Master of Special Education

Key features of the course That the Master of Special Education be an academic leader, keeping pace with the needs of society and institutions for people with special needs, in light of moral values. Graduating cadres capable of dealing with and developing the skills of people with special needs in the areas of disabilities, the […]

Designed specifically for experienced educators to help them keep abreast of current trends in thinking and concepts related to inclusive, specialized education, this master’s will contribute to developing your knowledge of specific learning difficulties and help you become a conscious practitioner able to use research to shape your practice.
This master’s provides a solid foundation for understanding the variety of special needs of children of all ages as well as effective teaching strategies and lesson planning for these groups. Combined theory with practice in classroom teaching for people with special needs and comprehensive clinical experiences, with reliance primarily on individual counseling.
This master’s will prepare you to tackle the challenges of dealing with students with special physical, emotional, or mental needs as well as provide you with the tools to deal with gifted students and students with disruptive behavior alike.

Key features of the course

  • That the Master of Special Education be an academic leader, keeping pace with the needs of society and institutions for people with special needs, in light of moral values.
  • Graduating cadres capable of dealing with and developing the skills of people with special needs in the areas of disabilities, the gifted, the talented, and those with special needs. Enriching society with academic and applied research that contributes to its progress within a framework of human values.
  • توفير الكوادر الأكاديمية للعمل في الجامعات أو المؤسسات التي ترعى الأطفال ذوي الاحتياجات الخاصة.
  • التطوير المستمر لأعضاء هيئة التدريس في البرنامج.
  • إثراء المجتمع البحثي والتطبيقي بالدراسات العلمية التطبيقية.

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The first stage - Compulsory courses 72 Credits

1
Scientific Research Methodology

The course includes scientific research methods related to defining scientific research and clarifying its importance, types, steps and methods. It also deals with the sources and methods of data collection and methods of data analysis as well as methods of inspection and estimation and all statistical methods that can be used in the processes of analysis and scientific research in the fields of economics and management.

2
Vocational rehabilitation for people with disabilities

This course deals with the concept of vocational rehabilitation and its objectives, the philosophy of rehabilitation, the elements of rehabilitation for persons with disabilities, and the principles of vocational rehabilitation for the different categories of disabilities. Vocational rehabilitation services: assessment, counseling and guidance, vocational training and employment, IPE occupational analysis, readiness of persons with disabilities to work, individual work plans, work skills, protected workshops, follow-up, legislation and laws in the field of employment of persons with disabilities.

3
Guidance in special education

The course aims to train students to provide counseling services to special groups. The course deals with the guidance of people with different disabilities, people with learning difficulties, slow learners, the gifted and the creative, the conditions of each of these groups separately, their needs and problems, the methods of evaluating and meeting them, developing sufficient skills to care for and deal with these groups and provide advisory services to the surrounding individuals.

4
Assessment in special education

This course deals with the concept of evaluation, its objectives, forms, tools, special considerations for each category of disability, legal and ethical considerations related to evaluation in special education, interpretation of evaluation results and preparing reports.

5
Sensory impairment

This course aims to identify and define sensory disabilities, their causes, types, and methods of prevention. This course deals with the different personal, social and cognitive characteristics of people with sensory disabilities, their curricula and tools, their teaching methods, and their help in academic and social adjustment. This course discusses the reality of the services provided and available to persons with sensory disabilities at the global and local levels.

6
Behavior modification in special education

This course deals with the design and implementation of behavior modification programs in the field of special education, practical applications in modifying the behavior of people with special needs, a critical review and analysis of the literature on modifying the behavior of people with special needs, single case design: repeated measurement, choosing a base line, design A, B and its various forms. Statistical analysis, re-experimentation, ethics of behavior modification with people with special needs, training parents on ways to use behavior modification, recent studies and issues in the field of behavior modification for people with special needs.

Optional courses 24 Credits

1
Computer applications in learning

This course is offered in the master's program in the course of curricula and teaching methods, and it included introducing the computer, how it is used in education, and the most important Google applications in the educational process.

2
Teaching strategies in special education

This article deals with a definition of teaching strategies in special education, educational theories and philosophies related to specialized teaching, with a focus on the basic principles of teaching, development, enrichment and appropriateness of educational content, strategies of cognitive and behavioral education according to each disability, and modern global trends with regard to modifying curricula, methods, and trends. And related legislation, with an extensive discussion of the results of relevant scientific studies at the Arab and international levels.

