The Master of Arts in Special Education provides opportunities for educators to experience professional and personal growth and development through a systematic approach to the description, assessment, planning of programs for exceptional children. The program has a core of twelve (12) units in the foundation subjects, eighteen (18) units for the major subjects including field practice, six (6) units of electives and six (6) units for thesis writing. During the last semester of the program, the student prepares a final assessment of growth that has taken place during the program of study. A comprehensive examination that integrates all significant learning experiences has to be taken and an oral presentation and defense of the thesis must be done. Program Objectives The MA Program in Special Education aims to help educators: 1. Recognize the physiological, social, psychological and environmental factors that help shape the development of special children. 2. Provide the special environment for the special child by designing appropriate programs of study and evaluation tools that will shape their development and their role in society. 3. Apply a repertoire of knowledge and skills in conducting educational research that can further tap the full potentials of special children. 4. Empower the special learner to become a productive and self-reliant member of society.
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Graduate Admission Requirements: 1. Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree or it's equivalent from an accredited/reputable institution of higher learning preferably with a major in the graduate area for which the applicant is applying. Undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPAs) or Cumulative Quality Point Averages (CQPAs) required by the respective graduate areas must be complied with prior to admission to the graduate program. 2. Applicants who complete their undergraduate degrees from institution other than SSC or applicants without the appropriate degree must have taken or will have to take undergraduate subjects and/or foundation subjects as prescribed in their chosen field or study. 3. Applicants must pass the graduate school battery of tests which covers intelligence, aptitude and personality. 4. Non-English speaking applicant must pass the English Placement Test to enter the graduate program or provide scores of at least 500 on a TOEFL test taken within the previous two (2) years. Students must have their official TOEFL scores sent directly to SSC’s Admissions Office prior to their registration at SSC. In the event that an applicant has not taken the TOEFL test, enrollment in the prescribed English classes is required upon registration for the first and all subsequent terms at SSC, until such time as the proficiency in English has been judged to be sufficient. 5. Preferably applicants must have had at least two (2) years of work experience in the course/program applied for.
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St. Scholastica’s College Manila (SSC Manila) is a Catholic Women’s College founded in 1906 by the Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing, Germany. It offers holistic Benedictine education for Basic Education, College, and Graduate levels, with its School of Music being recognized by CHED as a Center of Excellence for Music Education.
The history of St. Scholastica's College Manila began when the first five German Sisters of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing arrived in the Philippines.
With the spirit of faith and a burning zeal for missionary service, the five Benedictine sisters led by Mother Ferdinanda Hoelzer as Sister Prioress together with Sister Petronilla Keller, Crescentia Veser, Winfrieda Mueller, and novice Alexia Ruedenauer, embraced their mission of nourishing the Catholic faith through God’s word.