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General Learning Disabilities(GLDs)
Course Code: CSEN05
Award:

Students may choose to complete just one module and will receive credits for that (15 ECTS).

Alternatively, students who complete two modules (30 ECTS) from the list of modules (see Programme Overview) may exit with an Award of Postgraduate Certificate.

Students exiting with four modules (60 ECTS) will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma while those who complete an MA year may exit with an Master of Arts in Professional Studies in SEN.

Entry Requirements:

Undergraduate degree or equivalent
Entry onto MA year requires applicants to have attained at least a H2.2 at Postgraduate Level

An entry requirement for the Masters Programme is that one must have completed the blended learning Module on Educational Research Methods as one of the four Post-Graduate Diploma Modules.


Duration:

GLD module due to commence on 29th January 20178 – Workshop date is Saturday, 3rd February 2018.

Fees (euro):

€900 per module

Application Process:

By application form - Closing date for applications is 15th December 2017. Due to the large volume of applications in recent months, it is strongly advised to apply as soon as you have decided on your preferred option as places will be awarded on a first come basis.

Next Intake:

29th January 2017.

Closing Date: 2017-12-15

Programme Overview

This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of General Learning Disabilities and the implications for teaching and learning. Understandings of General Learning Disabilities are presented and explored in the context of current educational policy and legislation. Participants are introduced to a broad range of approaches designed to facilitate the inclusion of learners with General Learning Disabilities across all educational settings.

Student may choose from the following list of modules:

  1. Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)
  2. Challenging Behaviour (CB)
  3. Educational Research Methods
  4. General Learning Disabilities (GLDs)
  5. Inclusion for Learning
  6. Literacy
  7. Numeracy
  8. Specific Learning Difficulties 1 (SLD 1) – Communication, Speech and Language Difficulties and Dyslexia
  9. Specific Learning Difficulties 11 (SLD 11)- Dyscalculia, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder

 

This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of General Learning Disabilities and the implications for teaching and learning. Understandings of General Learning Disabilities are presented and explored in the context of current educational policy and legislation. Participants are introduced to a broad range of approaches designed to facilitate the inclusion of learners with General Learning Disabilities across all educational settings. This is delivered using online components and face-toface workshops.

Career Opportunities

The modules attract a wide range of participants from a variety of settings, including:

  • Classroom teachers
  • Graduates who wish to do a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and area awaiting a place on the programme
  • Qualified teachers who are seeking full-time employment
  • Employees within the Health Service Executive who work with learners with Special Educational Needs
  • Principals, managers and Department Inspectorate
  • Employees and Managers within Early Childhood Education sector
  • Classroom assistants (including cuntóirí teanga)
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Learning Support Tutors
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Parents and Family Members involved in the care of learners with special educational needs
  • Any others involved in the training or educational needs of learners with special educational needs

Downloads & Other Information

Programme Brochure
Semester 2 Application Form

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Postgraduate / Adult and Continuing Education Prospectus



Contact Details

Program Administrator
Education Department
T: 353 71-9195550
F: 353 71-9144585
education@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

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