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

      1. To expand opportunities for postgraduate studies in Special Needs Education and Inclusive Education for those who are already serving in the field of education
      2. To develop knowledge, attitudes and skills of individuals to act as leaders, consultants and resource personnel in special needs education
      3. To enhance capacity development in professional reflection, judgment, decision-making and practice to address diverse needs of individuals
      4. To promote research in the field of special needs education

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES

      1. Demonstrate advanced understanding of the theories, policies, legislation and practices underpinning the education of learners of Special Needs Education within national and international contexts
      2. Analyze critically, reflect on and synthesize complex information, problems, concepts and theories of Special Needs Education.
      3. Conduct independent research and inquiry into contemporary issues in Special Needs Education, involving higher order conceptualization, new ideas and personal initiative
      4. Interpret and transmit educational knowledge, pedagogical and professional skills, and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences
      5. Communicate effectively and collaboratively with students with disabilities, their families and other professionals within the legal, ethical and professional practice context.
      6. 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.
      7. 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.
      8. Act responsibly, ethically and professionally with diverse populations at local, national and global levels.

Programme Code :
PP
Programme Category :
Master of Education in Special Needs Education
Conducted by :
Dept. of Special Needs Education, Faculty of Education
Programme duration :
This is a two-year programme
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :

Education

   
  • a pass in the Postgraduate Diploma in Special Needs Education from The Open University of Sri Lanka or any other recognized university

OR

  • a pass in the Postgraduate Diploma in Education from The Open University of Sri Lanka or any other recognized university

OR

  • a pass with a minimum GPA 3.0 in Bachelor of Education Degree from The Open University of Sri Lanka or any other recognized university

OR

  • an equivalent or higher qualification acceptable to the Senate


Submission of Online Applications :
From 11-08-2019 to 10-09-2019
Closing Date for Applications:
10th September 2019
Programme Commencing Date:

01st November 2019


 

 

 

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This Post Graduate Diploma programme is conducted by the Department of Special Needs, Faculty of Education.

For more details contact the coordinators, Dr (Mrs) K.A.C.Alwis and Mr. K. Ketheeswaran.


Address :
Head/Department of Special Needs Education, Faculty of Education, The Open University of Sril Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
Contact :
011 288 1492
Email :
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