Special Needs Education

The Bachelor  of  Education Honours degree in Special Needs Education is a four (4) year full time programme of study  designed for  post A’ Level candidates with an interest in pursuing degree studies in Special Needs Education. The (HSNE) degree is designed to achieve the following aims and objectives.   

  • Train  students  in  the  practice  of  disability  and  special  needs  education.

  • Equip  students  with  an  overview of  theories  and  practices  in  disability and  special  needs education

Provide an in- depth study of specialization in the areas of

  • Intellectual disabilities

  • Hearing  impairment

  • Visual   impairment

  • Learning  disabilities

  • Early  childhood  special needs education

  • Speech  ,language  and  communication  disorders

  • Physical and health related    disabilities

  • Behavioral  and  emotional   disorders

  • Multiple  disabilities

  • Guidance and counseling issues

Acquaint students with diagnostic, identification, intervention and provision/placement aspects applicable to learners with exceptionalities.


The  following  are possible areas of employment  for  the HSNE  graduates; Specialist  teacher   at  both special  schools and mainstream schools, non-governmental  organizations, rehabilitation centres, physiotherapy departments, teachers colleges and  the Eye Unit.


Pre-service Conventional fulltime-Four (4) years .

In-service Conventional Full Time-Two (2) years.

In-service Block Release-Three (3) years.


To be admitted to the programme, a candidate must normally have:

  • In-service Programme:

    • A Certificate or Diploma in teaching, rehabilitation, psychology, counseling, nursing or any other field related to disability and special needs education,  or any other qualifications acquired by a candidate that may be approved by the Senate

  • Pre-service Programme:
    • At least Five (5) 'O' Level Passes at grade C or better including English Language and Mathematics. In addition, a candidate must have at least Two (2) 'A' Level passes and/or any other qualifications acquired by a candidate that may be approved by the Senate.

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Banking Details

ZB Bank
Account Number 4564-679129-200,
Masvingo, Branch

Contact Details

Physical Address
Morgenster Mission
Morgenster, Zimbabwe
Postal Address
P.O Box 80, Masvingo
Tel: +263 772168102-5