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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Special Education The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)

Hong Kong

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Summary

Programme Aims

The BA (Hons) in Special Education [BA(SE)] Programme aims to nurture committed and skilled practitioners for the well-being of individuals with special needs; particularly in areas related to education and community empowerment. Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate understanding of special education needs;
  • demonstrate skills in the evaluation of special education needs relevant to equal opportunities and rights;
  • display proficiency in formulating and implementing intervention plans for supporting individuals with disabilities in schools and community settings;
  • work with families, schools, and communities effectively to facilitate inclusion and enhance the quality of life for people with special needs;
  • analyze and solve problem critically and independently by integrating information based on theories, empirical literature and practical experience for the education and development of people with special needs.

Programme Features

  • A strong line-up of teaching staff - specialists in the areas of developmental and learning disabilities, special needs, support services, counselling, and social work - to offer students an immersive learning experience in special education.
  • A firm academic grounding in the holistic study of special education - a multitude of courses that weave together the educational, physical, and social aspects of special education.
  • An interdisciplinary approach to curriculum design, which is responsive to both developmental and learning needs in personal, school, and community contexts.
  • Professional preparation through practicum in real work settings and research project on selected topics.
  • Designated clinical laboratories with cutting-edge facilities and resources for hands-on training.

Career Prospects/Professional Qualifications

The skills and perspectives students developed through the BA(SE) will be of particular value in careers related to social services, community development, and education-related business in government and non-governmental organisations. Possible positions may include:

  • Special Education Coordinator/Facilitator in NGOs, rehabilitation centres, sheltered workshops and training units, etc. to provide assessment and case management services, family support, and home care coordination to people with disabilities;
  • Project Officer, Liaison Officer, or Community Support Officer in government and non-government agencies, charities, private enterprises, community groups etc., to work with community services and other professionals;
  • Executive Officer or Equal Opportunities Officer in government, non-government and private organizations to facilitate self-advocacy and/or negotiate on behalf of people with disabilities; and
  • Teaching Assistant, Learning Mentor, or Project Coordinator in mainstream and special learning environments such as schools, NGOs, rehabilitation centres, learning support units.

Graduates may also continue their professional development through postgraduate studies and extend their career horizon to academic/teaching professionals, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, job placement specialists or consultants in the field of inclusive and special education.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Special Education.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

HK$140,000.00 (13,21,320) per year

From

Sep

Venue

Tseung Kwan O Study Centre

No.1, King Yin Lane,

Tseung Kwan O,

Sai Kung, Hong Kong, New Territories

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

HK$140,000.00 (13,21,320) per year

From

Sep

Venue

Sports Centre

55 Yau King Lane,

Tai Po, Hong Kong, New Territories

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

HK$140,000.00 (13,21,320) per year

From

Sep

Venue

Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

HK$140,000.00 (13,21,320) per year

From

Sep

Venue

The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)

Tai Po Campus,

10 Lo Ping Road,

Tai Po, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirement for international students

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level / International Advanced Level
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • SAT Reasoning Test

General English Language Requirements

The following is a list of acceptable tests and the score required:

  • TOEFL - Paper-based: 550; or Internet-based: 80
  • IELTS Academic - Overall Band: 6
  • GCE System: Grade E or above in GCE AS-level or A-level English; or Grade C or above in IGCSE / GCE O-level English; or Grade C or above in GCSE English or English Literature
  • IB - Grade 4 in the Higher Level English Language (B Syllabus); or Grade 5 in the Standard Level English Language (B Syllabus); or Grade 4 in the Higher or Standard Level English Language (A1 or A2 Syllabus); or Grade 4 in the Higher or Standard Level English A: Language and Literature; or Grade 4 in the Higher or Standard Level English A: Literature; or Grade 4 in the Standard Level English-Literature and Performance; or Grade 4 in the Standard Level English-Text and Performance
  • SAT - A sub-score of 8 in Essay Writing in old SAT; or 590 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing in new SAT
  • Others - Other English language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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