Special Education

Educational goals

The aim of the study is to prepare qualified, university-educated specialists for special pedagogical prevention, education and intervention. Graduates will acquire knowledge and skills in the field of methodology, preventive measures, communication strategies that can be applied to people with special needs. The study prepares students for a potential entry into a follow-up master’s study focusing on special pedagogy or a related field. Practical preparation gives the graduate the opportunity to apply also in pedagogical practice, where direct work is carried out with individuals with special needs.

Profile of the graduate

The graduates gained knowledge from the general special pedagogy and from particular special education disciplines. They are able to professionally reflect individuals with special needs, support them in their socialization, participate in education and education, respect their anatomical-physiological, developmental and personality traits. For this purpose, they can use special methods and individualized forms of care for these individuals. Graduates are ready to perform special pedagogical activities focused on direct work with individuals with special needs. They are capable of effective transdisciplinary co-operation with other professionals and specialists, especially in the field of helping professions. Graduates have professional prerequisites for organizing functional mechanisms in the interest of comprehensive protection of the quality of life of a person with the need for special support. They can apply preventive, diagnostic and intervention strategies according to the individual needs of the individual and carry out basic counselling activities. Graduates are familiar with the use of various communication techniques. They are able to perform methodological, analytical and conceptual activities in the field of special pedagogy, to analyse special pedagogical problems separately and to take appropriate measures. They have an overview of the current legislation on care for people with special needs. Graduates understand the situation of an individual with special needs, facilitate their socialization in society, and promote the versatile development of an individual while respecting his / her special needs in order to prevent the negative impacts of disability on his / her personality and to allow for a life full of life.


Study programme
Special Education (B0111A190016)
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Type of study
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Education area
Pedagogy for Non-Teachers

Courses of Special Education programme

1. semester

2. semester

3. semester

  • Methodological Seminar for BT (compulsory)
  • Methods of the Work with Autistic People (compulsory)
  • Reflection on Spec. Educ. Pract. Train.2 (compulsory)
  • Social and personality psychology (compulsory)
  • Spec.educ. in giffted persons (compulsory)
  • Spec.educ. of individuals with phys.dis. (compulsory)
  • Special Education 2 (compulsory)
  • Special Educational Practical Training 2 (compulsory)
  • Speech therapy (compulsory)
  • Vision Therapy (compulsory)

4. semester

  • Czech for Teaching Practice (compulsory)
  • Ethical Viewpoint on Special Education (compulsory)
  • General didactics 1 (compulsory)
  • Health and Illness 3 (compulsory)
  • Hearing Therapy (compulsory)
  • Law for Special Education (compulsory)
  • Reflection on Spec. Educ. Pract. Train.3 (compulsory)
  • Spec.Edu. for Individuals with Partial D (compulsory)
  • Spec.educ. in persons with multiple dis. (compulsory)
  • Special Educational Practical Training 3 (compulsory)

5. semester

  • Bachelor thesis (compulsory)
  • Methods of spec-educational group work (compulsory)
  • Pedagogical psychology 1 (compulsory)
  • Philosophical Aspects of Spec. Educ. (compulsory)
  • Reflection on Spec. Educ. Pract. Train.4 (compulsory)
  • Spec.edu of individuals with mental dis. (compulsory)
  • Special Educational Practical Training 4 (compulsory)
  • Speech therapy (compulsory)
  • Vision Therapy (compulsory)

6. semester

  • Alternative and augmentative communic. (compulsory)
  • Bachelor thesis (compulsory)
  • History of education (compulsory)
  • Pedagogical psychology 2 (compulsory)
  • Social pathology (compulsory)
  • Spec. educ. of indiv. with behavior dis. (compulsory)
  • Special adult and elderly education (compulsory)
  • Special Educational Experience 2 (compulsory)

Courses without specified study plan

  • Contemporary Trends in Special Education (compulsory optional)
  • Drama Education in Special Pedagogy (compulsory optional)
  • Free Time Activ. for People with Spec.Ne (compulsory optional)
  • Introduction to Addictology (compulsory optional)
  • Mental Hygiene in Special Education (compulsory optional)
  • Modern Technologies in spec. educ. (compulsory optional)
  • Music Education in Special Pedagogy (compulsory optional)
  • Occupation Therapy and Compensation Aids (compulsory optional)
  • Oral exam.- Special Education (compulsory)
  • Prof. Career of People with Spec.Needs (compulsory)
  • Psychomotorics (compulsory optional)
  • Social Communication Skills (compulsory optional)
  • Social pathology prevention (compulsory optional)
  • Teaching Assistance (compulsory optional)
  • Visual Art Education in Special Pedagogy (compulsory optional)
  • Work with a Family with Child with Sp.N. (compulsory optional)

Admission procedure

Students will be admitted to the bachelor study program Special Education based on the results of their secondary education, or on the basis of written tests verifying the knowledge and skills of the secondary school curriculum needed for study.

More details

Contact: Ryšlavá Hana, Mgr. Ph.D., hana.ryslava@tul.cz

Refer to STAG for complete information