Country information for Hungary - Teacher education for inclusive education
In September 2006, bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in special education studies were introduced. Besides bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes, qualifications in special education can now be obtained through postgraduate specialist training courses. Until 2011, programmes in special education were organised into seven fields:
- Intellectual and multiple disabilities
- Hearing impairment
- Visual impairment
- Speech and language therapy
- Behavioural disorders
- Physical disabilities
- Learning disabilities and difficulties.
The lack of experts and expert training in the care and education of people with autism posed a great problem. However, this was resolved by drawing up the programme completion and exit requirements for the postgraduate specialist training course entitled ‘Autism spectrum disorder pedagogy’, launched in 2009. Since the autumn of the 2012/13 academic year, full-time bachelor’s degree students can, for the first time in Europe, pursue an autism spectrum disorder pedagogy specialisation course. At present, there are eight special educator’s specialisations.
In addition to special educator training, the Pető András Faculty at Semmelweis University offers conductor training. The conductor’s specialisations are:
- Physical disabilities caused by central nervous system injury (kindergarten age)
- Physical disabilities caused by central nervous system injury (school age)
In-service training includes inclusive education skills, but it is usually optional. For other professionals, there are vocational workshops.
Last updated 05/04/2018