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MEd, PGCert, PGDip Additional Support for Learning (Deaf Education)


Course Description

Programme Description

Our Additional Support for Learning programmes are designed to meet the needs of practising teachers and other professionals.

This programme aims to build on your existing knowledge and experience to take you to the level of specialist in the education of deaf children and young people.

Whatever the context – mainstream school, peripatetic teacher of deaf children, working in a resource base in a school or a school for deaf children – you will develop the critical understanding necessary to interpret the different constructions of deafness, and use audiological information and language assessments to devise appropriate support for deaf children.

You will build your collaborative skills, and examine the use and potential of both spoken and sign language in strategies for deaf education.

Programme structure

Your learning will be in the form of lectures, seminars, small-group discussions and skill-development sessions.

Some courses are offered in e-learning or blended learning format, combining on-campus and online study.

All the programme's courses are studied part time, and you can select individual courses for your CPD needs, complete 60 credits for a Postgraduate Certificate, or complete 120 credits for a Postgraduate Diploma.

Career opportunities

The skills you gain with this qualification will enhance your confidence and ability in taking on a wider range of roles as a teacher of deaf learners.

Should you complete the MEd, you may choose to continue on to an advanced research degree, e.g. EdD.

Visit the MEd, PGCert, PGDip Additional Support for Learning (Deaf Education) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent in a relevant discipline. Alternatively, you may be considered on the basis of employment or relevant educational experience.You should normally be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, or qualified as a teacher elsewhere in the UK, and currently be working with, or have access to, deaf learners. You will also need agreement from your Local Authority to participate in a teaching placement for three weeks in the final year (PgDip/MEd only).

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