Bachelor of Education in Special Education

  • Type : Undergraduate
  • Credit Hours : 126hrs
  • Language : Arabic
  • Campuses: Al Ain & Abu Dhabi

Overview

About the Program

Special Education is one of the programs that have been newly developed in the College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences at al Ain University to become part of a recently developed department called the “Department of Humanities and Social Sciences”. This Bachelor’s Degree Program was developed upon a request from Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. This reflects the needs for this specialty in the UAE as it is also needed in the Arab world as a whole. However, this program aims to rehabilitate the teachers to qualify them to teach students with special needs in regular classrooms or in resource rooms, or in special education classes to help them solve their learning problems.

 

Vision

The special Education Program at Al Ain University is aspiring to be a pioneering program in preparation of special education teachers who will be committed to meet the educational needs of all students with special educational needs. It also aspires to prepare special education professionals who strive to improve the quality of life of individuals with special needs.

 

Mission

The Special Education Program at Al Ain University seeks to prepare teachers to develop special education services by focusing on the principles and philosophy of inclusive education. It also strives to integrate special and regular education services under one roof to promote an inclusive classroom environment using various teaching accommodations and modifications to meet the educational needs of all students in the class.

 

Program Goals

The Bachelor of Education in Special Education program aims to:

  • Clarify the relationship between disability, development and learning and making use of this relationship in providing teaching experiences that are challenging to individuals with disabilities.
  • Create safe and comprehensive teaching and learning environments that respond to cultural diversity, and make individuals with special needs active and effective learners characterized by positive social and emotional maturation.
  • Employ the knowledge of regular and special education curricula for individualizing teaching process to students with special needs.
  • Use multiple assessment methods and a variety of data sources in making educational decisions.
  • Adapt and modify instructional strategies to fit the characteristics and capabilities of students with special needs to enhance their learning process.
  • Employ knowledge, skills and ethical and professional principles in teaching students with special needs.
  • Collaborate and communicate with families, educators and service providers for the benefit of individuals with special needs.
  • Develop the relationship between individuals with special needs and the various institutions in the community in a manner that is culturally responsive to meet their needs across a range of teaching and learning experiences.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

S.No.Program Learning OutcomesAligned with L7 QFE Descriptors
1 Clarify the relationship between disability, development and learning and making use of this relationship in providing teaching experiences that are challenging to individuals with disabilities. QFE 5
2 Create safe and comprehensive teaching and learning environments that respond to cultural diversity, and make individuals with special needs active and effective learners characterized by positive social and emotional maturation. QFE 7,9
3 Employ the knowledge of regular and special education curricula for individualizing teaching process to students with special needs. QFE 1,2
4 Use multiple assessment methods and a variety of data sources in making educational decisions. QFE 3
5 Adapt and modify instructional strategies to fit the characteristics and capabilities of students with special needs to enhance their learning process. QFE 6
6 Employ knowledge, skills and ethical and professional principles in teaching students with special needs. QFE 4
7 Collaborate and communicate with families, educators and service providers for the benefit of individuals with special needs. QFE 4,10
8 Develop the relationship between individuals with special needs and the various institutions in the community in a manner that is culturally responsive to meet their needs across a range of teaching and learning experiences. QFE 2,4

 

Job Opportunities 

  • Teacher in regular classes, resource rooms, or in special education classes to help students with special needs learn. 

Admission Requirements

  • UAE Secondary School Certificate (Science/advance Or Arts/general) or its equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education, with a minimum average of 60% or Technical Certificate with a minimum average of 65% approved by the Ministry of Education.
  • Obtain Arabic language proficiency certificate (EMSAT) with a score not less than (1000).

Graduation Requirements

To obtain a Bachelor degree in Arabic Languages and Islamic Studies Education, a student must successfully complete 126 credit hours, with a minimum (CGPA) of 2 out of 4.

