Some students either cannot or do not want to attend classes on a college campus, but they may still want to learn or earn a degree. For such people, enrolling in an online course is an ideal option. An online course provides access to the coursework one might encounter in an in-person class, but it is completely contained online.
What is an online course in special education? An online course in special education is a class that covers the principles, pedagogy and context that inform education for students with special needs. Throughout coursework, students can expect to become familiar with the various characteristics that special education students have as well as the best practices for responding to these characteristics in the classroom. Furthermore, the class allows you to develop strategies for facilitating learning amongst a classroom of differently-abled students.
Learning how to handle and teach a diverse classroom will benefit any aspiring educational professional. It is also a great skill that can be transferred to other contexts as well.
The cost of an online course often deters students from enrollment, but before you make any assumptions, you should reach out to an admission office. They can provide more information about tuition and potential aid.
Taking an online course in special education may inspire you to pursue a career as a special education teacher, or the class may be part of your training for teaching in another kind of classroom. Most students who take the course are likely to work towards an educational career in some capacity, but learning teaching skills is also an immensely valuable experience for students who want to work in business environments. As a trained teacher, you may gravitate towards positions such as corporate trainer or curriculum manager.
You can enroll in an online course in special education at many universities. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
The Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools (QCF) – Level 3 Course is available to learners 16+ who are working within a school, particularly in the role of a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant. [+]
The Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools (QCF) – Level 3 Course is available to learners 16+ who are working within a school, particularly in the role of a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant. It is a competency-based qualification which requires students to be employed in a school setting or to have placement. In particular, it is for those members of the school workforce who directly support teaching & learning of pupils in an area that requires specialist knowledge and skills.
The qualification is designed for those learners already working or volunteering in a learning support role in a school environment who want to develop their knowledge and skills or confirm occupational competency. There is a requirement for assessment in a real work environment so learners must have a placement (either as a volunteer or as a member of staff) in a school environment. Learners must be at least 16 to take this qualification.... [-]
This Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Teaching Methods Course will provide learners with a new and challenging insight into working in a learning environment with children and young people, discussing your role supporting children, young people and the class teacher. [+]
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This Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Teaching Methods Course will provide learners with a new and challenging insight into working in a learning environment with children and young people, discussing your role supporting children, young people and the class teacher. Covering aspects of SEND from ADHD to Autism Spectrum Disorder, this course aims to boost learning understanding of the topic. Whether you currently work in schools, are wanting to work in this field, or simply want to gain new skills, this course is perfect.Course Highlights Price: Only £19.00 Was £299.99 Course Type: Online Course Duration: 70 hours, recommended hours Syllabus: 11-course modules Tutor Support: Full tutor support included Exams: Yes, exam fees are included. Start learning: you can start your online learning 24/7 and study towards your goals. Fine Print Qualification: Level 3 CPD Award Certificate: PDF Certificate included with course, optional Hard Copies £9.99. Access: Unlimited 24/7 access for 12 months, option to extend if needed. Compatibility: Desktop, Mac, Laptop, Tablets, Smartphone and Smart Devices ... [-]
Finding the most appropriate technological supports for students with autism and / or intellectual disability. [+]
Many children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) also have an Intellectual Disability (ID). However, this group is very poorly represented within the research and knowledge within the ASD.
In this course, you will first gain a deeper understanding of ASD along with ID. Then you will explore how technology can be used to help these people, and introduce the SMART-ASD App that makes it easy to identify the skills and needs of these children and match them with the technologies that are most suitable for them.What topics will you cover? Introduction to Autism and Intellectual Disability How can technologies help people with autism and intellectual disability Choosing the most appropriate technology for every child with autism and intellectual disability SMART-ASD: connecting technologies with people. How to make specific recommendations for each child. What will you Achieve? ... [-]
Discover ways to make education more inclusive, especially in areas where resources are limited. [+]
Millions of children around the world are excluded from access to education because of a disability - robbing them of their potential and diminishing our society. On this course you will learn about inclusive education, understanding what barriers there are to learning and how to challenge them. Over six weeks you will learn from a range of people with experience of disability, discovering practical ways to create a more inclusive learning environment that you can apply in your own area. Join us and help create a world where learning is for all children.What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you'll be able toDescribe the principles and approaches to inclusive education Identify environmental and social barriers to inclusion Discuss the role of the family and the community in supporting inclusive education Explore how to create an inclusive school environment Apply ideas for inclusive education practices in the classroom Explore the impact of attitudes on one's ability to implement inclusive education Who is the course for? ... [-]
In times of austerity and shrinking public services, the task of identifying and caring for vulnerable children has never been more challenging. In this free online course, we’ll help you explore some of the issues involved in undertaking this task. [+]
In times of austerity and shrinking public services, the task of identifying and caring for vulnerable children has never been more challenging. In this free online course, we’ll help you explore some of the issues involved in undertaking this task.Understand risk and vulnerability, in theory, and practice
We’ll consider what we mean by risk and vulnerability, as well as how we define good enough parenting. We’ll think about how children grow and develop, and how we can provide them with containment and security via meaningful relationships and attachments. And we’ll look at the particular skills involved in communicating with children and young people. We’ll go on to learn about the characteristics that define different methods of practice and how some approaches can help us to resist risk-averse thinking. We’ll consider different possible interventions and how, in Scotland, this is managed within the Children’s Hearing System. We’ll conclude by reflecting on the current politics of caring for vulnerable children in a context of budget cuts and increasing child poverty.... [-]
Most children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) also have an Intellectual Disability (ID) – or Learning Difficulty. However, this group is hugely under-represented in research and knowledge regarding this specific group can be hard to find. [+]
Most children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) also have an Intellectual Disability (ID) – or Learning Difficulty. However, this group is hugely under-represented in research and knowledge regarding this specific group can be hard to find.
On this course, you will get more of an understanding of ASD and ID specifically. Then we will explore how technology can be used to best support this group, introducing you to the SMART-ASD app that identifies the skills and needs of children with ASD and ID so that the most suitable technologies can be identified to support them.What topics will you cover? What is ASD and Intellectual (or learning) Disability (ID)? How can technology best support children with ASD and ID? How to choose the most appropriate technology to support children with ASD and ID. SMART-ASD: Matching autistic people with technology – how recommendations can be made, specific to each child. Who is the course for? ... [-]