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Inclusive and Special Education

University College Dublin

Postgraduate Diploma On Campus
12 months
Duration
13270 EUR/year
6695 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
Anytime
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About

The Inclusive and Special Education course from University College Dublin provides substantial theoretical and practical continuing professional development for support teachers working with students with additional needs in recognised mainstream and other educational settings. 

Overview

The programme is designed specifically to assist teachers in meeting the learning and psycho-social needs of students, thus enhancing the provision of appropriate education for children and young people with additional needs. 

The Graduate Diploma in Inclusive and Special Education FT course seeks to empower teachers to be effective and reflective practitioners who can work with a diversity of students in the most inclusive environment. Through research-informed lectures and site visits, it aims to enhance and develop participants' awareness of new approaches in the definition, provision, education and support of persons with additional needs/disabilities, whether in mainstream or special educational settings. 

The programme, with its balance of theory and practice, provides teachers with opportunities for receptive critical thinking, active participation and the development of theoretical, philosophical and curricular competencies which are informed by evidence-based practice and research.

Programme outcomes

  • The programme, with its balance of theory and practice, seeks to provide teachers with opportunities for receptive critical thinking, active participation and the development of theoretical, philosophical and curricular competencies which are informed by evidence-based practice and research. 
  • It offers students a learning environment in which they feel encouraged and supported in constructively challenging their existing personal inclusive values and related practices. They are encouraged to become active, autonomous learners and critical thinkers who will be agents of personal and systemic change. 
  • A key aspect of the course is continuous professional practice in the teachers’ schools in which they are closely mentored, thus supporting them in their leadership and advocacy role and the development of a community of inclusive praxis. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Exploring Diversity: Assessment, Profiling and Planning for Additional Needs & Disabilities
  • Inclusive Pedagogy: Supporting Curricular Access for Students with Additional Needs
  • Professional Practice & Portfolio Development
  • Inclusive Therapies and Approaches for Additional Needs
  • Inclusive Education: Theory and Practice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The course is open to teachers with a recognised teaching qualification who are currently teaching in Irish Primary and Post Primary Schools. Selection is by interview, and preference will be given to those with relevant SEN teaching experience. 
  • As the course is full-time, teachers in permanent employment who do not receive a place under the conditions of the relevant DES Circular will need to arrange leave of absence with their school authorities.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13270 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13270 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6695 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6695 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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