"It takes someone special to teach someone special."
After finishing the course, you will be able to:
The course duration is one academic year
Any three days in a week usually Monday, Wednesday and Friday
3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Saturdays – Workshop/ Seminar.
INTERNSHIP– Monday to Friday in the morning session.
The faculty comprises of highly qualified experts and professionals from the field of Education, Special Education, Psychiatry, Social Work, Psychology and Medical fraternity.
The PGDSE program consists of a balance of theory and practical distributed throughout the two semesters in the academic year.
PART A - THEORY
PAPER I - FOUNDATIONS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
This paper helps the students to understand the definition, objectives, goals of special education along with integrated /inclusive education. It gives them an understanding of the several types of special children like, slow learners, gifted children, children with behaviour disorders to name a few.
PAPER II - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY:
This paper gives an insight about the growth and development and the various aspects of development from childhood to adulthood.
PAPER III - EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY:
Paper III gives students the knowledge about the meaning, definition and scope of educational psychology, process, and case study.
PAPER IV - PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND ASSESSMENT:
Paper IV focusses on the meaning, types and areas of assessment, the different tools and methods used, understanding of different psychological tests, educational tests. Students will learn how to diagnose between specific learning disability and slow learners. Understanding test reports and report writing is also an important part of this paper.
PAPER V - REMEDIAL/ENHANCEMENT EDUCATION:
Paper V throws light on the meaning/ definition/ need and scope of remedial education; its importance and different methods of remediation. This paper provides information about management of individual with special needs and the numerous services available.
PAPER VI - GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING:
Paper VI discusses about the importance of guidance and counselling along with educational guidance.
PART B - PRACTICUM:
Our Practicum involves an array of interesting activities ranging from practice teaching, presentations, making teaching aids, remedial kits, manuals and folders, attending workshops/ seminars to role plays and case studies. The practicum also involves a minor research project that needs to be presented by the students.
Students are required to complete their course within the prescribed one/two years of the course duration. In specific cases, approved by the Director of the institute the student can complete the course within a period of 3 years as prescribed under the rules and regulations of the institute. Completion of the course includes appearing for and passing the written examinations, passing the viva voce, all practical components and such other tests, exams, and assignments as may be prescribed by the institute. There shall be no extension of time granted for completing the course. The only exception will be in case of long illnesses due to cancer, TB, chronic kidney disease, paralysis, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and duly certified by a medical practitioner approved by the institute.