The Master in Special Education aims to the acquisition of knowledge in the area of specialisation of this programme, by attending relevant pedagogical courses and studying relevant bibliography.
Additionally, the programme aims to cultivate research skills through the attendance of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, the undertaking of small-scale research in the context of the various courses and/or the preparation of a Master's Thesis and the students' practical training.
The internship is implemented in Greece on a local basis and exceeds all the provisions of the recommendation of the Institute of Educational Policy, which defines the criteria for the granting of postgraduate degrees in Special Education and General Education (SEE).
In particular, the Master's degree is offered by the Department of Education (1st requirement), has a minimum of 4 semesters of full-time study and includes practical training in special education structures (2nd requirement). It is important to note that the internship will take place in Greece.
The internship takes place in special education schools, as well as in general education schools, where students with disabilities or special educational needs attend. It is certified by a supervising teacher and the head of the school unit, is accompanied by an attendance register and includes observation, lesson planning and supervised independent teaching (3rd requirement).