School of Education
Master of Arts in Education
with Special Education

An online Master’s course designed for educational professionals
Degree will be conferred by European International University, (EIU-Paris)

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Program Delivery

100% Online accelerated degrees

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Time to Completion

up to 2 years

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Total credit hours

90 Credits

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Master of Arts in Education with Special Education

Program Overview

Develop an understanding of the concept and the dynamic process of education with specific focus on Special education

The Online Master in Education with Special Education from East Bridge College is designed to provide you with in-depth knowledge in the domain of education and will make you adept at taking responsibilities in the following areas - designing 21st century classrooms, fostering digital literacy, curriculum development, academic management, educational assessment and evaluation.

This particular Master’s program gives focus on understanding the unique needs of individual learners in an inclusive classroom set up. This specialization will provide aspiring and working teachers a comprehensive idea about ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome and other Learning Disabilities and help deliver specially designed instruction and understand individualized education program (IEP). This Master’s program prepares educators to be effective inclusive or shadow teachers and explores the strategies and methods of special education that can be used by teachers in today’s classrooms. They will be adept at trying out inclusive special education strategies and creating a learning climate fit for all types of learners.

You will examine key points such as:

  1. Comparative study of 20th century and 21st century education
  2. Understanding the complex process of curriculum designing
  3. Understanding the social and emotional competence of learners
  4. Mastering the contemporary approaches in inclusive teaching
  5. Getting the fundamental idea about ADHD, Autism and Learning Disabilities
  6. Achieving the best practices in assisting students with learning difficulties
  7. Learning to identify and help the learners with special needs

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Education with Special Education, the learners will be able to:

  • Clearly 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 which include signs of hyperactivity indicating a child being overly jittery and restless, inability to sit still during regular activities like eating and reading books, talking and making noise excessively, etc.
  • Gain understanding of the Down Syndrome, know about its history and causes and complications of this syndrome. As a teacher you will be able to identify the symptoms in children with Down Syndrome which will help you in teaching process.
  • Identify if there is an autistic child in your classroom and you will be equipped to notice a range of behaviours that might hamper the social development of the child. As a teacher, you will be able to help them when they tend to struggle with interacting and communicating with others.
  • Recognize students with learning disabilities and you will get a proper guideline which can aid the children with LD to do well in life by overcoming them. As an educator you need to provide the students with the necessary guidance and help shape their future.
  • Identify the difficulties of the learners in an inclusive classroom where both regular students and those with disabilities are present.

Admission Requirement

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. EBC’s learning experiences are tailored to your schedule. Every subject has been 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 EBC does not provide visa and immigration services, because all our distance learning degree programs can be completed at home.

Admission to the Master in Education with Special Education is open to students from all disciplines.

  • 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

Program Requirement

All our Master program under Faculty of Education has four distinct part:

  • Part One – Foundation Course which comprises of 10 credits and 2 Subject
  • Part Two – Core Program comes with 30 credits and 6 Subjects
  • Part Three – Specialization of Subjects comes with 20 credits divided into 4 Specialized subjects
  • Part Four – Capstone Project which is a reflective research work comprises of 30 credits

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

  • Complete and successfully pass Foundation, Core, Specialization and Capstone Project as prescribed in the programme specification.
  • Obtain a mark of 50% and above to satisfactorily pass each subject as the Capstone Project.
  • Complete the full programme of study in minimum duration of 12 months, and a maximum duration of up to 24 months. After 30 month's duration from enrollment date, the student would need to pay a maintenance bench fee for additional months of extension.
  • Students can attend 6 Live Online Webinar Sessions during the year and use one of that as a Capstone Project to complete a reflective paper.

Curriculum and Credits

Foundation (10 credits)

  1. Psychology and Characteristics of Learners
  2. Conducting Accurate Internet Research

Core (30 credits)

  1. Developing, Planning & Designing learning Environment
  2. Digital literacy – 21st Century Classroom
  3. Assessment & Evaluation in Education
  4. Instructional Strategies
  5. Behavioral Management – Social and Emotional Competence of Learners
  6. Introduction to Education Research

Specializations (20 credits)

  1. Learn about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  2. Understanding Down Syndrome
  3. Autism – Features, Identification and Support
  4. Learning Disabilities – Identification and Instructional Approaches

Capstone Project (30 credits) - Choose 1

  1. Prepare a paper on any one topic of by attending a one live online webinar from EBC – 5000 words
  2. Attend any seminar in Education in your region and create a reflective paper on the same – 5000 words
  3. Research Paper – ‘Building an Inclusive Classroom Environment’ – 5000 words

Fees

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
  • 1950 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 issues by The European International University, Paris and a program participation certification is given by East Bridge College

Scholarships

East Bridge College 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, EBC may offer you: Academic Scholarship, Athletic Scholarship, Creative Scholarships and Community Service Scholarship.

Refund Policy

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 EBC
  • Read all Terms and Conditions before making payments
  • Processing of refunds make take up to 3 months

Career

Earning your master’s in special education can empower you to make a difference in people’s lives.

In addition to teaching, there are several other sought-after careers that can help you fulfill your dreams. Many of those who pursue MA in Education specializing in Special Education opt for teaching in a classroom setting, but this particular Master degree can open up a variety of careers that help people or children with special needs.

However, not everyone who earns a master's in special education ends up in the special education classroom, because the degree actually prepares the individual who earns it for a variety of jobs in allied areas that take them along different career paths. Namely, one can choose to become either a special education teacher or can continue to be a regular teacher in an inclusive classroom.

What can you do with a Master of Arts in Education with special education outside of the classroom? While most career professionals seeking an online master’s degree specializing in special education go on to work as special education teachers, there are many job opportunities at organizations that provide training, services or advocacy for individuals with disabilities. Many of those careers 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 master’s degree with specialization in special education. Whether you stay in the classroom or pursue other options, it is always a step forward to broaden your career prospects.

Read our Guide to Career in Education. CLICK HERE

Awarding Body

The European International University (EIU) – Paris is a private, independent higher education provider and has been successfully incorporated in Paris, France, (Registration at RCS No.: 839 980 851 R.C.S. Paris on 29 May 2018). EIU – Paris offers higher education programs that are different from the French National Curricula and Programmes leading to French Government accredited university qualifications, which falls under the French Public Higher Education sector. All programs and services provided by EIU are internationally benchmarked through the audit and quality assurance processes, carried out by both the Ministry of Higher Education, France, as well as ASIC, U.K., on a regular basis.

The European International University (EIU) – Paris, 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.

The European International University (EIU-Paris) is duly authorized as a Professional Training service provider in accordance to Article R.6351-6 of the French Employment Code, under the registration number: 11755784775, with the prefecture of the region of ILE-DE-FRANCE.

Through the academic affiliation arrangement between East Bridge College and The European International University, EIU-Paris all EBC programs are validated by The European International University, EIU-Paris. Hence by means of program validation and certification, EBC students who successfully complete their programs receive relevant degrees from EIU-Paris.

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