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Master of Education in Special Needs Education Degree Programme
The Master of Education in Special Needs Education Degree Programme, like all the other programmes offered by OUSL, is designed for study through the distance mode. It is a 66 credit study programme of two-year (02) duration which is the Level 10 of Sri Lanka Qualification Framework. However, as wider knowledge and critical attitudes are expected from students following a higher degree programme, printed texts are not provided. Instead reading lists and handouts relevant to each course of study will be distributed among the students as and when necessary. As a student reading for a higher degree, it is essential that you engage in self-study.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
To expand opportunities for postgraduate studies in Special Needs Education and Inclusive Education for those who are already serving in the field of education
To develop knowledge, attitudes and skills of individuals to act as leaders, consultants and resource personnel in special needs education
To enhance capacity development in professional reflection, judgment, decision-making and practice to address diverse needs of individuals
To promote research in the field of special needs education
Demonstrate advanced understanding of the theories, policies, legislation and practices underpinning the education of learners of Special Needs Education within national and international contexts
Analyze critically, reflect on and synthesize complex information, problems, concepts and theories of Special Needs Education.
Conduct independent research and inquiry into contemporary issues in Special Needs Education, involving higher order conceptualization, new ideas and personal initiative
Interpret and transmit educational knowledge, pedagogical and professional skills, and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences
Communicate effectively and collaboratively with students with disabilities, their families and other professionals within the legal, ethical and professional practice context.
Use advanced knowledge of Special Needs Education concepts, theories, technologies, policies and pedagogical strategies and critical thinking skills to solve complex problems in Special Needs Education settings.
Apply advanced pedagogic expertise in designing, planning, implementing, adapting and evaluating programs, technologies and resources for a diverse range of learners in Special Needs Education classroom settings.
Act responsibly, ethically and professionally with diverse populations at local, national and global levels.