Department of Education
Virginia Caneo, Chairperson
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (BSEEd) major in Special Education (SpEd)
Philippine History 3
Rizal / SPT 3 units
Guidance & Counseling 3 units
General Education 106
SPED 1 Introduction to SPED 1 (3 units)
Introduces the philosophical, historical, ethical and legal bases of Special Education.
SPED 2 Introduction to SPED 2/Psychology of Children with Special Needs (3 units)
Discusses the biological bases, sociological and psychological theories in Special Education. Describes the developmental characteristics of students with various exceptionalities, their learning needs and manifestations of such needs.
Observational Child Study 1 (3 units)
Identifies the different types of observations and how to record these observations. Gives opportunities for actual observations of overt behaviors. Equips the students with skills and knowledge in observing, recording and interpreting behavior of students with special needs.
Observational Child Study 2 (3 units)
Acquire more competence in observing and recording observations of psychological behaviors of children with special needs. It provides hands-on experience in classroom observation.
Assessment of Children with Special Needs/Effective Communication with Professionals and Families (3 units)
Familiarizes the students in the use of identification and screening procedures and instruments appropriate for children with special needs. Equips the students with theories and principles in a holistic day-to- day assessment and evaluation of students with special needs; focuses on the use of informal and non-traditional assessment tools for cognitive, affective, psychomotor, language and behavior: describes multidisciplinary team evaluation with professionals and families and how such evaluation results are reported to parents.
Curriculum for SPED 1 (3units)
Becomes aware of the theories and principles of curriculum development for children with physical disabilities. provides models/ designs for planning and developing the curriculum for children with special needs.
Curriculum for SPED 2 (3 units)
Utilizes previously – acquired theories and principles in planning and developing curriculum programs for children with special needs with emphasis on mental giftedness and learning deficiencies; discuss evaluation of the effectiveness of the curriculum.
Preparation of Instructional Materials for SPED (3 units)
Discuss various theories and principles on preparation, selection and utilization of materials for children with special needs; provides hands-on experiences in preparing materials for students with special needs; integrates information technology in the development and use of instructional materials in the classroom.
Inclusive Education (3 units)
Discusses the philosophy, principles, and objectives of inclusive classroom environment for children with special needs. Focuses on the strategies and procedures utilized in inclusive classroom.
Psychological and Physical Knowledge Approaches (3 units)
Describes and demonstrates the processes, steps in the psychological and physical knowledge approaches in teaching SPED classes.
Discusses principles, program options and strategies in teaching students with high mental ability and specific giftedness; includes acceleration, enrichment, and program modification for addressing educational needs of gifted and talented students. It also discusses procedures and strategies in helping students with physical disabilities and socio-emotional problems through games, play, motor skills development and behavior modification.
ICT and SPED (3 units)
Discusses the principles and philosophies involved in the use of technology in the classroom. Integrates technology in teaching different learning areas in SPED.
SPED Classroom Management (3 units)
Describes the characteristics of teachers and personnel in SPED. Develops attitude of teaching and SPED personnel. Includes enhancing environmental climate, setting procedures, improving physical set up, modifying classroom atmosphere for positive social interaction of students with special needs.
Movement, Arts and Music for Children with Special Needs (3 units)
Include such activities as movement, arts and music, useful for increment of performance.
Behavior Management (3 units)
Introduces psychological approaches in helping exceptional children such as: nueoro-linguistic; extinction; language therapy; includes assessment and instructional interventions to address special interaction, social skills deficit and expressive language problems.
Individualized Educational Program (IEP) (3 units)
Discusses program options in assisting students with diverse needs toward normalcy; includes inclusion, mainstreaming and IEP to address needs of CNS’s
Home, School and Community Collaboration (3 units)
Describes child-rearing practices of parents with exceptional children. Encourages home school partnership in the development of children with special needs. Discusses various methods of building and maintaining collaboration and communication program with the family and professionals.
Guidance and Counseling for Children with Special Needs (3 units)
Familiarizes students with approaches and strategies on the development of healthy self- esteem and socio-emotional adaptation to assist children in coping with life, in and out of school environment.
Research in SPED (3 units)
Integrates foundational knowledge and method skills in developing a research output utilizing qualitative and quantitative designs; disseminates results through seminars and publication.
Organization and Administration of SPED (3 units)
Describes procedures in organizing SPED classes; becomes familiar with DEP-ED requirements and expectations for organization of SPED classes.