Study Plan

Course No Course Title CR.H. Prerequisite
First: General University Education (33) CR. H.
(1) Compulsory Courses (27) CR.H.
0102120 Computer Skills 3  
0201111A Science and Life 3  
0401120 English (1) 3  
0401121 English (2) 3 0401120
0405100 Arabic Language 3  
0406110 Islamic Culture 3  
0408100A Introduction to Psychology 3  
0501170A Fund. of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3  
0508203A Scientific Research Methodology 3  
(2) Elective Courses (6) CR.H.
The Student is required to choose only one course from Each of the following groups:
(a) Society and Civilization (3) CR.H.
0406100 Arabs and Muslims’ Contributions to Arts & Science 3  
0408101A Physical Education & Health 3  
0409100A Ethical Awareness 3  
0409101 Arab Society 3  
0409102A Environmental Awareness 3  
(b) Administrative Skills (3) CR.H.
0303100 Law and Society 3  
0408103A Thinking Skills 3  
0408104A Self-Assessment 3  
0501100A Introduction to Time Management 3  
0501150A Leadership and Teamwork 3  
Second: Compulsory College Requirements (15) CR.H.
0402101A Teaching Diverse Students 3  
0404200A Instructional Technology 3 0102120
0405205A Curriculum and Instruction 3  
0405206A Foundations of Education 3  
0408102A Educational Psychology 3 0408100A
Third: Specialization Courses (75) CR.H.
(1) Compulsory Courses (66) CR.H.
0403121 Introduction to Special Education 3  
0403123 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 3 0403121
0403124 Early Intervention Programs and Services 3 0403121
0403239 Autism Spectrum Disorder 3 0403121
0403148 Gift and Talent 3 0403121
0403226 Learning Difficulties 3 0403121
0403231 Applied Behavior Analysis 3 0403121
0403233 Behavioral and Emotional Disorders 3 0403121
0403234 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 3 0403121 - 0403232
0403235 Integration and Inclusion for Children with Special Needs 3 0403121
0403237 Communication Disorders 3 0403121
0403240 Hearing Impairment 3 0403121
0403241 Visual Impairment 3 0403121
0403320 Curriculum and Instruction in S.E 3 0403121
0403321 Diagnosis and Assessment of Children with Special Needs 3 0403121
0403423 Assistive and Adaptive Technology for Children with Special Needs 3 0404200A-0403121
0403431 Teaching Reading and Writing to Children with Special Needs 3 0403320
0403432 Teaching Math to Children with Special Needs 3 0403320
0408234 Principles of Descriptive Statistics 3 0102120
0403490 Practicum in Special Education 9  
(2) Elective Courses (9) CR.H.
0403125 Daily Living Activities of Sp. Needs Children 3 0403121
0403147 Current Trends and Issues in Special Education 3 0403121
0403232 Child Normal and abnormal Development 3 0403121
0403238 Physical and Health Disorders 3 0403121
Fourth: Free Elective Courses (3) CR.H.
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Textbooks

الدولةدار النشرتاريخ النشرالمؤلفاسم الكتابالرقم
الامارات الكتاب الجامعي 2016 د. عماد عبدالرحيم الزغول مبادئ علم النفس التربوي 1
الأردن دار المسيرة 2015 د. أسامة البطاينة ، مالك الرشدان صعوبات التعلم النظرية والممارسة 2
الامارات الكتاب الجامعي 2016 د. كمال سالم سيسالم مدخل إلى التربية الخاصة 3
الأردن المسيرة 2011 بطرس حافظ بطرس إعاقات النمو الشاملة 4
الأردن المسيرة 2011 مصطفى نوري القمش الإعاقة العقلية  5
  مكتبة المتنبي 2014 صائب كامل اللالازياد كامل اللالا  المدخل إلى الموهبة والتفوق والإبداع  6
الأردن المسيرة 2010 بطرس حافظ بطرس تكييف المناهج للطلبة ذوي الاحتياجات الخاصة 7
الأردن المسيرة 2013 أسامة فاروق مصطفى اضطرابات التواصل بين النظرية والتطبيق 8
الأردن المسيرة 2013 كمال سيسالم الدمج في مدارس التعليم العام وفصوله 9
الأردن المسيرة 2013 محمد مصطفى العبسي ‘طرق تدريس الرياضيات لذوي الاحتياجات الخاصة 10
الأردن المسيرة 2014 عبدالله الكيلانيفاروق الروسان تشخيص وتقويم الطلبة ذوي الاحتياجات الخاصة 11
الاردن دارحنين 2015 جمال الخطيبمنى الحديديعبدالعزيز السرطاوي إرشاد ذوي الحاجات الخاصة وأسرهم 12
الاردن المسيرة للنشر والتوزيع والطباعة 2014 احمد عبداللطيف ابو اسعد تعديل السلوك الانساني النظرية والتطبيق 13
الاردن دار الفكر 2015 جمال الخطيبمنى الحديدي التدخل المبكر التربية الخاصة في الطفولة المبكرة 14
الاردن المسيرة للنشر والتوزيع والطباعة 2015 اسامة محمد البطاينةمالك احمد الرشدانعبيد عبدالكريم السبايلةعبدالمجيد محمد الخطاطبة صعوبات التعلم النظرية والممارسة 15
العين: الامارات العربية المتحدة دار الكتاب الجامعي 2009 الشيخلي، خالد خليل سيكولوجية الطفولة والمراهقة 16

Contact us

Director of Special Education program

College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences 
Al Ain University

P.O.Box: 64141
Al Ain - UAE

Phone No: +971 3 7024888
Fax No: +971 3 7024777

E-mail(Al Ain): Special.Education@aau.ac.ae
E-mail(Abu Dhabi): Special.Education_ad@aau.ac.ae