The Teachers of Children with Hearing Impairment programme from University of Birmingham aims to meet the needs of the wide range of people working with deaf children. The Mandatory qualification, which has been approved by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), is open to teachers who are qualified to teach learners in England (from 0 to 25 years of age) and it aims to equip teachers who are already qualified to teach learners in England to meet the relevant standards to achieve qualified teacher of the deaf status.
The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Special Education for the Education of Learners with a hearing impairment, is also open to other professionals who do not wish, or are not eligible, to obtain qualified teacher of the deaf status – for example lecturers of deaf students, communication support workers and educational psychologists. If you are not a qualified teacher of school-aged pupils, you may take this award but will not be eligible to obtain qualified teacher of the deaf status from the NCTL.
The MEd and PGDip for Teachers of Children with Hearing Impairment is ideal for teachers who are already qualified to teach school-aged children in England but require the mandatory qualification to achieve qualified teacher of the deaf status from the Department for Education. The non mandatory MEd and PGDip qualification is suitable for professionals who do not wish, or are not eligible, to obtain qualified teacher of the deaf status – for example lecturers of deaf students, communication support workers and educational psychologists.
There is the opportunity to work towards a further professional qualification in the field of Education both within schools and in other settings, including progression to a PhD or EdD. The excellent careers advice provided by personal tutors has encouraged many of our graduates to successfully apply for leadership roles working with hearing impaired children and young people. These include: specialist teachers, educational audiologists, teaching assistants, speech and language therapists, youth workers, social workers, counsellors and BSL interpreters.
- Educational Audiology
- Language and Communication in Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Pupils
- The Development of Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Children
- The Educational Management of Deaf and Hearing Impaired Pupils
- Teaching and Learning in Deaf Education
- Assessed Teaching Placement
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesSpecial Education Cognitive Sciences Teaching View 35 other Masters in Cognitive Sciences in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- Applicants are required to have a first degree or diploma (or equivalent) or 5 years relevant professional experience.
- Those wishing to gain recognition from the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) as a qualified teacher of the deaf must be teachers who are qualified to teach learners in England (from 0 to 25 years of age). Additionally, they are expected to have a minimum of two years teaching or other appropriate professional experience prior to commencing the programme.
- The course is designed for practising teachers, and some of the course materials are written in a way that assumes regular contact with deaf pupils. Applicants who do not have regular contact with deaf pupils will need to establish links with a local school for the deaf, resource base or service for deaf pupils during the programme to enable them to carry out some of the required activities.
International6810 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6810 GBP per year during 36 months.
National3540 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3540 GBP per year during 36 months.
- PGDip £3,540
- PGDip £3,540
- MEd £3,540
- PGDip £6,810
- MEd £6,810
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