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Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Professional Studies in Special Educational Needs (SEN) Level 9
Undergraduate degree or equivalent
Standalone modules -one per semester. Next intake October 2017
€900 per module
By application form - closing date for applications is 17th May 2017.
Programme Dates for 2017-2018
Commencing October 2017: SLD 1, Inclusion for Learning, Literacy and CB
Commencing January 2018: SLD 11, GLD, ASDs, Numeracy, Educational Research Methods
Further details to follow.
The programme provides a post-graduate qualification for all professionals interested in the area of SEN.
A modular blended learning programme (which includes e-tivities, discussion boards and some face-to-face workshops) offered over two years.
Postgraduate Certificate students must complete two modules from those listed below. Postgraduate Diploma students must complete four from those listed below.
Research methods are critical to successful study at MA level and will incorporate problem-solving activities, action research in professional contexts and the opportunity to link theory and practice in general and in terms of the execution of coursework. Participants accepted onto the Masters stage of the programme will have achieved an increased level of competence and confidence within their chosen pathway.ï¿½ They will also be looking forward to choosing the area of study for their MA dissertation and beginning to reflect on possible research methodologies for their dissertation. The Advanced Research and Dissertation Module (60 ECTS) will provide students with the opportunity to make and implement informed choices regarding professionally relevant areas of research for their dissertation and to do this with the guidance and support of tutors and peers. Lectures take place at weekends between September ï¿½ December and students use the remainder of the year to carry out research and draft material for their MA Dissertation.
The final dissertation will be a maximum of 20,000 words and the topic chosen by the participant must be related to the specific pathway chosen by the participant.
Continuous assessment will apply throughout the programme. It will combine coursework on relevant aspects of Special Educational Needs with e-tivities, discussion boards, portfolio/project-based learning, literature reviews and case studies, which will be carried out within an appropriate educational context during the academic year. The concept of the ‘reflective practitioner’ will be a basic criterion permeating all forms of assessment.
This course attracts a wide range of participants from a variety of settings, including:
Downloads & Other Information
|Semester 1 and 2 Application Forms|
|Postgraduate / Adult and Continuing Education Prospectus|
Centre for Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity
St. Angela's College,
Tel. 353 71 9195550/ 353 71 9195552