Special Education Degree Courses

Learn to create an effective inclusive classroom

Course synopsis

If you are willing to become a global SEN educator and looking for a comprehensive program in Special Education course then the SEN program by Asian College of Teachers (ACT) is apt for you. ACT, the leader in teacher education in Asia, offers the program in three levels, i.e. Certificate, Diploma and Post Graduate level. The courses are offered in an online mode and are designed to suit the needs of both aspiring and working teachers and professionals willing to be associated with teaching children with SEN. The program will provide you with a detailed knowledge in Learning Disabilities, ADHD and Autism which will provide you with a solid base in these arenas.

The Post Graduate Diploma level also includes a CACHE endorsed online course in “Recognising and Supporting Children with Special Needs” which is another professional course aimed at acquainting you with the correct approaches to follow when it comes to providing guidance and support. The qualifications and certificates from ACT and CACHE are sure to boost your career growth and provide you with the opportunity to have a fruitful career associated with the education and welfare of SEN students.

Who Should Attend?

The course is beneficial for:

  • Class teachers in inclusive classrooms
  • Aspiring/experienced special education teachers
  • Shadow teachers
  • Preschool teachers
  • Assistant teachers
  • Kindergarten and Elementary School Teacher
  • Middle School Teachers
  • Secondary School Teachers
  • Advisors/ counsellors in educational institutes
  • Budding entrepreneurs looking to open a crèche or a day-care centre

Certificate in Special Education

Curriculum :

Learning Disability

  • Phase 1 : Understanding and Identifying Students with LDs
  • Phase 2 : Making sense of the IEPs
  • Phase 3 : Learning the Right Teaching Strategies
  • Phase 4 : Helping Students with Word Identification Problems
  • Phase 5 : Helping Students with Reading Comprehension Problems

ADHD

  • Phase 1 : Understanding Students with ADHD
  • Phase 2 : Understand the Common Characteristics of HFA/AS
  • Phase 3 : Discover How Your Students Think
  • Phase 4 : Nurture Students' Social Skills
  • Phase 5 : Encourage Language Reciprocity

Autism

  • Phase 1 : Meet your Students with Autism
  • Phase 2 : Understand the Common Characteristics of HFA/AS
  • Phase 3 : Discover How Your Students Think
  • Phase 4 : Nurture Students' Social Skills
  • Phase 5 : Encourage Language Reciprocity

Diploma in Special Education Syllabus

Learning Disability

  • Phase 1 : Understanding Learning Disabilities
  • Phase 2 : Identifying Students with LDs
  • Phase 3 : Modifying Your Classroom
  • Phase 4 : Managing Student Behaviour
  • Phase 5 : Instructional Methods to help students with LD overcome challenges in an Inclusive Classroom
  • Phase 6 : Learning Strategies & Assessment Techniques for students with LD
  • Phase 7 : Dyslexia
  • Phase 8 : Dysgraphia & Dyscalculia

ADHD

  • Phase 1 : Understanding Students with ADHD
  • Phase 2 : Understanding Students with ADHD
  • Phase 3 : Problem-Solving for Academic Performance
  • Phase 4 : Classroom Beliefs and Rules
  • Phase 5 : Preplanning and Facilitating an ADHD-Friendly Classroom
  • Phase 6 : Role of Family
  • Phase 7 : Clinical Diagnosis of ADHD

Down Syndrome

  • Phase 1 :Definition and History
  • Phase 2 :Identifying Down Syndrome in Children
  • Phase 3 :Causes and Complications of Down Syndrome
  • Phase 4 :Teaching Children with Down Syndrome
  • Phase 5 :Inclusive Education for Children with Down Syndrome

PG Diploma in Special Education Syllabus

Learning Disability

  • Phase 1 : Understanding Learning Disabilities
  • Phase 2 : Identifying Students with LDs
  • Phase 3 : Modifying Your Classroom
  • Phase 4 : Managing Student Behaviour
  • Phase 5 : Instructional Methods to help students with LD overcome challenges in an Inclusive Classroom
  • Phase 6 : Learning Strategies & Assessment Techniques for students with LD
  • Phase 7 : Dyslexia
  • Phase 8 : Dysgraphia & Dyscalculia
  • Phase 9 : Language Processing Disorder

