Special Education (MA)

special_needs_childrenThe master’s degree programme in “Special Education” is meant for individuals holding a bachelor’s degree in pedagogical subjects and bachelor’s degree in other subjects and have gained the ability of legally teaching certain school subject.

The goal of the programme is to train the experts of mainstream schools (pre-school, primary and middle school age) and other institutions which work with children with SEN under the conditions of integrated education consistent with age, type and degree of the special needs of the children.

The present master’s degree programme will form competence which answer the needs of society and the requirements toward the contemporary teacher. The subjects, which are included in the programme, emphasize the psychology-pedagogical characteristics of children with SEN, the necessity of inclusion not only in the mainstream class, but also in society as a whole.

The master’s degree programme gives the pedagogy subjects graduates the chance to acquire the following qualifications:

–          Special educator in pre-school degree for work with children with special educational needs;

–          Special educator in primary school degree for work with children with special educational needs;

–          Special educator in junior high school degree  for work with children with special educational needs;

–          Special educator in high school degree for work with children with special educational needs;

–          Special educator for work with children in a day care centre;

–          Special educator for work with children with considerable learning challenges in social institutions;

–          Special educator for work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder;

–          Special educator for work with children with mild special needs;

These experts are capable of performing educational, correcting educational and other activities for children with special educational needs in pre-school, primary school, junior high school and high school age.

 

Duration: 2 Semesters and the program ends with the submission of a final year MA disseration

Fee:  The educational fees for students from the EU is the equivalent of 3 300 euro in Bulgarian lev.