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This course provides an overview of effective instructional strategies which can be used for children with special needs, especially to facilitate reading, writing and mathematical skills. Two contrasting methods in the instruction of learning disabled children are also discussed, namely Direct Instruction and Cognitive Training. Students will also be given practice in planning, implementing and evaluating instruction for special needs children through micro-teaching sessions.

Programme Fee

Awarding Body: 

This programme is designed, delivered, assessed and awarded by SEGi University through the Africa Open Learning Platform. 

Endorsement & Recognition: 

This programme is recognized and endorsed by the Seychelles Qualifications Authority (SQA), established under the Seychelles Qualifications Authority Act of 2005. 

Entry Requirements: 
Entry Requirements - No 
Age Experience - 19 Years Above 
Language Proficiency - Yes 
Numeracy Proficiency - No 
Pre-requisites - No
  1. Concept of Differentiated Instruction
  2. The Planning Process of Instruction
  3. Grouping for Effective Instruction
  4. Direct Instruction for Learners with Special Needs
  5. Cognitive Training for Learners with Special Needs
  6. Facilitating Reading
  7. Facilitating Writing
  8. Facilitating Mathematical Skills
  9. Teaching in the Content Areas
  10. Technology Integration in the Classroom
  11. Trends in the classroom

Coursework 1 - 30%
Coursework 2 - 30%
Quiz - 10%
Report - 30%

Credit Transfer: 
Upon successful completion of this Micro-credential certification in Instructional Strategies for Children With Special Needs (BEd), students will be able to transfer grades and credits into the following programme(s):
  1. Bachelor of Education (Honours)
Continuing Education: 
Upon successful completion of this Bachelor of Education (Honours) programme and meeting the necessary entry requirements, students will be able to progress into the following programme(s):
  1. Master of Education by Research
  2. Master of Education by Coursework
Career Opportunities: 

School leavers who want to get a head start before joining an academic programme or a working adults who want to upskill or learn a specific skill; work with rapidly changing technology; and/or acquire specialised skills sought after by employers.