ADHD

  • Phase 1 : Understanding Students with ADHD
  • Phase 2 : The Emotional Impact of ADHD
  • Phase 3 : Problem-Solving for Academic Performance
  • Phase 4 : Preplanning and Facilitating an ADHD-Friendly Classroom
  • Phase 5 : Problem-Solving for Academic Performance
  • Phase 6 : Role of Family
  • Phase 7 : Clinical Diagnosis of ADHD
  • Phase 9 : Role of Teacher and Parents

Down Syndrome

  • Phase 1 :Definition and History
  • Phase 2 :Identifying Down Syndrome in Children
  • Phase 3 :Causes and Complications of Down Syndrome
  • Phase 4 :Teaching Children with Down Syndrome
  • Phase 5:Inclusive Education for Children with Down Syndrome

Autism

  • Phase 1 : Meet your Students with Autism
  • Phase 2 : Understand the Common Characteristics of HFA/AS
  • Phase 3 : Nurture Students' Social Skills
  • Phase 4 : Encourage Language Reciprocity
  • Phase 5 : Work with Sensory Sensitivities
  • Phase 6 : Autism and Inclusive Education
  • Phase 7 : Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
  • Phase 8 :
    • Asperger Syndrome (AS)
    • High Functioning Autism (HFA)
    • Fragile X Syndrome (FXS)
  • Phase 9 :Types of Play Skill for Autistic Learners

PG Diploma in Special Education Syllabus (Triple Certificate)

ADHD

  • Phase 1:Understanding students
  • Phase 2 :Diagnostic Process
  • Phase 3 :Are they putting in the Effort?
  • Phase 4 :ADHD and Brain Activation
  • 5 :ADHD and Activity Level
  • Phase 6 :Role of Parents
  • Phase 7 :Clinical Diagnosis of ADHD
  • Phase 8 :Down Syndrome
  • Phase 9 :Role of Teacher and Parents for Supporting Children with ADHD

Down Syndrome

  • Down Syndrome – Definition and History
  • Identifying Down Syndrome in Children
  • Causes and Complications of Down Syndrome
  • Teaching Children with Down Syndrome
  • Inclusive Education for Children with Down Syndrome

Autism

  • Phase 1 :Meet Autistic Students
  • Phase 2 :Understand the common characteristics of HFA/AS
  • Phase 3 :Discover how your students think
  • Phase 4 :Nurture students' social skills
  • Phase 5 :Encourage language reciprocity
  • M Phase 6 :Autism and Inclusive Education
  • Phase 7 :Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
  • Phase 8 a :Asperger's Syndrome
  • Phase 8 b :Fragile X Syndrome
  • Phase 8 c :High Functioning Autism
  • Phase 9 :Types of Play Skills for Autistic Learners

Learning Disabilities

  • LD Phase 1 :Understanding Learning Disabilities
  • LD Phase 2 :Identifying Students with LDs
  • LD Phase 3 :Making sense of the IEPs
  • Phase 4 :Understanding Service Locations
  • LD Phase 5 :Learning the Right Teaching Strategies
  • LD Phase 6 : Learning Strategies and Assessment Techniques for Students with Learning Disabilities
  • LD Phase 7 :Dyslexia
  • LD Phase 8 :Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia
  • LD Phase 9 : Language Processing Disorder

Certificate in Counselling Course for Teachers

Phase 1 – Teaching and Counselling – Changing Role of the Teacher

  • a) Teacher – the ‘role model’
  • b) The Role of Psychology in Today’s Society
  • c) Why the need for ‘counselling’ in Today’s Teachers
  • Phase 2 – Introduction to the Different Schools of Psychology

    • a) Behavioural
    • b) Cognitive
    • c) Personality

    Phase 3 – Introduction to Counselling Skills

    • a) Listening & Communication
    • b) Interview Technique & Questioning
    • c) Ethics in Counselling

    Phase 4 – Multicultural Counselling

    • a) Religious
    • b) Ethnic & Racial
    • c) Sexual

    Phase 5 – Role of Family in Counselling

    • a) Classical & Extended Family Structure
    • b) Changing Family Structure in Contemporary Society

    6 – Classroom Behavioural Psychology

    • a) Bullying
    • b) Conduct Disorder
    • c) Absenteeism & Substance Abuse
    • d) Fears & Phobias

