Master of Arts in Education with Special Education

Asian College of Teachers' MA in Education with Special Education aims at preparing 21 st century educators to teach in global educational and inclusive settings.

MA in Education with Special Education – Asian College of Teachers (ACT)

MA in Education with Special Educational Needs is the course for you if you want to gain comprehensive knowledge in ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome and other Learning Disabilities and Individualized Education Program (IEP). With a maximum duration of 36 months, the masters in special needs education has 90 credits that have been divided among Foundation, Core, and Specialization and Capstone Project.

The course comprises of course topics in ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome and Learning Disabilities in the Specialization section and a 5000 words paper on a topic chosen by you from three options provided in the curriculum. The course being offered online serves as an advantage for all aspirants who can pursue this course from anywhere and at any time.

The program focuses on some major elements such as

  • Understanding the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Down Syndrome, Autism and various Learning Disabilities.
  • Learning about ADHD and Brain Activation, ADHD and Activity Level and how teachers can identify ADHD symptoms.
  • Gaining comprehension of the Down Syndrome, know about its history and causes and complications of this syndrome.
  • Being able to identify the symptoms in children with Down Syndrome which will help you in teaching process.
  • Identify the difficulties of the learners in an inclusive classroom where both regular students and those with disabilities study together.

Curriculum and credits

Foundation (10 credits)

  • Psychology and Characteristics of Learners
  • Conducting Accurate Internet Research

Core (30 credits)

  • Developing, Planning & Designing learning Environment
  • Digital literacy – 21st Century Classroom
  • Assessment & Evaluation in Education
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Behavioral Management – Social and Emotional Competence of Learners
  • Introduction to Education Research

Specializations (20 credits)

  • Learn about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Understanding Down Syndrome
  • Autism – Features, Identification and Support
  • Learning Disabilities – Identification and Instructional Approaches

Capstone Project (30 credits) - Choose 1

  • Prepare a paper on any one topic of by attending a one live online webinar from ACT – 5000 words
  • Attend any seminar in Education in your region and create a reflective paper on the same – 5000 words
  • Research Paper – ‘Building an Inclusive Classroom Environment’ – 5000 words

Course Duration

The full program of study can be completed ... within a minimum duration of 12 months, and a maximum duration of up to 24 months. However, those unable to complete the program within the stipulated time will be given a grace period of 1 year and you would be required to pay a maintenance bench fee to finish your degree within that grace period. There are a total of 90 credit hours and the course is conducted on a 100% online mode of learning.
The entire Master program under Faculty of Education has four distinct parts:

Part One – Foundation Course which comprises of 10 credits and 3 Subjects
Part Two – Core Program comes with 30 credits and 6 Subjects
Part Three – Specialization of Subjects comes with 20 credits divided into 4 Specialized subjects
Part Four – Capstone Project which is a reflective research work comprises of 30 credits


Candidates willing to enrol requires a recognised ... graduate degree in any field / equivalent level
Life Experience and prior learning credits are also applicable
Requires English proficiency with a level of - IELTS Level 5.0 or High School study of all subjects in English or at least 55% marks in English in your High School
Knowledge of internet and browsing, MS Word and online research skill is required

Course Fee

The Master’s program is reinforced by a robust ... emphasis on education along with honing the technological skills to implement in the classroom, which will engage 21st century learners. You will be equipped with both theoretical and practical aspects, regarding the learning and teaching of learners in a digitally enhanced field of education.
2400 GBP – If paying from UK or EU
100000 THB – If paying in Asia
2,10,000 INR – If paying in India

Refund Policy

Once you register for a course, you are responsible ... for dropping any course you decide not to attend.
Once you have enrolled in the program and you wish to immediately pull out before any access has been granted - 50% of the tuition fee will be refunded
No refund for students who have received course access and have already started off with the program from ACT
Kindly go through all Terms and Conditions before making payments
Processing of refunds make take up to 3 months


To receive a degree in the program of study, ... you must achieve the following:
Complete and pass Foundation, Core and Specialization along with the Capstone project as prescribed in the program specification
Obtain a score of 50% and above to satisfactorily pass each subject
Trainees are awarded Master of Arts in Education with TESOL by the well-known European International University (EIU – Paris)
Students will receive Letter of Completion from Asian College of Teachers (ACT)

The ACT Advantage

Apart from the expected teaching profession, there are several other sought-after careers that can help you fulfil your dreams as this master degree course from ACT can open up a variety of avenues to help children with special needs. However, you can as well continue to be a regular teacher in an inclusive classroom too.

On the other hand, you can always find rewarding careers outside of the school setting with this degree. Other than being inclusive teachers/shadow teachers, several job opportunities at organizations that provide training, services or advocacy to individuals with disabilities may knock your door. With competitive salaries, work flexibility and career advancement options, they are better options as well.

Whether you choose to be a teacher in the classroom or pursue other options, this online masters in special education course will help you move several steps ahead in your professional career in education.

  • Complete Academic Support throughout the course
  • Courses are 100% online accelerated degrees
  • Study materials available online
  • Can connect with experienced tutors
  • 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. Read More
  • 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.
Admission Process

Please find below the detailed steps to be followed as a part of the admission process.

Step 1 :

ACT’s admission process is quite easy and compliant

Step 2 :

Candidates can apply online and send in their application

Step 3 :

ACT’s admission department will contact candidates via mail

Step 4 :

Candidates can opt for any form of payment method

Step 5 :

Applications are now open; it takes only 5 minutes to complete

Student Reviews


Full of knowledge and useful information, suggestion for lesson plan and ideas for support learning. The knowledge, as mother and "home" teacher was incomplete, after this course I'm feel more comfortable in these topics.

Catherine Streng

Catherine Streng

It was hard work but I learned a lot. Because of this it was well worth it and I am well on my way to succeeding in my goal to become an English teacher in Asia. Instead of being scared as I previously was, I am only a little bit nervous now that I have this experience under my belt.

Joseph Cachia

Joseph Cachia

It was a challenge for me as it been a long time since I had done any academic studying but the course was structured well overall as the course progressed I was relating more to what I was doing at school and implementing them and seeing results I could see my self-confidence growing thru the course.

Melissa Laurin

Melissa Laurin

The course was very informative and I really liked the fact that I could do the Work on my own time. That made less pressure and I could do my best work for the assignments.

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