Specialist Diploma in Special Needs Education

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By: ASAS School

October 14, 2014

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Program Introduction

The phrase ‘special educational needs’ refers to kids who have understanding problems or disabilities that formulate it harder for them to be taught than most children of the same age. In ASAS, we provide you the techniques and methods on enhancing your skills in treating the special needs students. You learn how to work with children or youths who have mixture of disabilities; understand the various teaching methods to assist these children for better living; and how to work closely with the parents to update the progression and promote learning from home.

Potential Career Path in following industry: Special Need Assistant & Teachers, Counselors, Teaching assistants, Teachers in Pre-school, Kindergarten to Secondary level, Childcare worker.

 

Eligibility

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum 16 years old
  • 2 ’O’ Level credits, (OR)
  • Nitec, Higher Nitec or equivalent, (OR)
  • WSQ Certificate (any framework), (OR)
  • Mature Students (minimum 30 years old with 8 years of working experience)

Language Requirements

  • Language proficiency: GCE O Level English C6 and above, or minimum IELTS 5.5

 

Course Commencement Dates

Please click here for the list of dates.

 

Structure and Duration

  • 8 Modules
  • Minimum 12 months, Part-time
  • 2 evenings per week, 6.45pm – 9.15pm
  • Full-time study is not available

 

Assessment Methods

The following types of direct assessment methods are used as evaluation tools for each module:

Assignments (60%)

Mid-term Exam (20%)

Final Exam (20%)

Assignments may consist of Multiple choice, True/False, Short answer questions and written assignment such as essays, Case Studies, Critical Reviews and Research Papers.

 

Delivery Method

Classroom based.

 

 

Graduation Requirements

  • Achieve a minimum 24 credits and earn at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • Students will be conferred Specialist Diploma in Special Needs Education upon completion, awarded by Arium School of Arts & Sciences.

 

Course Fees

Kindly refer to the Payment of Fees page

 

Teaching Staff & Student-Teacher ratio

For complete list and profile of our lecturers, please click here

Average Teacher-Student ratio is 1:45.

 

Program Subjects

Students must complete 1 core and 7 electives.

ASAS does not offer all the subjects listed below each semester or each year. Certain subjects may be offered on an alternate-year basis or as determined by demand. Check with our consultants on the availability of the subjects: http://asasedu.com/contact-us/

Course Plan

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  • Subject Title
  • Credit Hours
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  • 1
  • Freshman Composition 1 (Core)
  • 3
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  • 2
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • 3
  •  
  • 3
  • General Psychology
  • 3
  •  
  • 4
  • Abnormal Child Psychology
  • 3
  •  
  • 5
  • Child Play Therapy
  • 3
  •  
  • 6
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • 3
  •  
  • 7
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • 3
  •  
  • 8
  • Education Psychology
  • 3
  •  
  • 9
  • Counseling
  • 3
  •  
  • 10
  • Psychology of Learning
  • 3
  •  
  • 11
  • Theories of Personality
  • 3
  •  
  • 12
  • Motivation
  • 3
  •  
  • 13
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • 3
  •  
  • 14
  • Developmental Psychology
  • 3
  •  
  • 15
  • Stress Management
  • 3
  •  
  • 16
  • Strategic Classroom Management
  • 3
  •  
  • 17
  • Forensic Psychology
  • 3
  •  
  • 18
  • Write Reports
  • 3
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