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M.Ed. Special Education Course                                         
Intellectual Disability


The planetary goal of development in 21st century is sustainability of man and environment by promoting harmony between man vs man and man vs environment locally, nationally and globally. India has set the national goal of becoming a developed country in the cybernetic Age by 2025.

Professional preparation and continuing professional development of teachers need teacher educators who are themselves professional teachers and who have, through a process of critical scrutiny of theory, critical reflection on practice as well as doing research, deepened their understanding of the environmental factors. These factors circumscribe the context and scope of the core education processes, the nature and structure of knowledge that the learners construct and develop and the dynamics within classroom processes that support or jeopardize learning. The two-year M.Ed. Spl. Ed.(ID) programme has been conceptualized to answer this need and facilitate deep understanding and critical reflection of the teaching learning processes that support inclusion of children with disabilities via both critical comprehension of theory as well as hands-on reflective practice.

While the revised B.Ed. Spl. Ed. programme will provide a strong initial foundation essential to equip new teachers with the knowledge, competencies, skills attitudes, awareness and confidence required to teach children in general and special education classrooms, the M.Ed. Spl. Ed. (ID) programme aims to prepare professionals with the ability for curriculum and instructional planning, educational management, technology, research and human resource development. They will also be trained to foster collaborative work with key professionals including parents and other professionals as part of a trans-disciplinary team.

The information technology revolution has taken a central role in the classroom and has potential to transform aspects of the curriculum. As the 'Curriculum and instructional designer a teacher with M.Ed. Spl. Ed. (ID) Degree should have subject knowledge, advanced pedagogical skills, reflective practice and ability to adapt instruction to the needs of each individual as well as to the needs of the group of learners as a whole. The need of the hour is to integrate these with a working knowledge of information and communication technology.

Though disability rehabilitation has grown into a well-developed field in India, disability studies and research need impetus. Research enables conversion of knowledge into information that can be used by many. Objectivity and scientific thinking are essential for effective classroom practices as well as for undertaking research projects as part of their teaching career.

The knowledge of research methods and statistics is integral to any Master 's level program. A teacher with M.Ed. Spl. Ed. (ID)  Degree may become educational manager or curriculum planner or teacher educator, research remains a common thread in all or any of these roles. The research component in the M.Ed. Spl. Ed. (ID) program produces reflective practitioners, efficient managers and professionals engaged in academic pursuits.


The M.Ed. Spl. Ed. (ID) programme aims to develop professionals for general as well as special education within a broad perception of education in the current millennium. The M.Ed. Spl. Ed. (ID) course will educate and train human resources to enable them to acquire knowledge and develop competencies and skills to impart education and training effectively to all children including children with special needs.

The M.Ed. Spl. Ed. (ID) programme aims to prepare the students for the following:

  1. To develop skills and competencies to cater to the needs of children in general, and children with special needs in particular, in cognitive, affective and skill domains in various settings.

  2. To acquire knowledge about change in the prevailing and emerging Indian society in view of recent trends in education and national development.

  3. To equip in various techniques of teaching and evaluation in special and inclusive set up.

  4. To perceive the special needs of children and develop confidence in them to realize their potentials and abilities to meet the national development with self-respect, dignity and freedom.



The duration of the Course is of four Semesters, that is, two academic years, which can be completed in a maximum of three years from the date of admission to the programme.


The candidates with the following qualification shall be eligible for admission of course.

  1. At least 50 % marks in B.Ed. special Education (ID) (regular or distance education) recognized by RCI.


  1. A candidate who has successfully passed the B. Ed General course and has successfully completed a one year/two-year diploma course in Special Education (ID) recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India with minimum 50% marks in each Course.


  1. Candidate with B.A/B.Sc/B.Com/B.Ed Spl.Edu. ((ID) 4 years Integrated Course.

  2. A candidate having passed PG Diploma in (ID) with 50% Marks (Till Academic session 2014-15)

  3. Candidate should have a Valid RCI Registration no.

  4. The Reservation and Relaxation for SC/ST/OBC/PWD and other Categories shall be as per the rules of state govt whichever is applicable 


Entrance Examination/Merit Basis.


The Candidate is required to complete 80% attendance in both theory and practical as a prequalification to become eligible to appear in the examination.



The examination shall consist of two parts, namely:

  1. Theory

  2. Practical, Practice Teaching, Dissertation and Sessional.

The examination of two semesters (I&II) in the month of June / July on completion of the first year and two semesters (III&IV) the examination of Second Year in the month of June / July on completion of the second year. Similarly practical part of the examination including practice shall be arranged by the course coordinator/ head of the Institution up the 15th April and their marks will be submitted by 30th April.



In order to pass the examination, the student has to get a minimum 40% in each theory subject examination and a minimum 50% in each practical.



The Course should be spread over a period of 200 days (minimum) per year in addition to the examination and admission days.

Weight age for marks will be as per the guidelines of the universities.

Weight age in terms of hours suggested by Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi is as follows:


As per the guidelines of the RCI -

The M.Ed. special education course consists of theory papers as the following scheme:


– As per the guidelines of the RCI -

The pattern of the University theory examination will be as under for 80 Max. Marks.

(11) Award of Degree

The affiliating University will award degree in M.Ed. (Special Education) Mental Retardation.

Outline of the course

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