Bachelor of Special Needs Education (BSNEd)
Description of the Program
Bachelor of Special Needs Education (BSNEd) with specialization in Early Childhood Education is a four-year program which prepares students in teaching children with special needs in the early years (birth through eight years old). It provides developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood special needs intervention and education. Teaching internship is held in various public and private cooperating schools.
- Common to the discipline (Teacher Education)
- Articulate the rootedness of education in philosophical, socio, cultural, historical, psychological and political contexts (PPST 1)
- Demonstrate mastery of subject matter/ discipline (PPST 1)
- Facilitate learning using a wide range of teaching methodologies and delivery modes appropriate to specific learners and their environments (PPST 3)
- Develop innovative curricula, instructional plans, teaching approaches and resources for diverse learners (PPST 4)
- Apply skills in the development and utilization of ICT to promote quality, relevant and sustainable educational practices (PPST 4)
- Demonstrate a variety of thinking skills in planning, monitoring assessing and reporting learning processes and outcomes (PPST 5)
- Practice professional and ethical teaching standards sensitive to local, national and global realities (PPST 7)
- Pursue lifelong learning for personal and professional growth through varied experiential and field-based opportunities (PPST 7)
- Specific to a sub-discipline and a major (Special Needs Education)
- Basic / Foundation: provide respectful and meaningful learning experiences and collaborative opportunities for students with additional needs and their families.
- Learner Development and Individual Learning Differences: Respond effectively to educational needs of students with additional needs.
- Learning Environments: Create safe, inclusive, culturally responsive learning environments for students with additional needs.
- Curricular Content Knowledge: Use knowledge of general and specialized curricula to individualized learning for students with additional needs.
- Instructional Planning and Strategies: Use evidence-based instructional strategies to maximize learning opportunities for students with additional needs.
- Assessment: Use multiple methods of assessment and multiple data sources to make sound educational decisions for students with additional needs.
- Professional Learning Practice: Demonstrate reflective thinking and professional self-direction.
Strengths of the Program
- CHED Center of Excellence
- Level 4 Re Accredited Status
- Highly Competent and Qualified Faculty Members
- Strong Linkages with Professional Organizations
- State of the Art of Facilities
- Caring and Nurturing Environment
- Various Curricular and Co- Curricular Activities
- Active Community Outreach Program