Bachelor of Special Needs Education | B Special Needs Education

Bachelor of Special Needs Education
(B Special Needs Education)

Our Bachelor of Special Needs Education program is dedicated to nurturing your understanding of inclusive education and equipping you with practical skills to support individuals with diverse learning needs. Discover the enriching journey that awaits you in our Bachelor of Special Needs Education course below!

What is a B Special Needs Education Course?

The Bachelor of Special Needs Education (BSNEd) is a four-year program that prepares students in teaching those with special needs in inclusive and segregated educational settings. Its graduates will be equipped to teach the basic education curriculum and alternate curricula depending on the needs of the students.

The Head of the Program

Dr. Maria Theresa D. Cardano

Dr. Maria Theresa D. Cardano is an esteemed educator and scholar renowned for her work in early childhood education. With a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education majoring in Preschool, a Master’s degree in Educational Management, and a Doctorate in Education, she embodies a commitment to lifelong learning and academic excellence.Through her innovative teaching methods and compassionate approach, she inspires future educators to positively impact the lives of young learners and communities. In 1998, she passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LEPT) and is now the department head of the Education Department at TUA. Dr. Cardano is well dedicated to profound advocacy efforts aimed at advancing the field of early childhood education. She aspires to empower educators and serve as an inspiration for those striving to build a brighter future through education.

B Special Needs Education Objectives and Outcomes

High Level of Content and Pedagogical Knowledge: Develop a strong foundation in special education theory and practice that will enable you to effectively teach students with diverse learning needs.

Demonstrate Appreciation for Diversity: Cultivate an understanding and appreciation for the unique strengths and challenges of individuals with special needs that fosters an inclusive and supportive learning environment.

Manifest Collaborative Skills: Develop collaborative skills to work effectively with colleagues, families, and interdisciplinary teams to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities.

Demonstrate Innovative Thinking: Foster innovative approaches to teaching and learning and adapt strategies to meet the individual needs of students with special needs.

Apply Critical and Problem-Solving Skills: Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address challenges in inclusive education settings and advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities.

Advocate for Children’s Rights: Advocate for the rights and inclusion of individuals with special needs that promotes equity, community engagement, nationalism, and democratic principles.

Pursue Lifelong Learning: Embrace a commitment to continuous professional development and lifelong learning and stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices in special education.



Association of Christian Schools Colleges and Universities
Accrediting Council Incorporated

Program Affiliations


Student Facilities

The Education Department has a diverse range of classrooms tailored for different classes, each designed to foster an environment conducive to learning. Alongside traditional classrooms, there are discussion rooms where students can engage in lively exchanges of ideas. Spacious libraries provide ample resources for research and study, while computer laboratories offer hands-on experience with data analytics. There are auditorium-style classrooms suitable for seminars and training sessions. Larger classrooms are available for collaborative learning experiences. Moreover, there are classrooms designed with Hyflex facilities for flexible learning modes. These innovative setups allow students to participate in classes either in person or remotely.

Student Activities

In the Education Department, students engage in various activities such as pinning ceremonies, the annual Salubong for freshmen, group dynamics activities, and community projects. These experiences cultivate teamwork, leadership, and meaningful connections. They shape well-rounded individuals prepared for successful careers and positive contributions to society.

Special Needs Education Degree Admission Requirements


  1. Form 138 (Report Card) / ALS Certification
  2. Certificate of Good Moral Character
  3. Photocopy of PSA / NSO Birth Certificate



STEP 1 Fill out Registration Form at the Office of Admission and Registration (OAR).

To facilitate the application process, the student may encode in advance his/her information via

STEP 2 Submit Registration Form to the Admission Officer for encoding

Attach the following:

  1. Form 138 (Report Card) / ALS Certification
  2. Certificate of Good Moral Character
  3. Photocopy of PSA / NSO Birth Certificate

The Admission Officer will generate your Student Number and your Assessment Form

STEP 3 Pay Tuition Fee at the Finance Office to be officially enrolled


  1. Please pay the required down payment to be officially enrolled. Paying less than the required amount will not process the enrollment.
  2. Scanned copies of admission credentials should be attached as part of the ONLINE. However, original copies must be submitted to the OAR Admission Officer on or before the first day of classes. Failure to comply may nullify the admission.
  3. Students who are still waiting for their complete original copies due to on-going classes will be asked to execute a promissory letter stating when they can submit the required documents.


STEP 1 Open

  • Click New Students
  • Fill out the Admission and Registration form; Click Submit
  • Check email for the login link

Log in as follows:

  • Account type: Applicants
  • Email Address: (enter email address provided)
  • Password: tuapassword (this is the default, kindly change once logged-in)
  • Term: SY 2022-2023
  • Click Generate Student Number

NOTE: Applicants with Student Number may start from here after logging in.

