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Masters degrees in Special Needs Education offer training in the alternative teaching methods used to assist individuals with special needs and disabilities, across all levels of education.
Taught MA courses are typical for the field, though research-based MRes and MPhil programmes may be available at some institutions. Shorter qualifications such as Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas may be more suited to current professionals wishing to expand their Special Needs Education (SEN) knowledge.
Courses in this field explore the pedagogical theory and practical techniques used to improve learning and academic efficiency for students with learning difficulties, illnesses or other disabilities.
From primary and secondary schools, to further and higher education, you will examine the governance, curriculum standards, and learning processes aimed at teaching and assisting disabled individuals.
Careers in this field are highly varied and often very rewarding, with the chance to make a real difference to disadvantaged pupils and students. Traditional roles include support services within education institutions, consultancy for schools and universities regarding special needs policy, and positions within funding bodies which assist disabled students.
Other careers may include improving access for special needs individuals in alternative educational formats, such as museums, publishing, and childcare services.
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This course is not open to International students. If you need to get a good grounding in special educational needs, disability and inclusion at postgraduate level, this course will broaden and challenge your existing knowledge. Read more
To create an inclusive society, different professionals must work together, from education, health and social care to government. Read more
The Masters in Special Educational Needs (MSEN) is a blended programme open to qualified experienced teachers working in primary and post-primary schools, in special schools or classes or in other recognised educational centres. Read more
The National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination (NASENCO) is a legally required qualification for all new Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs). Read more
The National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCos) is a legal requirement for SENCos new to post since 2009 in maintained mainstream schools, nurseries, academies, free schools and pupil referral units (PRUs). Read more
Study around work commitments. Advance your own skills as a leader and reflect on how to develop the teams you work with. Enhance your teaching and learning for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Read more
As contemporary societies become more heterogeneous, and as inclusive education reforms gain currency across the world, educational systems are being challenged to address some fundamental questions about teaching and learning related to the accommodation of and respect for difference. Read more
The MA in Education - SEND is relevant to a wide variety of settings and across the age range from early years through to post compulsory education in college, university and other contexts. Read more
This programme has been offered by the Institute of Education, DCU since September 2016. It combines two well-established graduate diploma courses that were offered previously at St. Read more
Explore the ways practitioners generate knowledge across the field of inclusive education and disability. Reflect on your understanding of special educational needs. Read more
Be a professional guide and leader. Explore the impact on the learning and development of children such as teacher knowledge and confidence, mental health and specific learning difficulties. Study from anywhere in the world. Read more
Gain a detailed understanding of teaching and learning for all pupils, explore different educational providers, and examine current research and legislation on our flexible MA Education (Inclusive Education). Read more
This MA is designed for practising professionals, or those interested in research, in special educational needs and disability (SEND) – usually in schools, the lifelong learning sector and universities. Read more
The Special and Inclusive Education MA will develop a student's knowledge of key concepts and issues related to special and inclusive education, enhancing their understanding of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. Read more
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