    Phase 7 – Classroom Management

    • a) Discipline
    • b) Punishment

    Phase 8 – Goal of Counselling

    • a) Conflict Resolution
    • b) Behavioural Modification
    • c) Improving Relationships

    Certificate in Teaching

  • Chapter 1 Observation Chapter
  • Chapter 2 Narration
  • Chapter 3 Discussion
  • Chapter 4 Explanation
  • Chapter 5 Questioning
  • Chapter 6 Demonstration
  • Chapter 7 Application
  • Chapter 8 Experiments
  • Chapter 9 Discovery Learning
  • Chapter 10 Feedback
  • Chapter 11 Graphic Organisers and Visualisation
  • Chapter 12 Grouping
  • Chapter 13 Checklists
  • Chapter 14 Product Descriptors and Rubrics

(Additional course with PG Diploma Level by paying an additional amount of 120 USD : CACHE endorsed online course
- Recognising and Supporting Children with Special Needs).


(Kindly note if candidates are interested to earn extra certificates from TQUK, additional 150 USD will be levied on the fees).

How do you learn?

  • Online mode of learning
  • Course accessible from any corner of the globe at any time
  • Being an online program, you can pursue the course alongside other commitments in your life
  • Comprehensive study materials
  • Our co-ordinators and tutors provide support and guidance throughout
  • Assignments at the end of each module
  • Support team is there to clear your doubts and queries

Career Path

Get the opportunity to become an accomplished

  • Teacher in an inclusive classroom
  • Shadow teacher
  • Assistant teacher
  • Teacher-in-charge
  • Advisor/ counsellor
  • Budding entrepreneur

After successfully completing this professional course on Special Education, you will find many new and exciting job prospects opening up in your professional teaching career. Any course you choose will instil the required knowledge base and lend expertise to keep you one step ahead of others.

The qualification/s and certificate/s are sure to benefit those who have opened or are willing to open day care facilities or crèche. Since this course is internationally recognized, it will be helpful for those looking for employment opportunities across the globe and help you in realizing your dream of teaching abroad.

Course Duration and Fees

  • Course duration of Certificate level is 4 months, Diploma level is 8 months and P G level is 12 months
  • Access to the CACHE course will be valid for 12 months' period
  • Courses can be pursued in the fast-track mode
  • You can learn at your own pace and time
  • Course materials can be accessed anytime, anywhere
  • Avail Certificate course at a reasonable range
  • Courses are conducted online with provisions for doubt-clearing sessions
  • Two separate certificates from ACT and CACHE for P G level
Course Name Duration USD GBP THB
Certificate 4 months 300 USD 250 GBP 10000 THB
Diploma 8 months 550 USD 425 GBP 18000 THB
PG Diploma (Single-Certificate) 12 months 750 USD 575 GBP 25000 THB
PG Diploma (Triple-Certificate) 12 months 900 USD 700 GBP 30000 THB

Support from ACT

  • Complete support throughout the course – email us your queries and we will reach out to you at the earliest
  • You can learn at your own pace and convenience
  • 100% placement assistance for all our students

Complete online support from our experienced tutors of Asian College of Teachers for the Special Education program. Our tutors are committed to helping you achieving your learning goals and are always there to share their knowledge and provide you solutions regarding your queries. Our tutors and coordinators provide you the much needed support and will guide you throughout. Since the course offers flexible learning you can take the opportunity to learn at your own pace and clear all your doubts as and when required.

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ACT SEN courses

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This is a very helpful course. It gives me more information and understanding in coping with children with special needs.

SHERYL ESGUERRA
Philippines, Dasmarinas City

Experience was good . . . Looking forward to have a great future in this field with the knowledge gained from the course.

SUVARNA Abu Dhabi, UAE
Online SEN Courses
Online courses

Asian College of Teachers offers a selected range of unique courses in Special Education, Autism, ADHD and Learning Disabilities for both aspiring and working teaching professionals interested in the field of SEN. Courses are offered in online mode and can be pursued from anywhere.

Blended SEN Courses
Blended courses

Blended Courses in Special Education are designed for those willing to step into the world of SEN and study in both a traditional setting and online mode. The blended course emphasizes ADHD, Autism, other learning disabilities, Down’s syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Asperger’s Syndrome.

ACT gave me the opportunity to truly understand the children with special needs. The lessons given in every module was truly helpful and useful for a teacher like me.

MA. CRISTINA PALO Singapore
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