USEP hosts capability building of SPED Teachers and Special School Administrators

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Recognizing the vital roles of teachers and administrators in providing basic quality education to Children with Special Needs (CSN) in the country, the Department of Education and the University of Southeastern Philippines agreed to work jointly together on a project in April – May 2012. Through the auspices of the Human Resource Training Development Funds of the Bureau of Elementary Education, Department of Education the “Capability Building for SPED Teachers” and “Training on Organization, Administration and Supervision of SPED” was conducted. The training program emphasized Inclusive Education of children with varying exceptionalities such as Intellectual Disability, Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment, Learning Disability, Multiple Disability with Visual Impairment and children who are Gifted and Talented. This is in accordance with the 1990 World Conference on Education for All where the Philippines is a signatory.

A total of one hundred sixty-four (164) teachers and forty (40) principals from different regions of the country participated in this endeavor. The College of Education as a Center of Excellence in Teacher Education spearheaded the program through its Teacher Training Center. It is envisaged that the human resource training will increase the enrollment of children with disabilities in the country as well as identify children with abilities in schools and communities.

The College of Education, USeP offers Bachelor in Elementary Education major in Special Education as well as Master of Education in Special Education with streams (specialization) in Mentally Gifted, Mentally Handicapped, Blind and Visually Impaired. For Inquiries, you may get in touch at 082-2254696 or visit the Obrero Campus.