|Advanced Bachelor of Special Educational Needs and Remedial Training|
You have a big heart for children and adolescents with special educational needs?
The advanced Bachelor programmes Special Educational Needs and Remedial Teaching and Special Education want to inspire and support teachers and other school staff in their educational activities towards pupils with special educational needs, e.g. pupils with autism, learning disorders, physical disabilities, chronic diseases, complex social and behavioural problems, etc. Both competency-based programmes offer two options: a four semester programme with evening courses (where students work 1 day a week in a school) or a two semester programme combining evening and daytime courses (students work 2,5 days a week in a school). Both programmes are open to teachers and other professionals who already have a bachelor degree in education or another bachelor or master degree (e.g. social work, occupational therapy, speech therapy, etc.) or work as a teacher. In the advanced Bachelors, students learn to assess and formulate special individualized educational needs. They are taught to evaluate and adjust learning targets, with the cooperation of pupils, families and all those concerned. Students also learn to work together in a team, develop an inclusive policy and coordinate different initiatives at the school level. Lecturers and professionals (e.g. parents in parent organisations, pedagogues, therapists, social workers, etc.) combine current conceptual frameworks, methodology and contents with the daily teaching reality. They guide and supervise the students in further professionalization, reflection and experience based learning.
Graduates from these advanced Bachelors have greater opportunities to work as care coordinators, guidance counsellors, trainers or as remedial workers.
Exchange students get opportunities to participate in international modules or to follow an international course on Intercultural Competences. We have also established a cooperation with international partners in Finland (Metropolia University Helsinki), Sweden (University of Gävle), the United Kingdom (St. Mary’s University Belfast) and Spain (University of Ramon Llull Blanquerna Barcelona, La Salle University Madrid, Edetania University Valencia).
Facts and figures
Head of department: Mark Pâquet
Address: Campus Kattenberg - Kattenberg 9, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Number of students: 92
Number of staff: 12
Pieter Demeyer,International coordinator
Tel.: +32 9 234 80 00