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The 2015 Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (DfE/DoH) specifies that all teachers must be seen as teachers of pupils with SEN and take responsibility for the progress of all learners in their class.

With an estimated 20 per cent of our young people in school with special educational needs, it is important for teachers to have access to current research and to develop their understanding and confidence in this area.

The MA in Special Educational Needs is designed to critically engage with current thinking and ideas about inclusive and specialist education.

It will allow you to develop your knowledge of specific learning difficulties, and to become a reflective practitioner who is able to use research to inform your own practice. 

This course will give you a firm grounding in understanding a range of special needs across a variety of age groups. Subjects include autism, dyslexia, social and emotional mental health issues, inclusion and leadership in SEN.

 

The 2015 Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (DfE/DoH) specifies that all teachers must be seen as teachers of pupils with SEN and take responsibility for the progress of all learners in their class. With an estimated 20 per cent of our young people in school with special educational needs, it is important for teachers to have access to current research and to...

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Course Content

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change.

MODULES

  • Critical Approaches to Inclusive Education (Mental Wealth (option)
  • Autism Spectrum Conditions and Educational Approaches (option)
  • Exploring Literacy Difficulties and Dyslexia (option)
  • Exploring Behaviour: Theories and perspectives for practice (option)
  • Leadership Practise and SEND (option)
  • Professional Practice Internship- Development of professional knowledge in practice (option)
  • Negotiated Project: Workplace development in leadership and management in SEND (option)
  • Research methods and applied research project in SEND (Mental Wealth) (core)

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change. MODULES Critical Approaches to Inclusive Education (Mental Wealth (option) Autism Spectrum Conditions and Educational Approaches...

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Entry Requirements

DEGREE:-  Minimum 2:2 Honours.

OTHER ENTRY ROUTES :- We will also consider a certificate of education; higher level professional training in SEN with demonstrable parity in experience.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS :- Overall IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent). If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

DEGREE:-  Minimum 2:2 Honours. OTHER ENTRY ROUTES :- We will also consider a certificate of education; higher level professional training in SEN with demonstrable parity in experience. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS :- Overall IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or...

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Assessment Methods

There are no examinations on this course. We assess you on your coursework for the PG Cert and PG Diploma modules, and a dissertation for the master's module. Each module assessment will typically be a single submission portfolio of 5,000 words or equivalent. There will be a dissertation of 14,000 words.

There are no examinations on this course. We assess you on your coursework for the PG Cert and PG Diploma modules, and a dissertation for the master's module. Each module assessment will typically be a single submission portfolio of 5,000 words or equivalent. There will be a dissertation of 14,000 words.

Additional Information

This course is relevant to both mainstream and specialist settings. The aim is to build the capacity of teachers and other professionals to respond effectively to the diverse educational needs of all learners, including those with special educational needs.

You will develop detailed knowledge of specific special needs, including autism, dyslexia and social and emotional mental-health issues.

Throughout the course, you will be supported to develop a critical understanding of theory alongside the practical knowledge you will gain.

You will be encouraged to make links between theory and your own practice, and become a reflective practitioner who is able to think proactively and strategically about provision for pupils with special and additional learning needs.

This course is relevant to both mainstream and specialist settings. The aim is to build the capacity of teachers and other professionals to respond effectively to the diverse educational needs of all learners, including those with special educational needs. You will develop detailed knowledge of specific special needs, including autism, dyslexia and social and emotional...

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