BEED Special Education


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WHY BEED SPED AT SISC?

The course provides students with a general training in education and developmental psychology, sociology and linguistics applied to education, especially to students with special learning needs.

  • Philosophy, foundations, and principles of education
  • Curricular Content Development
  • Development of Instructional Materials
  • Computer Assisted Instruction
  • Teaching Strategies

BS SPECIAL EDUCATION: Curriculum

  • Benchmarked against international standards
  • Integrated course content and delivery
  • Focused on latest educational methodologies such as:
    • Brain-Based Learning (BBL)
    • Outcomes-Based Education (OBE)
    • Differentiated Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (DCIA)
    • Multiple Intelligence and Learning Styles
    • Positive Learning and Environment through Discipline (PLED)
    • Standards-Based Assessment (SBA)
  • Laboratory-School Accredited Internationally (WASC)

BS SPECIAL EDUCATION: Competency Standards

Graduates of the BEED Special Education programs are teachers who:
● have the basic and higher level of literacy, communication literacy, critical thinking, learning skills needed for higher learning;

● have a deep and principled understanding of the learning processes and the role of the teacher in facilitating these processes in their students;

● have a deep and principled understanding of how educational processes relate to larger historical, cultural, and political processes;

● have a meaningful and comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter they will teach;

●can apply a wide range of teaching process skills ( including curriculum development, lesson planning, materials and development, educational assessment, and teaching approaches;

● have direct experience in the field/classroom (e.g.  classroom observation, teaching assistance, practice teaching;

● can demonstrate and practice the professional and ethical requirements of the teaching professions;

● can facilitate learning of diverse types of learners, in diverse types of learning environments, using a wide range of teaching knowledge and skills;

● can reflect on the relationships among teaching the teaching process skills, the learning processing in the students, the nature of the content/ subject matter, and the broader social forces encumbering the school and educational processes in order to constantly improve their teaching knowledge, skills and practices;

● can be creative and innovative in thinking of alternative teaching approaches, take informed risks in trying out these innovative approaches, and evaluate the effectiveness of such approaches in improving student learning and;

● are willing and capable to continue learning in order to better fulfill their mission as teachers.

BS SPECIAL EDUCATION: Core Competency

Education Objectives

The Education Department aims to produce graduates who demonstrate the following core competencies:
1.    Excellent character in teaching and in dealing with learners with special needs.
a.    Demonstrate understanding of learners with special needs and methodologies of educating them.
b.    Demonstrate compassion and concern for learners with special needs.
c.    Possess interpersonal skills and collaborative attitude in dealing with parents of learners with special needs as well as with the school personnel and people in the school community.

2.    Professional competence and research orientation in the practice of the profession considering the international standards.
a.    Possess open-mindedness to and interest in innovations in education based on research and employs them as appropriate; initiates innovation to improve instruction.
b.    Demonstrate flexibility in the use of teaching strategies and approaches, particularly Outcomes Based Education, Brain Based Learning,  for learners with special needs given diverse contexts.
c.    Competently plan to make learning meaningful and purposeful for learners with special needs.
d.    Uphold ethical standards in the exercise of the profession.

Education

The College of Education aims to produce graduates who demonstrate the following core competencies:
1.    Excellent character in teaching and in dealing with learners with special needs.
d.    Demonstrate understanding of learners with special needs and methodologies of educating them.
e.    Demonstrate compassion and concern for learners with special needs.
f.    Possess interpersonal skills and collaborative attitude in dealing with parents of learners with special needs as well as with the school personnel and people in the school community.

2.    Professional competence and research orientation in the practice of the profession considering the international standards.
e.    Possess open-mindedness to and interest in innovations in education based on research and employs them as appropriate; initiates innovation to improve instruction.
f.    Demonstrate flexibility in the use of teaching strategies and approaches for learners with special needs given diverse contexts.
g.    Competently plan to make learning meaningful and purposeful for learners with special needs.
h.    Uphold ethical standards in the exercise of the profession.

TESTIMONIALS

Danielle Kilayko

“There is a feeling of melancholy in leaving the place where I learned more than I ever did in my earlier years. I believe that SISC has prepared me for the next step in my career and in life.”