SNE3200 – Education for Learners with Special Needs

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Course content

This course at bachelor's level, for international exchange students, runs together with SNE4200 – Education for Learners with Special Needs

Areas of study include:

Innovation in special and inclusive education.

The process of planning, implementing and evaluation of individual and environmental conditions for learning.

 Individual educational planning related to different  impairments and/or disabilities in:

  • cognition, speech and language
  • reading and numeracy
  • sensory functions (vision and hearing)
  • movement related functions and specific health conditions
  • psychosocial functioning
  • mental impairment

Learning outcome


The course aims to enable students to understand

  • the complexity of learning conditions, with a focus on the interaction between context and individual conditions.
  • individual conditions for learning development  related to different  impairments and/or disabilities.


The students shall acquire skills in planning, implementing, evaluating education plans for learners with disabilities in an inclusive setting.


The students should be able to understand the principles of inclusive education and implement innovation in practice.


This course is only open for international exchange students at bachelor's Level.

Number of students: approximately 15 

Formal prerequisites
Knowledge of English documented by one of the following or equivalent:
Basic English from Upper Secondary School (videregående), minimum grade 4 (Norwegian grading system)
TOEFL examination with a minimum score of 550 (213 computer-based, 80 internet-based)
IELTS examination with a minimum score of band 6
Motivation, research interests and professional practice will also be taken into consideration.

Priorization of applicants

Students who fulfil the admission requirements can apply to attend the course. Priority will be given to students who can document previous studies within the area of special needs education.
The number of undergraduate students that will be admitted is limited by the goal of maintaining at least 50 % of graduate students.

Overlapping courses

20 credits overlap with SNE4200 – Education for Learners with Special Needs

Students accepted onto this course can not apply for course SNE4200 – Education for Learners with Special Needs at Master’s level.


  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Literature studies
  • Group work with audiovisual material
  • Individual and group assignments
  • Group and plenary discussions

Obligatory reading list 1 500 pages

Compulsory components:

  • Observation and assessment based on school visits or video case with group discussion and reflection paper.
  • Project seminar


Compulsory requirements:
Successful completion of obligatory components


Individual written term paper.
Written essay, critically analysing different impairments and/or disabilities reported in research or theory.

The exam for SNE3200 is different from SNE4200 and adapted to the level of undergraduate students taking the course.

Re-sit examination:

Students who do not pass an exam may have a second attempt as soon as it is possible to arrange. This is called a re-sit examination. The re-sit examination is held within 3 months of the original examination. Students who have passed their exam, but who wish to improve their grade may NOT participate in a re-sit examination. You may take an exam to improve your grades at the next time the course has an ordinary exam, as long as you have not already used all three attempts.

Digital home examination

The home examination is conducted in the digital examination system Inspera.You will need to familiarize yourself with the digital examination arrangements in Inspera.

 Read more about home examinations using Inspera.

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

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