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Inclusive Education (part-time) (MEd/PgDip/PgCert)

Course Description

Why this course?

This part-time taught Masters course focuses on the broad areas of:
- additional support needs
- inclusive pedagogy
- collaborative practice

It'll provide you with an opportunity to learn about the background, policies and procedures and pedagogy related to inclusive education.

he course is recognised by local authorities as desirable for all teachers working in, or seeking to work in, the area of educational support.

You’ll have an opportunity to learn from a wide group of teachers from all sectors and stages, such as:
- mainstream & special schools
- early years
- primary
- secondary
- further education

It's a requirement of the General Teaching Council of Scotland that teachers participate in a system of professional update. This course is designed to provide outstanding opportunities for teachers to develop their professional knowledge and practice in-line with the most current developments in research, practice, policy and legislation.

The course is available on a part-time basis only. Classes are generally run on Tuesday evenings and Saturdays.

You’ll study

Postgraduate Certificate core modules
- Understanding Inclusive Education
- Providing Effective Educational Support
- Working Together in Educational Settings

Successful completion of these three compulsory modules will result in the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Inclusive Education.

- Postgraduate Diploma
You'll choose three optional modules. Successful completion of these three modules and the Postgraduate Certificate Core Modules will result in the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Inclusive Education.

- Optional modules
Inclusive Pedagogy
Supporting Numeracy
Supporting Literacy
Health & Wellbeing
Understanding Social, Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties/Needs
Responding to Social, Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties/Needs
Supporting Positive Futures & Transitions
Attachment & Nurture

Modules from other MEd courses and other institutions may also be included at this phase.

- MEd
The final phase of the MEd consists of an assessed taught module on Educational & Social Research Methods followed by an independent research project. This is submitted in the form of a final thesis.

You'll be encouraged to align your assignments and dissertation topics to your professional practice. This supports the development of practice and sustains career-long professional learning. It can also lead to the development and sharing of practice within and across schools and local authorities.

Teaching staff

Course leaders are members of the Scottish Teacher Education Committee Inclusion Group and co-authors of the National Framework for Inclusion, commissioned by Scottish Government.

Entry requirements

- first degree or equivalent plus a recognised teaching qualification in primary, secondary or further education
- post-qualification experience
- GTC Registration (Initial or Full Registration)
- English is not your first language, you'll need an IELTS score of 6.5 with no area less than 6.0

- first degree or equivalent
- employed in a context where you are working to support the learning of children and/or young people
- if English is not your first language, you'll need an IELTS score of 6.5 with no area less than 6.0

Note: The course is not intended to be taken in advance of a teaching qualification.

Pre-Masters Preparation Course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form, or to ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.


- Where are they now?
92% of our graduates are in work or further study.*

Job titles include:
- Additional Support Needs Teacher
- Lecturer
- Primary Teacher
- Principal Teacher
- Secondary Teacher

- Employers include:
Local authorities

*Based on the results of the National Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (2010/11 and 2011/12).

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/index.jsp

Visit the Inclusive Education (part-time) (MEd/PgDip/PgCert) page on the University of Strathclyde website for more details!

Entry Requirements

See course description

Course Fees

2015/16: PgCert £1,125; PgDip £2,250; MEd £3,375

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