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Bachelor Of Education (Special Needs Education) With IT

About the Programme

The Bachelor of Education (Special Needs Education) with Information Technology (IT) is a multifaceted programme designed to provide students with skills, knowledge and attitudes that enable them to support learners with diverse needs.The program is based on the understanding that individual learners have diverse need and require an adapted and inclusive environment. This will enable them to develop emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially. The said inclusive environment supports sharing of ideas and the use of IT.


Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission into Bachelor of Education (Special Needs Education) with IT candidates must satisfy the university entry requirements i.e. a minimum Mean grade of C+ in KCSE or have two Principal Passes at KACE /EAACE or a Diploma from a recognized institution.


Programme Requirement

 A minimum mean grade of C+ in Biology


Duration of the Programme
The duration of the program shall normally be four (4) academic years.
Teaching methods in all units shall include lectures, field trips, tutorials, assignments, discussions, and practicals.


Degree Structure
All students in the department shall take their departmental courses as well as all Common courses offered by the faculty of education.

  1. Students in the department will take two teaching subjects. One from the department of special needs education and another from other departments, offering Arts or Science subjects
  2. All students in the department of special needs Education shall take common courses in the department of Special Education during the first and second year.
  3. A project or special paper in the area of specialization will be taken in the third year and this will be examined together with Introduction to research methods in Special Education.
  4. During the third and fourth years a student will continue to take higher level interdisciplinary courses leading to inclusive orientation but eventually specialize in any one of the following areas:
  1. Mentally Disability
  2. Hearing Disability
  3. Visually Disability
  4. Physical Disability


ESE 101:

Patho-Biology of Human Body Impairment

ESE 103:

Introduction to Communication Skills for Learners with Special

ESE 105:

Introduction to Learning Disabilities

ESE 110:

Introduction to Special Needs Education

UCI 101:

Foundations of Information Technology

UCI 103:

Word processing and Design of Presentations

EPY 110:

Introduction to Educational Psychology


ESE 102:

Introduction to Kenyan Sign Language

ESE 104:

Introduction to Braille Communication

ESE 106:

Introduction to Early Childhood in Special Needs Education

EMA 111:

Environmental Education

UCI 102:

Computer Communications Techniques

UCI 104:

Data Manipulation and Analysis Using Spreadsheets

PHT 112:

HIV and AIDS Determinants Prevention and Management


ESE 201:

Introduction to Individualized Education Plan Practicum

ESE 203:                                                          

Introduction to Assessment and Intervention for Learners with Special Needs       

ESE 205:

Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Disorders

ESE 207:

Introduction to Cerebral Palsy

ESE 209:


EDF 211

: History of Education

ECT 210:

General Methods of Teaching

UCI 201:

The Internet and Worldwide Web

UCI 203:            

Desktop Publishing Techniques  


ESE 202:

 Introduction to Whole School Behaviour Management

ESE 204:

Introduction to Inclusive Education

ESE 206:

Introduction to Learners with DeafBlindness

ESE 208:

Cognition and learning Processes

EDF 210:

Philosophy of Education

ECT 211:

Educational Media and Resources

ECT 212:

Curriculum Development

UCI  202:

Computer Based Information Systems

UCI  204

: Relational Database Management Systems


ESE 301:

 Language Development and Communication Difficulties

EPY 310:

Human Growth and Development

UCI 301:

Management of Information Technology Projects

UCI 303:

Multimedia and Graphics Systems and Applications

ESE 303:

Medical Conditions Associated with Mental Disability

ESE 305:

Kenyan Sign Language Acquisition I

ESE 307:

English Braille

ESE 309:

Motor, Neurological and Health Impairments

ESE 311:

Diagnostic Assessment of Learners with Emotional and Behavioral

ESE 313:

Identification, Assessment and Mobility Training

ESE 315:                                                     

Kenyan Sign Language Linguistics   

ESE 317:

Identification of Learners who are Gifted and Talented     

ESE 319:

Curriculum for learners with Cerebral Palsy


ESE 302:

Adapted Physical Education for the Handicapped

ESE 304:

Introduction to Research in Education

EPY 311:

Human Behaviour, Learning, Guidance and Counselling

ECT 360:

Educational Technology

UCI 302:

Electronic Commerce

UCI 304:

Statistical Analysis using SPSS

ESE 306:

Perceptual Training for Learners with Mental Disability

ESE 308:

Kenyan Sign Language Acquisition II

ESE 310:

Alternative Communication modes and Barrier Free Environment for physically handicapped

ESE 312:

Orientation and Mobility

ESE 314:

Alternative Communication Skills for learners with Deafblindness

ESE 316:

Education of Learners with Severe Emotional and Behaviour Disorder

ESE 318:

Communication Difficulties

ESE 320:                        

Nurturing Gifts and Talents in Children

ESE 322:       

Strategies and Methods of teaching learners with Cerebral Palsy


ESE 401:

Psycho-Educational Assessment

ESE 403:

Early Intervention   for Learners with Disabilities

EPY 410:

Educational tests, measurements and evaluation

EDF 410:

Sociology of Education and Comparative Education

EMA 411:

 Educational Management and Administration

UCI 401:

Social and Professional Issues in IT

UCI 403:

Information Assurance and Security


ESE 405:

Kiswahili, Mathematics and Music Braille

ESE 407:

Sign Language Interpreting

ESE 409:

Adapted Physical Education for the Physically Handicapped

ESE 411:

Diagnostic Assessment for Learners with Mental Disabilities

ESE 413:

Tactile Sign Language Interpretation

ESE 415:

Curriculum and Instructional Strategies for Learners with Emotional and

ESE 417:

Instructional Approaches and Teaching Strategies for learners who are Gifted and Talented

ESE 419:

Speech Difficulties and Interventions

ESE 421:

Management of learners with Cerebral palsy


ESE 402:

Management of Inclusive Education Programmes

ESE 404:

Disability, Society and Community Based Rehabilitation

ECT 390:

Teaching Practice

EMA 412:

Planning and Economics of Education

UCI 402:

Human Computer Interaction

UCI 404:

Special Topics in Contemporary ICTs


ESE 406:

Functional and Vocational Skills for Learners with Mental Disability

ESE 408:

Educational Audiology

ESE 410:

Rehabilitation of Motor Deviation for Learners with Physical Disabilities

ESE 412:

 Low vision

ESE 414:

Vocational Rehabilitation for Learners with Deafblindness

ESE 416:

Management of Emotional and Behaviour Disorders

ESE 418:

Career Guidance and Transition for Learners who are Gifted and Talented

ESE 420:

Language Difficulties and Intervention

ESE 422:

Vocational and Career Guidance for Learners with Cerebral Palsy

Bachelor of Education(Early Childhood Development & Education) with IT
Diploma in Special and Inclusive Education
Certificate in Special and Inclusive Education