Special (Defectologic) Education in Russian New University

Master’s program


Psychological and Pedagogical Support for Persons with Disabilities major


Humanities Institute


Viktoria Batkolina, Executive Director
+7 (499) 608-88-25


Accreditation. State accreditation.

Awards and achievements. Students take part in events of public importance in Moscow.

Teaching staff. Training is provided by 17 teachers, including two Doctors and 14 Candidates of Sciences. Among the teachers are Honored Workers of Higher Education, research fellows, teachers-logopedists at educational organizations.

Facilities and resources. There are classrooms with multimedia equipment, computer classrooms with modern software, a laboratory of psychological and pedagogical diagnostics with psychodiagnostic materials for persons with disabilities.

Education. Students can pursue full-time and extramural study, and training is practice-oriented. Students learn how to provide psychological and pedagogical support for persons with disabilities, give consultations to parents and teachers through pedagogical case
studies, group role plays, discussions, develop individually-oriented development programs for children with speech disorders, determine their individual learning paths, analyze the options of adapted main educational programs for students of various nosologic groups of
developmental disorders.

Research. Psychological and pedagogical support for persons with disabilities. The useof digital technologies in the system of correctional work with children with disabilities. Current issues in special and inclusive education, speech therapy support for students with
severe speech disorders at the educational organization.

Competitive advantages. The program content is determined based on the requirements imposed on special needs teachers, tutors, teachers-logopedists and educational psychologists working with persons with disabilities in the job market, the Federal State
Educational Standards of Higher Education and professional standards, best practices of leading specialists in special and inclusive education. Employers’ representatives are engaged in the educational process. While studying, students can pursue supplementary
professional programs at the same time.

Employers and employment. The rate of graduates employed according to their formed competencies is 85%. Students undergo practice-oriented training at resource and autonomous classrooms of educational organizations as well as in inclusive groups and
compensatory groups of early childhood development departments.