Open to educators working in primary and post-primary schools, in special schools, classes or in other recognised educational centres, this part-time course is delivered in a blended format to make it accessible and sustainable for practicing teachers working in schools. Delivered at DCU, the world’s first Autism Friendly University, this course has a practical aspect focused on developing expertise among graduates in supporting access to the education for young people with autism across the range of the education system in Ireland.
There has been a rapid increase in the number of young people with autism in the education system in recent years, with the NCSE (2015) reporting a total of 14,000 pupils with autism in the education system. The focus of this programme is on developing graduates who are teacher researchers with a deep understanding of the educational needs of pupils with autism.
The Master of Education in Autism from Dublin City University is designed to meet the professional and personal needs of teachers seeking to acquire deep expertise in the area of evidence informed education for pupils on the autism spectrum. The programme offers participants the opportunity to develop as research informed and expert educators in appropriate education for pupils on the autism spectrum. There is a particular focus on the translation of research evidence and theory into best practices in schools. Graduates will develop the skills and knowledge to effectively collaborate with others and lead the development of a culture of inclusion for students on the autism spectrum in schools.
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- In year one, learners will complete five modules delivered in a blended and online format.
- Year two comprises 60 credits which entails completing two 15 credit modules and a 30 credit thesis. The year usually comprises a week’s summer course, online lectures, and a small number of face-to-face lectures on campus.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
Applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of gaining entry into Ireland are ineligible to apply for this programme.
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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 at least one year in area of Special and Inclusive Education
- Personal statement of 500 words maximum indicating area of research interest
- Non Native English Speakers must submit evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements
International9000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA4500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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