Bachelor of Education in Special Education (BED SE)
The programme aims at providing theoretical, philosophical, historical, and practical learning experiences in special education. A key characteristic of a student completing the programme will be knowledgeable and professional with abilities in providing support and services to people with special needs and disabilities. The distinguishing features of this programme are capacity building in educational services for people with disabilities and special educational needs. Training and producing teachers capable of both rendering the necessary support to learners with special needs and disabilities and teaching in the classroom.
Course Name: Bachelor of Education in Special Education
Short Form: BED SE
Programme: Special Education
UQF level:UQF Level 8 Academic bachelor’s Degree
Total Units: 40 Units
Mode of Delivery: Blended Mode
The entry qualifications to this Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education s programme of the Open University of Tanzania [OUT] are:
A Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) or equivalent, with passes in FOUR approved subjects, obtained prior to the sitting of the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A.C.S.E.E.) or equivalent.
(b) One of the following combinations of passes in Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A.C.S.E.E.) or equivalent;
(i) Two principal Level passes (in appropriate subjects) or
(ii) An appropriate equivalent Diploma approved by the Senate of The Open University of Tanzania. These may include. The diploma must be of a duration of at least two years
Candidates who have satisfied Examiners in the Mature Age Entry Examinations set by Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), University of Dar Es Salaam, or any other recognized university will be considered for admission. Written evidence of a satisfactory pass will be essential.
Candidates who do not qualify under options I and II may register for Foundation Courses (OFC) offered by The Open University of Tanzania. Those who pass examinations set at the end of the coursewill beeligibleforregistration for any of the degree programmes including Bachelor of Education in Special Education (BED-SE), depending on the subject combination taken in the OFC.
Candidates with awards from other Institutions of Higher Learning will be considered on their merit. These include a degree or an Advanced Diploma in a relevant field.
Either a candidate must possess a diploma with at least 3.0 GPA or ‘C’ average grade in specified fields such as: Diploma in special education; Diploma in education; Diploma in primary teacher education; Diploma in early childhood education; Diploma in technical education; Diploma in educational management and administration; Diploma in open and distance learning; Diploma in curriculum design and development; Diploma in business education; Diploma in ICT; Diploma in computer science; Diploma in languages; Diploma in Guidance and Counseling; Diploma in community development; Diploma in social work; Diploma in Assistive Technology; Diploma in audiology; Diploma in Physiotherapy; Diploma in Sign Language; Diploma in Adult Education; Diploma in Rehabilitation studies; Diploma in Hearing Sciences and Audiology; PLUS additional entry qualifications for those without a diploma in special education: (1) a training in special education or (2) a training in disability issues or (3) experience in services for people with disabilities.