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.
Postgraduate Diploma in Special Needs Education
The Department of Special Needs Education of the Faculty of Education offers this fifteen-month programme. The medium of instruction will be determined on the basis of the student number in each medium. The target group is graduate teachers who are interested in Special Needs Education. This programme has been accepted by the Ministry of Education as equivalent to the Post-graduate Diploma in Education offered by the OUSL and any other Post-graduate Diplomas offered by any other conventional university.
Bachelor of Education Honours in Special Needs Education
The Department of Special Needs Education of the Faculty of Education has developed this programme in collaboration with the respective Faculties/ Departments of the Open University of Sri Lanka.
The principal goal of this programme is to develop professional knowledge, attitudes and skills of the participants. The course would deal comprehensively with all aspects of Special Needs Education.
Short Course on Teaching Children with Learning Disabilities
There is chance that a lot of classrooms might have a few students with Learning Disabilities (LD). Teachers face tremendous challenges teaching these students, because students with Learning Disabilities often experience significant
difficulties with academic content due to their weaknesses in reading, comprehension, writing, mathematics skills and vocabulary-learning skills. Therefore, there is an urgent need for teachers to be trained to teach these children successfully. This course will offer the required knowledge, skills and teaching strategies for teachers to teach primary and secondary level school children with LD.