• The ICFAI University,  Tripura

The D.Ed Spl Ed Program (Mental Retardation)

The D.Ed Spl Ed Program (Mental Retardation)

The D.Ed. (Special Education) program will prepare human resources to enable them to acquire knowledge and develop competencies and skills to impart education and training effectively to children with disability as well as all other children and thus being teachers for all children.

After completing the D.Ed. (Special Education) program the studentteachers will:

  • Acquire knowledge & skills about human development, contemporary Indian education, and pedagogy of various school subjects and assessment for learning.
  • Acquire knowledge & skills about nature and educational needs of children with disabilities as well as of few select specific disabilities.
  • Develop conceptual understanding of education provisions and skills for working with children with various disabilities in Special and inclusive settings.
  • Enhance knowledge and skills for professional development.

Duration
The duration of the course will be two years

Eligibility
Students who have passed 10+2 or equivalent with 50% of marks in any stream are eligible for the program.

Certification as Registered Personnel
It is mandatory for every rehabilitation professional / personnel to obtain a “Registered Personnel / Professional Certificate” from the Rehabilitation Council of India to work in the field of special education in India.

As continuous professional growth is necessary for the renewal of the certificate, the rehabilitation professional / personnel should undergo in-service program periodically to update their professional knowledge.

Job Opportunities
General School /Special schools /integrated \ Inclusive setup / Itinerant programmers /CBSE School/ Navodaya Vidyalaya etc.

Program Structure
Semester-I Semester-II
Year
I
THEORY
  • Introduction to Disabilities (Common Paper)
  • Human growth development & life span approach
  • Educational assessment, Teaching strategies and Material Development
  • Training adaptive skills and functional academics
PRACTICAL
  • Assessment and Individualized Educational
  • Group Teaching Curricular Activities
  • Group Teaching Co-curricular Activities
  • Therapeutics & Behaviour Modification (BM)
  • Information and communication technology
THEORY
  • Educational Psychology (Common)
  • Therapeutics
PRACTICAL
  • Assessment and Individualized Educational Program (2 IEPs moderate and severe case)
  • Group Teaching Curricular Activities
  • Group Teaching Co-curricular Activities
  • Therapeutics (OT, PT & ST)
  • Teaching Learning Material (TLM)
Semester-III Semester-IV
Year
II
THEORY
  • Education in the emerging Indian society and school administration (Common Paper)
  • Persons with mental retardation and associated disabilities
  • Curricular strategies
PRACTICAL
  • Assessment and Individualized Educational Program for associated disabilities (Autistic & CP child — 2 IEPs)
  • Work education and programming for transition
  • Group Teaching curricular and cocurricular activities for associated disabilities (11 lesson plans)
THEORY
  • Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities (Common Paper)
  • Teaching Methodology Subjects
PRACTICAL
  • Assessment and Individualized Educational
  • Program for associated disabilities (Multi disabled child -1 IEP)
  • Group Teaching of Social Science and Math (5 each on each subject. total 10 lesson plans)
  • Preparation of Project
  • Group Teaching of Language (English/ Hindi/ Regional Language) (10 lesson plans)
Note: The program structure may change marginally. The specific details will be given in the Student Handbook.