Master in Special Education – Cognitive-Motor Domain

Open Applications 2020/2021


Intended learning outcomes of the curricular unit

  • Problematize knowledge about human development – childhood and adolescence;
  • Develop theoretical and methodological knowledge of neurobiological factors of development;
  • Clarify the concept of disability;
  • Clarify the concept of Intellectual Disabilities;
  • Clarify the concept of adaptive behavior (functionality and dysfunctionality);
  • Raising awareness of the complexity of Intellectual Disabilities study;
  • Promote a set of theoretical knowledge that may develop in the professionals’ skills to work with children and young people with Intellectual Disabilities;
  • Adoption of appropriate strategies for problem solving and making decisions in practical situations of their everyday education.

Curricular plan

CodeCurricular Unit Period ECTS Workload
2077103Research Methodology1st Semester7.51st Year
2077104Differentiation Pedagogy1st Semester7.51st Year
2077102Learning problems1st Semester7.51st Year
2077101Intellectual problems1st Semester7.51st Year
2077105Intervention Techniq. in Comunication&Motricity2nd Semester91st Year
2077107Artistic Expressions as Intervention Technique2nd Semester71st Year
2077106Intervention methodology distinguished in mathematics and Nature Sciences2nd Semester71st Year
2077108Assistive Technologies2nd Semester71st Year
CodeCurricular Unit Period ECTS Workload
2077109Project I1st Semester152nd Year
2077110Seminar1st Semester152nd Year
2077111Project II2nd Semester302nd Year

Conditions of admission

Entry Requirements

  1. Nursery, Basic & Secondary Education teachers who are professionalized and holders of an undergraduate degree, and other graduates with an undergraduate degree in related areas or who have professional experience relevant to the objectives of this MA;
  2. Holders of foreign academic degree of a 1st study cycle organized according the principles of the Bologna Process offered by a State that has adhered to this Process, in the area mentioned in paragraph;
  3. Holders of foreign academic degree recognized by the scientific body of the establishment of higher education as an undergraduate degree, as long as it is in the area mentioned in paragraph
  4. Holders of an educational, scientific or professional curriculum, recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by competent scientific body of the establishment of higher education (subparagraph d)) of paragraph 1 of article 17 of the Dec. Law 74/2006, of 24 March, with changes introduced in subsequent normative.

More information

The study cycle will have duration of 4 semesters and has been structured in the following manner:
The 1st semester comprises 4 curricular units, for a total of 30 credits;
The 2nd semester has a total of 4 curricular units and 30 credits;
In the 3rd semester, the students attend the curricular unit “Seminar” and start and carry out their Professional
Use Project (Project I), for a total of 30 credits;
The 4th semester will be the conclusion of the Professional Use Project (Project II), which also will amount to
30 credits.

Disclaimer: This information does not exempt you from reading the information provided in the course notice