SE : Diploma in Special Education (DSE)

Offered by: Department of Inclusive Education

Enhance effective teacher competencies to protect the right to the education of children with special educational needs.

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Date Created: 2019-09-24 | Updated: 2019-10-25 | Hits: 1606

2014 Syllabus | 30 Credits | SLQL 3

Target Group

  • Teachers
  • Teacher Instructors
  • Educationists/Teacher Educators
  • Principals
  • Education Administrative Officers
  • Academic Staff of NIE
  • Limited number of parents of children with Special Educational Needs who have the required qualifications.

Objectives

At the end of this programme teacher students will be able to,

  • Identify the educational needs and problems of children with special educational needs.
  • Handle children with special educational needs in the inclusive classrooms or special classroom situations.
  • Asses and evaluate the ability and disability of children with special educational needs.
  • Use sign language and Braille education as required to handle the deaf and blind students in the classroom or other places.
  • Manage the classroom effectively and suitably for the needs and problems of children with special educational needs.
  • Identify the ways and means to get the required support from related government departments and other institutions engaged in special education.
  • Work as trainers to train teachers and parents to handle their children with special educational needs.
  • Provide guidance and counseling for parents to handle their children with special educational needs properly.
  • Conduct action research to develop their professional skills in the field of special education and to find the needs and problems of children with special educational needs.

Eligibility

A student seeking admission to the programme of study leading to the award of the Diploma certificate in Special Education will be required to conform to the following:

Applicant should be below 55 years of age on the closing date of applications
and Has passed at the G.C.E.(A/L) examination
and Be a teacher of a government/government approved school/Pirivena
or Be a teacher educator of a College of Education/Teacher Training School
or Be an officer of the education Administrative service/Principal service.
or Be Academic Officers of the National Institute of Education
or Be Service providers involved in approved Special Education schools, departments or institutions.
or Parents of children with Special Educational Needs who have passed the G.C.E. Advanced Level examination (A limited number will be selected)

  • Requests calling for applications will be published in weekly news papers
  • Suitable candidates will be selected based on their applications, (required entry qualifications)
  • Candidates will be selected through an interview.
  • Priority will be given to those with qualifications in Special Education.

Programme Structure

One way of achieving the goals of the concept of "Education for All" is to give equal opportunities in the education system for children with Special Education Needs. In this context, Special Education has become a part of the General Education system. Hence, the teachers need to obtain the required competency levels about the teaching methods related to children with Special Education Needs. A sufficient number of such teacher training programmes to acquire the expected competency is not available in Sri Lanka at present. In addition admission opportunities to attend the existing teacher training courses are restricted. For instance the enrollment for the Diploma in Special Education course conducted by the National Colleges of Education is restricted to 30 students each year. After the completion of this course these teachers are recruited to work only in the government schools system. Generally admission to the teacher training college is limited to in-service teachers. Short term teacher training programmes are also targeted for the government teachers.

Programme Streams or Categories

1 - Diploma Certificate

2 - Advanced Certificate

Duration

Course duration is 12 months and maximum of 60 months.

Fees

Application Fee: Rupees 200.00

Entrance Exam/Test Fee: Rupees 0.00

Registration Fee: Rupees 1,000.00

Programme Fee: Rupees 30,000.00 in 2 Instalment(s).

Examination Fees: In addition candidates have to pay examination fees when appling examinations.

Date Created: 2019-09-24 | Updated: 2019-10-25 | Hits: 1606


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