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MEd in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)


Dublin City University    Institute of Education

Part time September Other 2 years part-time

About the course

The Master of Education in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) 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). 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:

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Entry Requirements

This programme is run on a cyclical basis, with the next intake in September 2021.

Applications will be welcomed from primary teachers, post-primary teachers and other professionals in the education community. Applicants are required to have a Honours degree with a minimum of H2.2 OR an Honours degree with at least 3 years work experience in education/teaching.

Candidates are expected to have good grounding and understanding of literacy and dyslexia. Standard entry procedures with disabilities apply.


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