B.Ed* Special Education (Mental Retardation)

B.Ed Special Education (Mental Retardation) course aims to develop professionals for special education within a broad framework of education in the current millennium. The course will enable learners to acquire knowledge, develop competencies and practice skills to impart education to children with mental retardation.

Eligibility and admission

Candidates with at least fifty percent marks either in the Bachelors Degree and/or in the Masters degree in Sciences/Social Sciences/Humanities, Bachelor’s in Engineering or Technology with specialization in Science and Mathematics with 55 % marks or any other qualification equivalent thereto, are eligible for admission to the programme.

Curriculum highlights

  • Introduction to Disabilities
  • Human growth development & life span approach
  • Educational assessment, Teaching strategies and Material Development
  • Training adaptive skills and functional academics
  • Educational Psychology
  • Therapeutics
  • Education in the emerging Indian society and school administration
  • Persons with mental retardation and associated disabilities
  • Curricular strategies
  • Family and community
  • Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities
  • Teaching Methodology Subjects

The programme helps the students to enhance their skills. It is imparted in regular mode. Students are provided with study materials along with basic computer literacy.

A special education programme must be seen in the overall perspective of habilitation and rehabilitation of persons with mental retardation, keeping in view diverse socio-economic settings, rural/urban location, specific cultural groups and specific needs of the persons with mental retardation pertaining to age, severity, family background, ecological and social milieu. It is well recognized that children of the school going age with mental retardation will require services from different professionals. A special education programme should be able to assimilate knowledge and skills from different disciplines and integrate and include them into the educational programme where specialists would continue to serve as essential resource persons.