BSEEd in Special Education in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education major in Special Education program (BEEd-SPED) is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in caring to the educational needs of special children.

The program is focused on providing students with a better understanding on the psychology of special children, the proper and effective teaching approach and strategies with the use of appropriate learning materials.

Admission requirements for BEEd in Special Education the Philippines


  • Must have recommendation from high school principal and guidance counsellor
  • Must have the Original copy of high school card (Form 138A)
  • Must have most recent medical and dental health record
  • Must take and pass the College Entrance Examination
  • Must have a copy of NSO certified birth certificate
  • Must have a certificate of good moral character
  • Must have a copy of high school diploma
  • One 2”x 2” copy of latest photo

Duration of BEEd in Special Education program in the Philippines


The BS in Elementary Education major in Special Education program takes 4 years to complete.
An on-job training or internship is done on the third and fourth years of the program, where students are exposed to both in-campus and out-campus teaching. The internship will last for at least 1 month on every year.

Subjects included in the BEEd in Special Education program


  • Movement Arts and Music for Children with Special Needs
  • Effective Communication with Professional and Families
  • Psychological and Physical Knowledge Approaches
  • Introduction to Sociology with Family Planning
  • Experiencing the teaching- Learning Process
  • Assessment of Children with Special Needs
  • The Learners Development & Environment
  • Pagbasa at Pagsulat Tungo sa Pananaliksik
  • Psychology of Children with Special Needs
  • Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino
  • Technology in Learning Environment
  • Introduction to Philosophy and Logic
  • Child & Adolescent Development
  • Speech and Oral Communication
  • Social Dimensions of Education
  • Learning Assessment Strategies
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Philippine Literature in English
  • SPED Classroom Management
  • Teaching Multi Grade Classes
  • Masining na Pamamahayag
  • Observational Child Study
  • Curriculum Development
  • Exploring the Curriculum
  • The Teaching Professions
  • Developmental Reading
  • Behavior Management
  • Life and Works of Rizal
  • Principles of Teaching
  • Communication Skills
  • Educational Statistics
  • Facilitating Learning
  • Introduction to SPED
  • Curriculum for SPED
  • General Psychology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Inclusive Education
  • Sports and Games
  • Art Appreciation
  • World Literature
  • Peace Education
  • Educational Tech
  • Earth Science
  • Assessment
  • Field Study
  • Basic ICT

Licensure examination required in order to practice as Elementary Special Education teacher in the Philippines


A graduate of BEEd in Special Education needs to pass the Licensure Examination for Teachers in order to practice as a teacher in the Philippines. The examination is given by the Board of Professional Teachers under the supervision of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

Requirements for the Licensure Examination for Teachers


  • Must be a holder of a degree in BEED major in Special Education with academic credits on required subjects from a university recognized by the Philippine government.
  • Must have a copy of the Transcript of Records with Special order and date of graduation with remarks “FOR BOARD EXAMINATION PURPOSES ONLY”
  • Must not have any case filed or pending for moral turpitude in any court in the Philippines that involves moral turpitude
  • Must have an original copy of community tax certificate (cedula)
  • Must have a copy of the NSO authenticated birth certificate
  • Must be of good health and sound mind
  • Must be of good moral character
  • Must be a Filipino Citizen

Career opportunities for graduates of BEEd in Special Education in the Philippines


  • SPED Teacher
  • SPED Facilitator/Speaker
  • Day Care Supervisor
  • Instructional Materials Consultant
  • Instructional Materials Developer
  • SPED Researcher
  • Seminar Trainer
  • Textbook Writer
  • Module Writer
  • Researcher
  • Principal

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Reviews of BEEd in Special Education graduates:

Charis Faith Rio
◈ Studied BEED in Special Education
◈ At Holy Name University
◈ Graduated 2011

list bulletWhy did I choose BEEd in Special Education:
Not because I wanted to educate special children but also to advocate people who only have a few knowledge about special education.

list bulletMy current job:
Preschool principal

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college:
Not everything you learn in college is useful in the real work field. No theories and books can tantamount to real life situations. Common sense is very essential not just in my field but to every job there is.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job after graduation:
About 5 months

list bulletDo I recommend studying BEEd in Special Education:
Salary is high but not all special education teachers land in their proper careers.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
When you decide to become a special education teacher, you choose a life of purpose, impact and straight-up fun. No course is too difficult if you have the passion and perseverance to finish.

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