degree in the program of study the student must achieve the following:

  • Complete and successfully pass Foundation, Core and Specialization as prescribed in the program specification.
  • Obtain a score of 50% and above to satisfactorily pass each subject.
  • Complete the full program of study in minimum duration of 18 months, and a maximum duration of up to 36 months.
  • However, those unable to complete the program within the stipulated time will be given a grace period of 1 year and the student would be required to pay a maintenance bench fee to finish his/her degree within that grace period.
  • Students can attend 6 Live Online Webinar Sessions during the entire program from expert teachers at no additional cost.

Curriculum and Credits

Foundation (30 credits Optional)

  • English
  • Communication Strategies
  • Digital Literacy
  • Becoming a better learner
  • Critical Thinking
  • Research Skills & Conducting Accurate Internet Research

Core (50 credits)

  • Foundations of Education
  • Instructional Methods
  • Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation in Education
  • Professional Ethics in Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Issues and Trends in Special Education
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Approaches to Classroom Management

Specializations (40 credits)

Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • 1. Understanding students
  • 2. Diagnostic Process
  • 3. Are they putting in the Effort?
  • 4. ADHD and Brain Activation
  • 5. ADHD and Activity Level

Impact of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • 1. Attention and ADHD
  • 2. The Emotional Impact of ADHD
  • 3. Memory
  • 4. Problem-Solving for Academic Performance

Understanding Down Syndrome

  • 1. Down Syndrome – Definition and History
  • 2. Identifying Down Syndrome in Children
  • 3. Causes and Complications of Down Syndrome
  • 4. Teaching Children with Down Syndrome
  • 5. Inclusive Education for Children with Down Syndrome

Autism – Features, Identification and Support

  • 1. Meet Autistic Students
  • 2. Understand the common characteristics of HFA/AS
  • 3. Discover how your students think
  • 4. Nurture students' social skills

Autism – A Closer Look

  • 1. Encourage language reciprocity
  • 2. Autism and Inclusive Education
  • 3. Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
  • 4. Asperger's Syndrome; Fragile X Syndrome; High Functioning Autism

Learning Disabilities – Identification and Instructional Approaches

  • 1. Understanding Learning Disabilities
  • 2. Identifying Students with LDs
  • 3. Making sense of the IEPs
  • 4. Understanding Service Locations

Learning Disabilities – Helping your learners with LD

  • 1. Learning the Right Teaching Strategies
  • 2. Learning Strategies and Assessment Techniques for Students with LD
  • 3. Dyslexia
  • 4. Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia

Learning Disabilities – A Deeper Look into Varied Disorders

  • 1. Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
  • 2. Language Processing Disorder
  • 3. Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
  • 4. Dyspraxia

Fees

You can take a look at the different payment options available here. One can pay via Online Bank Transfer, Credit Card, PayPal or Cash at our Global Centers.

Total fee

  • 2400 GBP – If Paying from UK or EU
  • 93,000 Thai Baht – If Paying in Asia
  • 200,000 INR – If Paying in India

All the fees are inclusive of tax. Fees include all: Program of study, LMS access, evaluation and assessment, study guide, diploma and transcript. Extra charges are applicable for any kind of Diploma and Transcript dispatch to your country. Certificate Notary and Apostille charges are different from that of Europe. You can contact your admission adviser for more details. Degree and Transcript is issued by The European International University, Paris and a program participation certification is given by Asian College of Teachers.>

Scholarships

Scholarships and financial aid are offered by Asian College Of Teachers for all those pursuing online learning degree programs. The tuition scholarship fund for distance learning degree programs will be provided according to the policy available and the Dean’s office from time to time. You can also get Academic Scholarship, Athletic Scholarship, Creative Scholarships and Community Service Scholarship from ACT on request.

