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The Diploma of Special Education Fundamentals, part of the In-service Teacher Training Program, is designed to provide teachers with a basic understanding of special education and basic skills to deal with special needs children. It is for people with classroom experience as regular teachers, special education teachers, or assistant teachers and people with experience working in a center for special needs children. (In special cases we will accept people who have worked on an individual basis with special needs children.)
Participants may take a single module or the full program (2 modules). Each module is 26 hours.
N.B. These are non-credit modules. They are separate from the regular bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offered at Haigazian University.

Descriptions of modules:
TT 201 Special Education: An Introduction
This module creates general understanding of special education issues through a brief overview of special education and an introduction to the IEP (Individualized Education Program) and teaching strategies. Participants are introduced to the characteristics of children with learning difficulties, including issues of memory and attention. The main topics are the IEP, assessment, and teaching strategies*, accommodations and modifications of the curriculum for English, Arabic, Math, and Science.
 * The emphasis is on learning disabilities and dyslexia. Other disabilities will be mentioned.
TT 202 Special Education: Core Skills for Teachers
The second module builds on the information and skills developed in Module 1. The main topics are: response to intervention, stages of instructional modifications, behavioral disorders, classroom management, ADHD, behavioral modification, child development, and early childhood Special Education.

  Certificate – granted after each module completed
  Diploma – granted after two modules completed

  Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-6:05 p.m.
    - TT 201: Fall Semester (November 29, 2010 – February 7, 2011)
    - TT 202: Spring Semester (February 28 – May 2, 2011)
    - We plan to offer TT 201 again in Summer 2011, TT 202 in Fall 2011, etc.
  In the Lifelong Learning office (College Building, Room 204)
  Office hours: Monday to Friday, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
  Fall Semester registration: October 1 to November 12, 2010

Fees for each module:
  Registration fee:    25,000 LBP
  Tuition fee:          300,000 LBP
More information:
Tel.: 01-353010/1/2 or 01-349230/1  Ext. 354
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