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Education Sciences (Special Education) (MEd) - Nicosia

University of Nicosia
Nicosia, Cyprus
On campus
 1323 Points
1 Year, 6 Months

Program Description

The general purpose of the program in Education Sciences (Special Education) is twofold. Firstly, to help the student gain deep knowledge in the field of specialty via (a) attending education courses at an advanced level, (b) studying relevant literature, and (c) interacting with faculty members and the rest of the students.

Secondly, the master in Education Sciences (Special Education) aims to develop research skills through (a) attending special quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) undertaking small-scale research during the various courses, or/and undertaking a master’s thesis and practicum (Applied Special Education), (c) participating in research seminars/conferences. In general, the overall purpose of the program is to aid the student to become a critical thinker and educator.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the programme students are expected to be able:

  • To delve into the basic literature of special/inclusive education.
  • To identify key concepts, principles and models of special/inclusive education and to transfer this knowledge in the school context.
  • To examine critically research outcomes relative to special/inclusive education and think of their implications for schools and the educational system in general.
  • To pinpoint problems at the school and/or the system level and plan and carry out research to address those problems.
  • To critically analyse educational problems -considering their sociological, phychological and philosophical dimensions- and develop a rational course of action which will provide optimal solutions.
  • To undertake leadership roles relative to the special/inclusive education area with the purpose of either improving practice or introducing new processes/ procedures.
  • To contribute to the modernisation of practice in the special/inclusive education area, e.g. quality teaching, mainstreamed classes.
  • To apply skills acquired during their study to tackle everyday problems, e.g. student/ programme me/system assessment, planning and decision making, communication with internal and external audiences, communication with parents and the family, supervision and counseling, teacher in-service training and development.
  • To take advantage of the organization’s human capital to introduce improvements and new practices and procedures.
  • To act as a catalyst of change and innovation and promote and sustain improvement in education.
  • To draw up plans for teaching courses, to organize and apply by case the appropriate educational material and to assess their application either individually or in groups, children with disabilities or any other problems and disorders.

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