24 months
2000 EUR/year
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Special Education is seen as the science of special education of an individual with special needs who requires a special educational approach while being educated as well as support in employment and the social dimension. Masaryk University offers this Master in Special Education.

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The objective of Special Education programme offered at  Masaryk University is to prepare special educational needs teachers, carry out research and provide further education. The current conception of the education and training of physically handicapped pupils is more and more directed towards the field of inclusive approach in the complex interdisciplinary conception.

Diagnostics, intervention, education, training and counselling are provided by special educational needs teachers, not only within the field of education but also in other areas (the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the Ministry of the Interior). The current concept of special education deals with the problems of individuals with special needs from their birth up to old age, i.e. the periods of early and pre-school age, school age, adolescence, adulthood and old age.

The basic focus of the degree programme, namely Special Education, is to prepare specialists with a broad social scientific scope of knowledge focused on pedagogical and psychological disciplines. The study field runs both in full-time and distant modes. It is divided into six selective specializations which are focused on counselling, diagnostics and intervention with regard to a chosen range of individuals with special educational needs.

These include intellectual disability, physical disability and multiple disability, speech disorders and visual impairment as well as behavioural disorders. Specific learning disabilities are an optional part of the specialization.

The studies comprise a special basic university course with emphasis on application within the field. The Special Education study field is prepared in accordance with the Accreditation Commission Standards for the Special Education degree programme as currently amended.

The common core subjects are an equal part of the studies including psychological, pedagogical, communicational (including a foreign language) and general culture courses. It is completed with special and pedagogical and psychological practical training. Pedagogical and psychological disciplines prepare students for educational work.

A successful graduate is able to:
  • Make use of the broad special knowledge and skills of special education
  • Make use of basic communicative knowledge and skills
  • Make use of the knowledge and skills from the study field, communicative and educational knowledge and skills
  • Apply the approaches to education of pupils with special educational needs in teaching (individual approach as well as working with groups)
  • Work with children and pupils with special educational needs on the level of a special educational needs teacher (special educational diagnostics, counselling dialogue, individual educational plan, education support plan, intervention)
  • Support the work of the teacher while working with pupils with special educational needs in an inclusive class, support the parents of handicapped children
  • Methodologically design and adapt research in the education of a pupil with special educational needs, use arguments in favour of the chosen procedure
Graduate employment

Graduates gain skills for special educational work in centres which provide pedagogical and psychological counselling services for children and pupils with special educational needs in accordance with Act No.379/2015 Coll., Act No.563/2004 Coll. on Pedagogical Staff and on the Amendment to Other Acts.

This particularly concerns school counselling departments (school special educational needs teachers) and school counselling services (educational and psychological counselling centres and special educational centres) and school facilities for detention, protective and preventive educational care.

The professions in which the gained education can be used: Preschool teacher who performs direct pedagogical activity in a class or in a school for children with special educational needs, teacher of a preparatory class of a primary school, teacher of a preparatory stage of a special primary school, school special educational needs teacher in a school counselling department, special educational needs teacher in a school counselling service, special educational needs teacher and also specialist in behavioural disturbances in a school facility for performing detention, protective and preventive educational care.

They may also work as an educator who performs direct pedagogical activity in a school educational and accommodation facility or in a department for children and pupils with special educational needs, in a school facility for detention, protective and preventive educational care or in an educational care centre.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Inclusive Education
  • Introduction to Research in Special and Inclusive Education
  • Empowering interview - participatory research method in special education
  • Inclusive Education of Individuals with Behavioral Disorders
  • Methodology - Lower Primary Schools for Pupils with Special Needs 
  • Specialization: Specific Learning Difficulties

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Czech


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The applicant files and pays for an electronic application for study through the Information System of Masaryk University.
  • A legalized copy of documents certifying completion of secondary education in the case of applicants wishing to study in a Bachelor`s programme, a legalized copy of a Bachelor´s degree certificate
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of application (max. 500 words)
  • Applicants for Bachelor`s programme must demonstrate their English language skills at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language by submitting a certificate proving their English skills.
  • The documents will be reviewed by an expert Admissions Board appointed by the Dean

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic annually offers scholarships designed for university students or graduates and Ph.D. candidates from other countries who wish to accomplish a study or research stay at one of the higher education institutions in the Czech Republic.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Special Education
Masaryk University