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Qualification: Specialist for work with students with learning difficulties (no legal status)

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Specialist for work with students with learning difficulties (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

  • identify students with special educational needs in elementary school and their traits, and factors from the social and learning environments,
  • identify causes for students’ learning difficulties, assess the different traits of children using observation techniques, rating scales, questionnaires, knowledge tests and other instruments,
  • successfully plan differentiated and individualised programmes, approaches, models, methods, techniques, and aids for work with students, their parents and peers and with co-workers at schools and other experts who come into contact with students, 
  • provide the conditions to appropriately motivate each student, to create the appropriate atmosphere in the class, group and school, and develop positive attitudes towards these students,
  • carry out regular and final evaluations, and adapt the teaching process to children’s needs, etc.

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Examination performance is scored as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

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Candidates must defend their specialist thesis to complete their studies. Graduates of this programme must complete the programme by the 30.9.2016.

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  • Diploma in defectology and class teaching (class teaching graduates must also pass the following differential examinations by the end of their studies: Psychology of Persons with Special Educational Needs, Methodology of Educational Work with an Individualised Programme and Human Genetics), 
  • at least three years of work experience in an elementary school or in an elementary school with an adapted programme, 
  • an average grade of very good (8) for undergraduate studies, 
  • active proficiency in at least one foreign language.

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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF, level 10)

NQF Level: 
9
Access requirements: 
  • Diploma in defectology and class teaching (class teaching graduates must also pass the following differential examinations by the end of their studies: Psychology of Persons with Special Educational Needs, Methodology of Educational Work with an Individualised Programme and Human Genetics), 
  • at least three years of work experience in an elementary school or in an elementary school with an adapted programme, 
  • an average grade of very good (8) for undergraduate studies, 
  • active proficiency in at least one foreign language.
Ways to acquire: 

Candidates must defend their specialist thesis to complete their studies. Graduates of this programme must complete the programme by the 30.9.2016.