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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Arts & Humanities
Childhood & Special Education via distance learning
This Doctor Ph.D. Degree creates a bridge between the worlds of child care and early education and preprimary and primary Doctor Ph.D. Degrees. Ideas are effectively presented and designed to give students a cohesive view of the what, why, and how of developmentally appropriate practices. It addresses various aspects (age, individual, social and cultural) of adaptation. It is designed for current and future early childhood professionals who work with children aged three to twelve. Also, this program covers the characteristics of students with special needs, the latest assistive technologies, and the new definitions and classifications of developmental challenges.
Academic Supervisor : Samuel Murinda
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The Doctor Ph.D. Degree online via distance learning offers students the highest level of specialization a discipline can offer. More info...
* 45 to 72 academic credits above a Master's program.
* Average Duration: 24 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% Thesis.
* Admission is open for adults over 27 years of age.
* Master's degree or international equivalent (5 years of study) is required for admission.
Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)
45 ... 72 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. It always seems impossible until it's done." Nelson Mandela.
Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...
Faculty of Arts & Humanities via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree
Childhood & Special Education via distance learning
45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
+ 42 Academic credits - Childhood & Special Education Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.
+ 42 Academic credits: Childhood & Special Education Online
BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...
Postgraduate level continuing education course.
Previous knowledge in this field of study is required.
601CSE - Early Child Care
602CSE - Child Education: Learning
603CSE - Child Education: Family
604CSE - Child Observation & Guidance
605CSE - Children with Special Needs
606CSE - Multilingual Children
607CSE - Child Development: Language, Math & Science
608CSE - Learning & Memory Development
609CSE - Cognitive Development
610CSE - Disabilities & Assistive Technology
611CSE - Special Education
612CSE - Children Education Programs
613CSE - Gifted & Talented Children
614CSE - Childhood Education
Bibliography: Childhood & Special Education via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Educational Psychology.
Research work resources and network - Doctor - Childhood & Special Education:
ABPEE - Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa em Educação Especial
ABRAPEC - Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa em Educação em Ciências
ACAMH - Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
ACEI - Association for Chilhood Education International
AEST - Asociación Española para Superdotados y con Talento
AFOS - Association for the Foundations of Science, Language and Cognition
AMEE - Asociación Mundial de Educación Especial
ANPEIP - Association Nationale Pour les Enfants Intellectuellement Précoces
EFP - European Forum of Psychomotricity
FCSN - Federation for Children with Special Needs
FFPPEA - Fédération Française de Psychothérapie Psychanalytique pour l’Enfant et l’Adolescent
IACEP - International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology
ISIS - International Society on Infant Studies
NASET - National Association of Special Education Teachers
NPIA - Nature Pedagogy International Association
SRCD - Society for Research in Child Development
Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional. Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...
+ 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).
Admission requirements: Doctor - Childhood & Special Education
Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...
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Learning outcomes: Doctor - Childhood & Special Education
The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...
EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.
The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Childhood & Special Education. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Childhood & Special Education to different Arts & Humanities decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...
EQF LEVEL 7. Advanced knowledge and critical thinking.
Outcome resulting from written critical thinking and its applicability to problem solving.
The student will contrast and evaluate the learned material with his/her own knowledge and experience to express an opinion about Childhood & Special Education, to consider the practical application of the key concepts, and to argue the conclusions along the written report. Personal judgments and opinion should be based on sound criteria and must be clearly discussed. More info...
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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Arts & Humanities
Childhood & Special Education Online
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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Childhood & Special Education