STEP 2 Proceed to Registration Module

  • Click the “+” (plus) icon
  • Click “Save” to generate registration assessment
  • Review your Student Assessment Form (SAF)

STEP 3 Pay Tuition Fee

  • Proceed to Payments
  • Choose your Payment Mode; Input Amount to Pay; Click Pay Now
  • Select your Payment Option; Click Send Instructions via Email/Mobile
  • Click Validate Payment

After payment, please wait for at least two (2) to three (3) days for the Finance and Accounting Office’s (FAO) clearing and checking. After which, the student may check his/her portal account to check if he/she is Officially Enrolled.

Graduation Requirements


The Bachelor of Special Needs Education is composed of a minimum 140 units which comprises General Education Courses (36 units), Professional Education Courses (42 units), Special Needs Education Major Courses (48 units), and Mandated Courses (14 units). Completion of 360-hour practicum program and a thesis project.

Graduation Requirements for College and Graduate School Candidates

  1. Application for Graduation to be filed at the Office of Admission and Registration (OAR)
  2. Completed academic, documentary, and financial requirements.
  3. Documentary requirements:
    • Form 137A marked “Copy for Trinity University of Asia” (for students who initially enrolled as freshmen)
    • Transcript of Records (TOR) marked “Copy for Trinity University of Asia” (for students who initially joined as transferees)
    • Graduation Clearance
    • Settled graduation fee

Additional requirements for Board takers

  1. One (1) 2×2 ID picture with white background
  2. Additional requirements for Graduate School students
  3. Hard bound and finalized Thesis or Dissertation
  4. Certified True Copy of the following:
    • Title Page
    • Approval Sheet
    • Abstract

Additional requirements for Foreign students:

  1. Updated Student Visa

Complete Special Needs Education Major Subjects & Curriculum

The core subjects of the Bachelor of Special Needs Education include Behavior Management and Modification, Gifted and Talented Learners, Learners with Developmental Disabilities, Technology for Teaching and Learning, and Literacy Development, as well as courses in ethics and communication.


The Child and Adolescent Learners and Learning Principles

The Teaching Profession

Technology for Teaching and Learning 1

Foundation of Special and Inclusive Education

Learners with Developmental Disabilities

Play and Developmentally Appropriate Practices in ECE

Understanding the Self

The First and Greatest Commandment and the Trinitian

National Service Training Program 1

Physical Activities Toward Health and Fitness 1

Facilitating Learner Centered Teaching

Learners with Sensory and Physical Disabilities

Child Development

Foundations of Early Childhood Education

Creative Arts, Music and Movement in Early Childhood Education

Numeracy Development


The Second and Greatest Commandment and the Trinitian

National Service Traning Program 2

Physical Activities Toward Health and Fitness 2

Assessment in Learning 1

Building and Enhancing New Literacies Across the Curriculum

The Teacher and the Community, School Culture and Organizational Leadership

Technology for Teaching and Learning 2

Technology for Teaching and Learning 2 Laboratory

Early Childhood Inclusive Education

Literacy Development

The Contemporary World

Gender and Society

German 1

Physical Activities Toward Health and Fitness 3

Assessment in Learning 2

Gifted and Talented Learners

Curriculum and Pedagogy in Inclusive Education

Educational Assessment of Students with Additional Needs

Behavior Management and Modification

Adapted Physical Education & Recreation, Music & Health

Instructional Adaptations in Language & Literacy Instruction

Readings in Philippine History

Nihongo 1

Physical Activities Toward Health and Fitness 4

Data Analytics

Data Analytics Laboratory

Learners with Emotional, Behavioral, Language and Communication Disabilities

Research  Design

Social Studies in Early Childhood

Science in Early Childhood Education

Mathematics in the Modern World

Purposive Communication

Life and Works of Rizal

Field Study 1: Observations of Teaching and Learning in Actual School Environment

Field Study 2: Participation and Teaching

The Teacher and the School Curriculum

Instructional Adaptations in Mathematics & Science Instruction

Instructional Adaptations for Teaching the Content Area (Social Sciences, Humanities)

Development of Individualized Education Plans

Research in Special Needs and Inclusive Education

Teaching Internship

Seminar Workshop in Teaching 

Pedagogy Competency Appraisal

Art Appreciation

Science, Technology and Society

People and the Earth’s Ecosystems

Philippine Popular Culture

Cross-Cultural Studies and Communication

B Special Needs Education Job Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Special Needs Education program have a wide range of career options available to them, including: