Diploma in Learning Disability and Giftedness
The purpose of our program is to offer professional teaching credentials, which provide you with the knowledge and expertise to educate and support students with a learning disability or giftedness. This program covers the whole spectrum of special education (from giftedness to learning disabilities).
What Will I Learn?
The program allows you to use knowledge from theory and research to implement evidence-based interventions. It helps you demonstrate skills needed for differentiated instruction based on pupils’ needs. It also promotes collaboration and advocacy designed to improve the quality of life of exceptional learners
This program will allow you to:
- Actively implement effective evidence-based instructional strategies
- Apply scientifically-based methodology to improve interventions for students with learning disabilities or giftedness
- Advocate for and safeguard the human and civil rights of individuals with exceptionalities and their families
- Identify and apply effective instructional practices for the education of gifted students
- Evaluate progress of pupils using valid tools towards Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals
- Adapt instructional materials and evaluation tools to multilingual context
Who Can Apply?
To enroll in this program you need:
- A BA in Education, psychology, or related fields*
- One of the following courses offered at LAU: Exceptional Child (PSY311), Child Psychology (PSY202) or teaching Diverse Learners (EDU208)
*Applicants graduating from an institution of higher education recognized by LAU, where English is not the language of instruction, are required to pass the EEE or the TOEFL.
You need 21 credits to complete this program.
|Teaching LD Students in the Classroom
|Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties
|Introduction to Gifted Education
|Methods and Materials for Gifted Education
|Seminar in Education*
*Required by all students completing a teaching diploma.