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Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)

Dublin City University

24 months
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8000 EUR/year
3900 EUR/year
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About

The Master of Education in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) at Dublin City University is a part-time two-year level 9 programme. The programme has also been accredited by the British Dyslexia Association and graduates are eligible for Associate Membership of the BDA (AMBDA). 

Overview

With AMBDA status, the dyslexia specialist teacher is internationally recognised to undertake dyslexia assessment and specialist teaching. The MEd SpLD/Dyslexia also reflects the competences, knowledge and professional skills identified by the International Dyslexia Association and the International Literacy Association.

The MEd SpLD/Dyslexia addresses three core areas of knowledge and practice:

  • Understanding the development of language and literacy learning
  • Identifying and assessing specific learning difficulties/dyslexia;
  • Managing curriculum based interventions and evidence based practice and support

The Master of Education in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) at Dublin City University aims to build capacity in schools in the area of SpLD/Dyslexia and to develop teachers who would be expected to:Select, administer and interpret detailed diagnostic assessments and use appropriate psychometric toolsEffectively identify and use appropriate strategies, interventions and approaches to support learners with Dyslexic-type difficultiesProvide expert advice to parents and professionals in different settings and at all levelsSupport mainstream teachers, contribute to the effective working of multi-disciplinary teams and lead a multi- disciplinary team.

Careers

On successful completion of the professional requirements of the MEd SpLD/Dyslexia programme (90 ECTS), candidates are eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) certification. With AMBDA status, the dyslexia specialist teacher is internationally recognised to undertake dyslexia assessment and specialist teaching.

Programme Structure

  • In the first year of M Ed SpLD/Dyslexia students focus on theories and models of language and literacy development; and the identification of learning differences underpinning specific learning difficulties.
  • In the second year students gain a critical understanding of diagnostic assessment using standardised assessment tests  and  develop professional expertise in assessing students and in writing professional reports containing recommendations for intervention.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should include their Teaching Council Registration Number when making their application on pac.
  • Students will be required to undertake diagnostic assessment of individual learners over the course of the programme.  Please indicate that you have access to learners at (a) primary OR (b) post-primary OR (c) further education level.

International Applications

  • International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3900 EUR per year during 24 months.

Year 2

Part time

  • EU/EEA: 4,300 EUR per year
  • Non-EU/EEA: 9,000 EUR per year

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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