Certification

To receive a degree in the program of study the student must achieve the following:

  • Complete and successfully pass Foundation, Core and Specialization as prescribed in the program specification.
  • Obtain a score of 50% and above to satisfactorily pass each subject.
  • Complete the full program of study in minimum duration of 18 months, and a maximum duration of up to 36 months. However, those unable to complete the program within the stipulated time will be given a grace period of 1 year and the stude
  • nt would be required to pay a maintenance bench fee to finish his/her degree within that grace period.
  • Students can attend 6 Live Online Webinar Sessions during the entire program from expert teachers at no additional cost. Trainees are awarded Bachelor of Education in Special Educational Needs by the well-known European International University (EIU- Paris) and a Letter of Completion from Asian College of Teachers (ACT).

Refund Policy

Once students enrol for a course, they are only responsible for quitting any course they decide not to continue.

  • Once you take admission in the program and want to immediately quit before any access has been granted - 50% of the tuition fee will be refunded
  • No refund will be provided to students who have received course access and have already started off with the program from ACT
  • Read all Terms and Conditions before making payments
  • Processing of refunds make take up to 3 months

Career

Earning a Bachelor of Education in Special Educational Needs (B.Ed. in SEN) degree can offer the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of your learners.

Apart from teaching, there are various other career options in special education that can make you fulfil your dreams in this field. Many aspiring teachers who pursue B.Ed. in Special Education Needs often prefer teaching in an inclusive classroom setting, but pursuing this B.Ed. degree can offer you different type of careers that help people or children with special needs.

However, not every alternative individual pursuing a B.Ed. in Special Education Needs ends up in the inclusive classroom as this degree opens up a plethora of job opportunities in different areas that direct them towards different career paths. After pursuing this course, you can continue your role of a teacher in an inclusive classroom and help special needs students if you recognize them in your classroom or choose to become successful shadow teachers.

Several careers related to be special education needs provide competitive salaries, flexible work life and modern amenities that you cannot find in public or private-school educators. There are always rewarding and fruitful careers outside of the school setting after completing your online B.Ed. in Special Education Needs. Whether you choose to remain in the classroom setup or avail other options, it is always beneficial to broaden your career prospects.

Awarding Body

All degrees will be conferred by The European International University (EIU– Paris). Students will also receive a Certificate of Completion from Asian College of Teachers (ACT).

European International University is a private higher education establishment authorized by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education, Research, and Innovation, in accordance to and in compliance with the French Education Act: Code de l’Education Articles L 444-1 to 444-11 and R 444-1 to 444-28.

Accreditation

Asian College of Teachers (ACT), an award-winning institution with a strong global presence and 600+ school network in Asia, provides research-led, broad range of courses in Education that prepare globally competent educators and leaders.

  • ACT provides world-class, international higher education curricula in Education led by an Academic Body comprising highly qualified and internationally accomplished educators and industry experts.
  • ACT's higher education programs are duly validated and certified by The European International University, EIU-Paris.
  • Asian College of Teachers (ACT) is affiliated to The European International University, EIU-Paris.
  • Students successfully completing ACT's cutting-edge international education curricula will receive ACT's certification of completion as well as the Bachelor’s, Masters or Professional Doctoral degree from The European International University, EIU-Paris.
  • The European International University, EIU-Paris is a private, independent higher education provider.
  • EIU – Paris, is a private higher education establishment authorized by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education, Research, and Innovation.
  • The European International University, EIU-Paris is accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC).
  • EIU-Paris is duly authorized as a Professional Training service provider in accordance with Article R.6351-6 of the French Employment Code, under the registration number: 11755784775, with the prefecture of the region of ILE-DE-FRANCE.
  • EIU – Paris holds organizational membership with CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMICS, a U.K. and Wales registered R&D organization whose sole purpose is to enhance the visibility of research themes beyond global approaches and coverage.
  • ACT is a member of CPD Certification Service UK and ACT courses are accredited by the International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE) and endorsed by NCC Education, an Ofqual regulated awarding organization and a global provider of British education.

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