Bachelor of Education in Special Educational Needs

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Asian College of Teachers offers Bachelor of Education in Special Educational Needs for teachers willing to emphasize inclusiveness in the classroomscomprising learners with diverse needs. The Bachelor’s degree provides opportunities for a rewarding teaching career in inclusive settings and awards a globally recognized degree from an international university.


B.Ed. in Special Educational Needs – Asian College of Teachers

The Bachelor's degree in special education online program is offered by Asian College of Teachers (ACT), the multiple award-winning teachers training institution in academic collaboration with the prestigious European International University (EIU-Paris). The professional B.Ed. course is specifically aimed at teachers who are looking to improve their skills and competencies to teach students in inclusive classrooms that comprise special needs children. The course offers latest curriculum with focus on ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome and other Learning Disabilities along with in-depth ideas on designing and delivering specially designed instruction and understand Individualized Education Program (IEP).

The curriculum is designed by our expert academicians keeping in mind the vital areas of SEN and the global trends in the field of inclusive teaching. The curriculum helps the aspirants develop their overall knowledge, skills, techniques and confidence of teaching students in inclusive classrooms all over the world. The degree will be awarded by the prestigious European International University (EIU) which lends a global edge to the course making it apt for aspirants interested to pursue and dream of a successful inclusive teaching career.

Enhance your competency and enrol in B.Ed. in Special Educational Needs program by ACT and become better prepared to act as an effective inclusive or shadow teacher in today’s 21st century global classrooms.

You will examine key points such as:

  • 1. Understanding students with ADHD and its diagnostic process
  • 2. Learning the impact of ADHD on attention, emotion, memory & academic performance
  • 3. Identifying Down Syndrome and its causes and complications
  • 4. Identifying the common characteristics of autism and supporting them in their difficulties
  • 5. Helping them in the transition from adolescence to adulthood
  • 6. Learning about Asperger’s Syndrome; Fragile X Syndrome; High Functioning Autism
  • 7. Learning Strategies and Assessment Techniques for Students with LD
  • 8. Understanding Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) and Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Education in Special Educational Needs, the learners will be able to:

  • Understand the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Down Syndrome, Autism and various Learning Disabilities.
  • Learn about ADHD and Brain Activation, ADHD and Activity Level and how teachers can identify ADHD symptoms of a student in a classroom.
  • Gain understanding of Down Syndrome, know about its history and causes and complications of this syndrome.
  • Identify if there is an autistic child in your classroom, you can identify the various behavioural problem that might hamper the social development of the child.
  • Recognize students with learning disabilities and you will get a proper guideline which can guide the children with LD to do well in life by overcoming them.
  • Identify the difficulties of the learners in an inclusive classroom where both regular students and those with special needs are present.
  • Learn about the varied autistics and Learning Disability disorders common in children

Online colleges have made higher education more accessible than ever before. This is great news for you because earning a college degree is one of the best ways to advance your career. ACT’s learning experiences are tailored to your schedule. Every subject is designed keeping adult learners in mind and offers a flexible timetable to suit almost every lifestyle. Students are increasingly turning to online learning as a viable alternative to on-campus study. It could allow you to study abroad remotely, at a university not in your home country! Every adult learner’s background and profile are different, and we address cases individually. Contact us to get your questions answered directly. Then, you will be ready to apply for admission. Please note that ACT does not provide visa and immigration services, because all our distance learning degree programs can be completed from home.

Admission to the Bachelor in special needs education program is open to students from all disciplines.

