The aim of the MSEN programme is to develop teachers' knowledge and skills in analysing, critiquing and applying research literature in the area of special and inclusive education and in carrying out research relevant to children and young people with learning difficulties or special educational needs.
Applicants must have successfully completed a recognised postgraduate diploma programme of continuing professional development for teachers involved in learning support, inclusive or special education or the DCU accredited Professional Diploma in Special and Inclusive Education. Selection criteria may apply to all candidates.
A qualification of Masters in Special Educational Needs will be awarded to successful course participants by Dublin City University.
The Masters in Special Educational Needs is designed to meet the professional and personal needs of teachers seeking to acquire deep expertise in the area of inclusive and special education. The programme offers participants the opportunity to develop deep understanding of and critique theories and practices relating to inclusive and special education in light of current research and professional experience. Graduates will develop the skills and knowledge to contribute to and lead the development of a culture of critical analysis, research, and innovative practice in inclusive and special education and so have a formative impact on development within schools, workplaces and the broader education community.
The programme will be of interest to teachers who wish to take on a leadership role in relation to inclusive pedagogy within their schools and school areas. Many graduates of the MSEN have also moved into leadership and professional development roles within other relevant educational contexts.
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Assessment and Planning for SIE
Planning for Learning
Teaching and Learning for SIE
Curriculum Pedagogy & Current Issues
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
Year 2 Entry: 15th April
DisciplinesSpecial Education View 12 other Masters in Special Education in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Certified academic transcripts for each and every year of study
- Brief CV highlighting relevant work experience, including relevant experience teaching learners with learning support and/or special educational needs.
- Personal statement of 500 words maximum indicating area of research interest
- Non Native English Speakers must submit evidence of competence in the English language
International7000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA3050 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3050 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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