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. Students will learn about the types and characteristics of special needs, assessment and intervention approaches, the broader environmental, language, and social contexts, as well as issues related to social inclusion, empowerment, and quality of life of individuals with special needs. Graduates of the programme are expected to be competent practitioners in schools and community settings, who possess knowledge, skills, and values needed to contribute to the special education field. Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be able to:
demonstrate understanding of special needs and the roles of different stakeholders;
evaluate ethical issues and advocate equal opportunities and rights relevant to special education needs;
formulate and implement intervention plans for supporting individuals with special needs in school and community settings;
demonstrate the ability to interact with families, schools, and communities effectively to facilitate inclusion and enhance the quality of life for people with special needs; and
analyze and solve problems relating to the education and development of people with special needs by integrating theories, empirical literature, ethical considerations and practical experience.