  • High School
  • Recognised Bachelor Degree in any field or equivalent level
  • Life Experience and prior learning credits are available
  • English Level – IELTS Level 5.0 or High School study of all subjects in English or at least 55% marks in English in your High School is desired Knowledge of Internet and browsing, MS Word and Online Research Skill is desired

All our B.Ed. programs under Faculty of Education have three distinct parts:

  • Part One – Foundation Course which comprises of 6 Subjects with 30 credits optional
  • Part Two – Core Program comes with 50 credits and 10 Subjects
  • Part Three – Specialization of Subjects, comes with 100 credits divided into 8 Specialized subjects

*Part one needs to be completed by students with no first degree and no experience in Teaching

To receive a degree in the program of study the student must achieve the following:

  • Complete and successfully pass Foundation, Core and Specialization as prescribed in the program specification.
  • Obtain a score of 50% and above to satisfactorily pass each subject.
  • Complete the full program of study in minimum duration of 18 months, and a maximum duration of up to 36 months.
  • However, those unable to complete the program within the stipulated time will be given a grace period of 1 year and the student would be required to pay a maintenance bench fee to finish his/her degree within that grace period.
  • Students can attend 6 Live Online Webinar Sessions during the entire program from expert teachers at no additional cost.

Foundation (30 Optional Credits)

  • English
  • Communication Strategies
  • Digital Literacy
  • Becoming a better learner
  • Critical Thinking
  • Research Skills & Conducting Accurate Internet Research

Core (50 credits)

  • Foundations of Education
  • Instructional Methods
  • Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation in Education
  • Professional Ethics in Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Issues and Trends in Special Education
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Approaches to Classroom Management

Specialization (100 credits)

Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • 1. Understanding students
  • 2. Diagnostic Process
  • 3. Are they putting in the Effort?
  • 4. ADHD and Brain Activation
  • 5. ADHD and Activity Level

Impact of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • 1. Attention and ADHD
  • 2. The Emotional Impact of ADHD
  • 3. Memory
  • 4. Problem-Solving for Academic Performance

Understanding Down Syndrome

  • 1. Down Syndrome – Definition and History
  • 2. Identifying Down Syndrome in Children
  • 3. Causes and Complications of Down Syndrome
  • 4. Teaching Children with Down Syndrome
  • 5. Inclusive Education for Children with Down Syndrome

Autism – Features, Identification and Support

  • 1. Meet Autistic Students
  • 2. Understand the common characteristics of HFA/AS
  • 3. Discover how your students think
  • 4. Nurture students' social skills

Autism – A Closer Look

  • 1. Encourage language reciprocity/
  • 2. Autism and Inclusive Education
  • 3. Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
  • 4. Asperger's Syndrome; Fragile X Syndrome; High Functioning Autism

Learning Disabilities – Identification and Instructional Approaches

  • 1. Understanding Learning Disabilities
  • 2. Identifying Students with LDs
  • 3. Making sense of the IEPs
  • 4. Understanding Service Locations

Learning Disabilities – Helping your learners with LD

  • 1. Learning the Right Teaching Strategies
  • 2. Learning Strategies and Assessment Techniques for Students with LD
  • 3. Dyslexia
  • 4. Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia

Learning Disabilities – A Deeper Look into Varied Disorders

  • 1. Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
  • 2. Language Processing Disorder
  • 3. Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
  • 4. Dyspraxia

Academic Credits System – Asian College of Teachers

ACT’s Credit Framework Contributes to ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) Credit system

Credit System Bachelor’s Degree Programs (Credits) Master’s Degree Programs (Credits)
Total credits for completion: 180 90
Foundation / General Subjects 30 (optional) 10
Core Subjects 50 30
Specialization 100 20
Capstone Project 30
  • * Each Subject/Module is equal to 5 credits for Foundation and Core modules in Bachelors and 10 & 15 Credits for Specialization
  • *Each Subject/Module is equal to 5 credits for Masters
  • *1 ACT Credit is = Approx. 15 hrs. of learning

Here we present different payment options available. Payments can be made via Online Bank Transfer, Credit Card, PayPal or Cash at our Global Centers.

Total fee

  • 2750 USD – If Paying from USA or paying in USD
  • 2400 GBP – If Paying from UK or EU
  • 93,000 Thai Baht – If Paying in Asia
  • 200,000 INR– If Paying in India

All fees include tax. Fees include all: Program of study, LMS access, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma and transcript. Courier charges apply for Diploma and Transcript dispatch to your country. Certificate Notary and Apostille charges are separate from Europe. Please check with your admission adviser for more details. Degree and Transcript is issued by The European International University, Paris and a program participation certification is given by Asian College of Teachers.