3
Advanced Studies in Disability

This course aims to identify the basic concepts of different disabilities, their prevalence and different definitions, their causes, personal, academic and social characteristics, methods of evaluating and diagnosing each of these disabilities and the nature of special programs and services imposed by these disabilities in the areas of communication, academic education, adaptation and vocational training. In addition to effective cooperation between specialists and various community institutions.

4
Life skills for people with special needs

This course deals with life skills for people with special needs, the most important of which are: self-defense and self-determination, skills for taking care of personal needs, awareness of public safety issues, managing financial and personal affairs, food, clothing, recreation, self-awareness, self-confidence, and social skills. independence, family and community life skills, problem solving, communication with others, and professional development.

5
Research studies in learning difficulty

This course aims to define learning difficulties, identify their causes and types, and identify the characteristics of students with learning difficulties and their relationship to mental disabilities and slow learners. This course deals with the historical development of programs and services in the field of educational difficulties, theories of interpretation of learning difficulties, and the various procedures for measuring, diagnosing and treating learning difficulties.

6
Psychological and social dimensions of disability

This course includes disability as a source of stress, defense responses, surrender, coexistence and adaptation to disability, the impact of disability on disabled individuals and their families and their reactions to it, the repercussions of disability on aspects of physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of the disabled individual, the impact of disability on the personality and behavior of the disabled individual, and the relationship between the categories of disability. Different and specific personality traits and the results of studies in this field, disability, deviations and psychological disorders, societal reactions to disability and the disabled, and recent studies in the field of psychological dimensions of disability.

The second stage - Practical Training 30 Credits

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Practical Training

In practical training, the student is assigned to teach a virtual course chosen by the college from among the courses studied by the student at the bachelor's level. The student should divide this course from twelve to fourteen brief lectures. The student presents each lecture in the form of a written summary of its topic in Word or PDF format, accompanied by a video recording of it with the student's voice using Power Point, the duration of which is no less than ten minutes and not more than about twenty minutes.

The thrid stage - Master's Thesis 54 Credits

1
Master’s Thesis

The student submits a request to the university administration to register a master’s thesis, along with a proposed topic in one of the subspecialty tracks.

● If the initial approval of the subject title is achieved, the college council will designate a supervisor to guide and follow up the student in preparing the plan.

● The research plan includes the importance of the topic and a critical presentation of previous studies in it, specifically the research problem, then defining the study's curriculum and its main hypotheses or questions that you want to answer, and the division of the study and its sources.

● The student presents his proposed plan in a scientific seminar, discussing the plan as a topic and an approach.

● The student adjusts his plan based on the professors' observations in the seminar if he is asked to amend.

● After the seminar, the plan is presented to the college council to take its decision regarding the registration of the subject.

● In the event of approval, the college council’s decision is presented to the university council to approve registration, and the registration date is calculated from the university council’s approval date

To study a master’s degree at International Suleiman College, applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university. At International Suleiman College, we believe that a bachelor's degree is no longer enough to compete in the labor market, so we offer high-quality postgraduate programs for anyone who has a bachelor's degree and wishes to achieve their academic and research ambitions.
International Suleiman College provides a study commensurate with the student's capabilities, especially in line with the time allotted daily for study, given that the master's student has practical and social responsibilities. We expect fully taught students to be able to obtain a master's degree within two academic years. We expect students studying partially to be able to obtain a master's degree within 3-4 years of study.
The academic year is divided into four semesters. In each semester, the student is allowed to register a maximum of two research courses and one minimum course with a maximum of 24 credit hours and a minimum of 12 credit hours. Classes are distributed as follows: • The first semester begins at the beginning of the third week of October and ends at the end of the third week of December. • The second semester begins at the beginning of the first week of January and ends at the end of the first week of March. • The third semester begins at the beginning of the second week of March and ends at the end of the second week of May. • The fourth semester begins at the beginning of the fourth week of May and ends at the end of the fourth week of July. • Summer vacation begins at the beginning of August and continues for the third week of October. • After the end of each semester, a two-week vacation is scheduled between semesters.
The tuition fee is £75 per credit hour, • Students are allowed to register a maximum of 24 credit hours each semester and 12 credit hours as a minimum. • The student pays a one-time enrollment fee of 200 pounds when registering with the ISC • The student pays 100 sterling pounds per semester as the registration fee for study subjects. • The iddat hour = four actual hours.
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