Special Needs & Inclusive Education

The Department of Special Needs and Inclusive Education is one of the leading departments at Ambo University’s Institute of Education and Behavioral Science. The department was making good progress by conducting teaching-learning, research, and community service at Ambo University and Ambo City Administration. The SNIE has gone through different phases of transformation. SNIE was founded in 2008. E.C/2016G.C. Now, this department has a different program: Ph.D., MA both summer and regular, and BA both summer and regular Know that the department consists of 15 staff members with different academic levels. The Department is proud of having several types of students with special needs, including students with hearing impairment, physical impairment, and visual impairment, as well as other categories of students with special needs, in its undergraduate and graduate programs.

Vision: – The vision of the department is to become a center of excellence in teaching, research, and community service in the field of Special Needs and Inclusive Education in East Africa.

Mission: – – The mission of the department is

  • To prepare professionals with the necessary knowledge, pedagogical and social skills, and work ethics committed to the enhancement of the capacity and wellbeing of persons with special needs, with a focus on disability issues.
  • Offer quality programs [relevant, accessible and coherent], which will equip professionals with the right attitudes, knowledge and skills to respond sensitively and effectively to the diverse needs of learners.
  • Work comfortably with all kinds of learners, including those who need a high level of support in specialized, inclusive, or full-service schools.
  • Create a favorable environment for research and carry out innovative research, which deepens understandings about inclusivity in education and improves the responsiveness of educational institutions, with colleagues in other departments, colleges, and universities.
  • Carry out responsive community engagement projects that drive the agenda of inclusivity in schools and in wider society.
  • Strengthen our relationship with relevant stakeholders, organizations, departments, and the community.