Asian College of Teachers offers tuition scholarships and financial aid for its online learning degree programs. The tuition scholarship fund for distance learning degree programs will be granted depending on the policy and the Dean’s office from time to time. Upon request, ACT may offer you: Academic Scholarship, Athletic Scholarship, Creative Scholarships and Community Service Scholarship.

Once students register for a course, they are responsible for dropping any course they decide not to attend.

  • Once you have enrolled in the program and you wish to immediately pull out before any access has been granted - 50% of the tuition fee will be refunded
  • No refund for students who have received course access and have already started off with the program from ACT
  • Read all Terms and Conditions before making payments
  • Processing of refunds make take up to 3 months

Earning your B.Ed. in Special Education degree can empower you to make a difference in your learners’ lives.

In addition to teaching, there are several other sought-after careers in special education that can help you fulfill your dreams in this field. Many of those who pursue B.Ed. in Special Education Needs opt for teaching in an inclusive classroom setting, but our B.Ed. degree can open up a variety of careers that help people or children with special needs.

However, not everyone who earns a B.Ed. in Special Education Needs ends up in the inclusive classroom, because the degree paves the way towards a variety of jobs in allied areas that take them along different career paths. After this course, you can continue to be a regular teacher in an inclusive classroom and guide special needs students if you identify them in your classroom or opt to become successful shadow teachers.

Many of the careers related to be special education needs offer competitive salaries, work flexibility and advancement options that aren’t always available to public or private-school educators. You can always find rewarding, meaningful careers outside of the school setting after earning your online B.Ed. in Special Education Needs. Whether you stay in the classroom or pursue other options, it is always a step forward to broaden your career prospects.

All degrees will be conferred by The European International University (EIU– Paris). Students will also receive a Certificate of Completion from Asian College of Teachers (ACT).

European International University is a private higher education establishment authorized by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education, Research, and Innovation, in accordance to and in compliance with the French Education Act: Code de l’Education Articles L 444-1 to 444-11 and R 444-1 to 444-28.

Asian College of Teachers (ACT), an award-winning institution with a strong global presence and 600+ school network in Asia, provides research-led, broad range of courses in Education that prepare globally competent educators and leaders.

  • The candidates will receive a globally recognized certificate from Asian College of Teachers.
  • All ACT courses are accredited by International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE)
  • ACT SEN courses are certified by CPD Certification Service UK
  • Most of our Special Education courses are endorsed and accredited by CACHE which is a part of the famous UK based NCFE
  • Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) a member of British Quality Foundation, has accredited Asian College of Teachers (ACT)
  • The prestigious Education Quality Accreditation Commission (EQAC) has accredited Asian College of Teachers (ACT) that has met all the standards set by this Commission
  • Asian College of Teachers is a member of The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET)
  • All ACT courses are endorsed by NCC Education, an awarding organisation and a global provider of British education
Nisha Bachhawat

It was an enriching experience and made me wiser. It was easy to follow the course with a formulated course structure. It has enhanced my level of confidence. I am working as a teacher in New York Public School, Salt Lake, Kolkata.

Nisha Bachhawat
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Brati Jha

I am knowledgeable, experienced and confident after completion of the training. I am looking forward to more courses from ACT and further enhancement of life and learning. The trainers were nice and have got suggestions and information that were very helpful.

Brati Jha
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Helped in expanding my knowledge and experience the concepts closely through trainers demonstration. wonderful and must for any trainers trainer. the participants were really connected and their skills utilised to add value to the programme.

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Roopali Agashe

The overall teaching experience has been good. Something new for me as I had no teaching background. Will need to identify from the learnings the content which will be relevant for my requirements.

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Nakita Vang

I had a lot of worries at first but the material is easy to understand and the coordinators are so helpful and understanding!

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