Special Education


Objectives of the Center


Strengthening the training of educators by up-to-date scientific theoretical knowledge in special education and by the application of this knowledge in the field. Program graduates serve in key positions in the Israeli special education system, including positions in professional training and management.


The Special education center offers two main tracks:


- The track with a thesis with leading scholars in the field serving as advisors. You can specialize in social-emotional or cognitive issues related to a variety of disabilities (learning disabilities, language impairment, pervasive developmental disorder, emotional disturbances, mental retardation, and sensory impairment).


- The track without a thesis offers courses covering academic-cognitive and social-emotional issues related to characteristics of children with various disabilities.


Continuing education is offered in special areas of knowledge required in the education field, such as dynamic evaluation and didactic evaluation.



Application requirements


Track A

Applicants with:


  • Bachelor's degree in special education or related therapeutic professions from a recognized university or college with a GPA of at least 87.
  • Graduates with degrees in other professions can apply only to this program, on the basis of academic excellence in undergraduate studies and research experience.


Track B

Applicants with:

  • Bachelor's degree in special education from a recognized university or college with a GPA of at least 87.
  • Teaching certificate, preferably in the area of special education.
  • Field experience in special education.


Applicants to both tracks must submit letters of recommendation.

Applicants who meet the criteria will be invited for a personal interview.

Those accepted into the program will have to take supplemental courses according to their educational background.

Note that these are minimum requirements and there is no guarantee that every applicant meeting these conditions will be accepted.


To view the curriculum, click here

Center director - Prof. Nirit Bauminger

School of Education, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, 52900 Israel

Office: 905 Education Building

Fax: 03-7384029

Email: bauminn@mail.biu.ac.il


Name Rank/Position
Dr. Alfassi Miriam Teacher C
Prof. Bauminger Nirit Profesor
Dr. Dvash Jonathan Teaching Associate B
Dr. Kimhi Yael Instructor Dr.
Dr. Levy-Gigi Einat Senior Lecturer/Head; Trauma, Coping & Growth Lab
Prof. Lifshitz-Vahav Hefziba Associate Professor/ Head of ID Majoring Program Special Education Department School of Education
Prof. Mashal Nira Associate Professor
Ms. Noa Ginosar Teaching Associate A
Prof. Schiff Rachel Associate Professor
Dr. Stern Hindy Lecturer
Prof. Tzuriel David Full Professor
Dr. Zilbernagel Shlomit Teaching Associate B