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MA in SPED

Master of Arts in Special Education
[Acknowledged By CHED October 15, 2001]

Program Description

The Master of Arts in Special Education provides opportunities for educators to experience professional and personal growth and development through a systematic approach to the description, assessment, planning of programs for exceptional children.

The program has a core of twelve (12) units in the foundation subjects, eighteen (18) units for the major subjects including field practice, six (6) units of electives and six (6) units for thesis writing.  During the last semester of the program, the student prepares a final assessment of growth that has taken place during the program of study.  A comprehensive examination that integrates all significant learning experiences has to be taken and an oral presentation and defense of the thesis must be done.

Program Objectives

The MA Program in Special Education aims to help educators:

1. Recognize the physiological, social, psychological and environmental factors that help shape the development of special children.
2. Provide the special environment for the special child by designing appropriate programs of study and evaluation tools that will shape their development and their role in society.
3. Apply a repertoire of knowledge and skills in conducting educational research that can further tap the full potentials of special children.
4. Empower the special learner to become a productive and self-reliant member of society.

Distribution of subjects per term

MASTER OF ARTS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

FIRST YEAR

First Semester

Second Semester

Subject Code

SUBJECTS

Units

Subject Code

SUBJECTS

UNITS

MASPED1A

Introduction to special education

3

MASPED 1B

EDUCATIONAL THERAPY

3

MASPED1A(1)

principles and practices of teaching special children

3

MASPED1B(1)

ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION OF SPECIAL LEARNERS

3

MASPED1A(2)

the behavioral child

3

MASPED1B(2)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION

3

TOTAL UNITS

9

TOTAL UNITS

9

SUMMER

Subject Code

SUBJECTS

Units

MASPED1C

EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND  STATISTICS

3

MASPED1C(1)

WOMEN’S STUDIES: A GENDER FAIR EDUCATION

3

 

TOTAL UNITS

6

SECOND YEAR

First Semester

Second Semester

Subject Code

SUBJECTS

Units

Subject Code

SUBJECTS

UNITS

MASPED2A

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN

3

MASPED2B

SUPERVISED FIELD EXPERIENCE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION 2

3

MASPED 2A(1)

MULTI-SECTORAL APPROACH/MAINSTREAM’G FOR

 EFFECTIVE  EDUCATION

3

TW2-MASPED

THESIS WRITING 2 (MA-SPED)

3

MASPED 2A(2))

SUPERVISED FIELD EXPERIENCE IN SPECIAL EDUCAITON 1

3

 

 

 

TW1-MASPED

THESIS WRITING 1 (MA-SPED)

3

 

 

 

TOTAL UNITS

12

TOTAL UNITS

6

 Summary of Units

MASTER OF ARTS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

FOUNDATION SUBJECTS (12 Units)

UNITS

MASPED1A

Introduction to Special Education

3

MASPED2A

Curriculum Development for Special Children

3

MASPED1A(1)

Principles and Practices of Teaching Special Children

3

MASPED1C

Educational Research and Statistics

3

MAJOR SUBJECTS (18 Units)

 

MASPED1B

Educational Therapy

3

MASPED2A(1)

A Multi-Cultural Approach and Mainstreaming for Effective Education

3

MASPED1B(1)

Assessment and Evaluation of Special Learners 2

3

MASPED1B(2)

Information Technology in Education

3

MASPED2A(2)

Supervised Field Experience in Special Education 1

3

MASPED2B

SUPERVISED FIELD EXPERIENCE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION 2

3

ELECTIVES (6 Units)

 

MASPED1C(1)

Women’s Studies: A Gender Fair Education

3

MASPED1A(2)

The Behavioural  Child

3

COMPREHENSIVE EXAM

 

COMPRE MASPED

Comprehensive Exam

0

THESIS WRITING (6 Units)

 

TW1 MASPED

Thesis Writing 1

3

TW2 MASPED

THESIS WRITING 2

3

TOTAL NO. OF UNITS

42  Units

Admission Requirements

Admissions criteria and requirements of the program are as follows:

1. Completion of an undergraduate degree in Education (BSE, BSEEd) with twelve (12) units in Special Education.
2. For graduates of other colleges and universities, at least two-year teaching experience or the eighteen (18) units requirement in Education (for non-BSE graduates) plus the following subjects in Special Education which are pre-requisites to the program:

     2.1 Overview of Special Education
     2.2 Principles and practices in Special Education
     2.3 Assessment and Evaluation of Exceptional Learners 1
     2.4 Extended Learning Through Art

3. Submission of accomplished Application Form to Admissions/Registrar’s Office together with a certified true copy of the transcript of records or Transfer Credential/Honourable Dismissal if the applicant has started her/his graduates studies in another institution.
4. SSC graduates who pass a qualifying examination and whose Cumulative Quality Point Average or CQPA is at least 3.0 in their major subjects and who do not have a grade lower than B in any major subject are granted automatic admission to the program.
5. Graduates of comparable colleges or universities must meet the following requirements:
     
     5.1 A CQPA of not lower than 3.0 or its equivalent in major subjects;
     5.2. No grade lower than B in any major subjects;
     5.3 Must have passed the entrance examination:
     5.4 Recommendation by a former professor in home school and employer.

Retention Requirements

St. Scholastica’s College Graduate School expects all its students to meet its academic requirements to stay their selected program of study.  Thus, applicants are expected to meet the following:

1. A minimum of grade of B in all subjects or compliance with the program maintenance requirements;
2. Interview by a panel of faculty members for those experiencing difficulties in meeting the program’s academic requirements.  Students having academic difficulties may be retained/delisted upon the recommendation of the panel.  Students may be put on academic probation for a semester.  Continued failure to comply with the academic requirements set by the Graduate School will mean automatic removal from the program.
3. Students are discouraged from dropping/withdrawing a course to avoid delay in completing their program of study.