About the Department

It is one of the departments within the College of Education and Arts, established in 1409 AH in conjunction with the founding of the former Teachers College. This department offers a special education program encompassing various tracks such as mental disability, learning difficulties, behavioral disorders and autism, as well as giftedness and excellence.  The department actively engages in both internal and external activities at the college. This includes teaching General Educational Diploma courses, contributing to primary grades program instruction, participating in the Learning Resources Diploma program overseen by the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education, as well as providing instruction in Family Guidance Diploma courses and skills training. Furthermore, the department collaborates with the Deanship of the Preparatory Year in educational planning and performs student guidance responsibilities at the university. Additionally, it conducts training sessions in regional schools and offers services to the local community.


Head of the Special Education Department

Vision and Mission


Excellence in preparing educational cadres and expansion and diversity in its educational programs in accordance with quality standards and academic accreditation in light of the requirements and characteristics of the modern era. In advanced research activities and contributing to the advancement and service of society.


Preparing qualified educational cadres capable of contributing to building society by providing training competencies in light of educational trends in accordance with quality standards and academic accreditation.


• Preparing qualified graduates with high academic competencies that suit the labor market requirements.

• Providing a distinguished educational service that provides students with knowledge and skills by Vision 2030.

• Providing psychological counseling and educational and vocational services to all university students and employees who need psychological assistance.

• Preparing a generation capable of using effective information technologies in work related to people with special needs.

• Providing students from different academic levels and specializations with the skills to design tests, especially educational and achievement tests.

• Developing students’ abilities and personal characteristics in preparing them to assume responsibility after graduation as professionals, intellectuals, and community leaders.