Special Needs and Inclusive Education
|From||To||UK Fee *||International Fee|
|01 Sep 2013||31 Aug 2014||£225 per 10 credits||£n/a|
* Exceptions may apply. Please see Fees and Finance for further information.
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This programme is ideal for teachers and lecturers and other professionals involved with Special Educational Needs (SEN).
Students will be able to develop their practical knowledge of Special/Additional Needs, whilst also having the opportunity to consider issues within the current educational debate on inclusion.
Since issues surrounding inclusion are pertinent to all professionals involved in working with children, the programme offers an ideal opportunity to enhance promotional prospects.
All applicants to this course are required to have undergone the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure process within six months of the commencement of study on their chosen programme.
Applicants are also required to complete a medical pro forma.
Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) 60 credits
Two modules will be chosen from a suite which includes:
- Approaches to Learning for Learners with Special and Additional Needs
- Children's Problems
- Inclusive Education from Policy to Practice Settings
- plus one other module from the suite of modules.
Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) 60 credits
- One further module from the above suite
- One module which explores Research Methods
Masters (MA) 60 credits
- A dissertation that is a guided study based on individual research within the chosen field.
Applications are welcome from anyone who holds an honours degree. A recognised teaching qualification is desirable but not essential.
Fees and Finance
The fees for this course are as specified in the table at the top of the page.
Please note that different fees apply to students studying for "Equivalent or Lower Qualifications" (ELQs). For more information about ELQs, please see the page Information for applicants who already have an HE Qualification.
For information about University scholarships and bursaries please see the page Fees and Finance.
Teaching and Assessment
A variety of options are available for study, many modules being available on line. Whilst some modules will continue to be offered face-to-face, others will be by Saturday workshops, support sessions within cluster groups or by directed study.
Assessment is either by written assignment, presentation, thesis or evidence of personal research within the chosen area of study.
There are no specific placements associated with this programme although many students are practising teachers and there is an opportunity to develop professional practice within their work base.
A higher degree will be valuable when applying for promotion within the teaching profession and related fields.
The programme is ideally suited to all teachers and other professionals in fields closely related to education.
The new, flexible approach to teaching and learning makes this particularly suitable for those already in employment.
*World Class Web/Design Tools*
The University of Sunderland has made a significant investment in providing students with access to the latest releases of Adobe products.
Selected PCs within the St Peter's and Murray Libraries have been pre-loaded with the Creative Suite 4 (CS4) Adobe Design Premium Suite for your exclusive use.
CS4 Creative includes key products such as Indesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver as well as Photoshop and a range of many others.
Further information is available from http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/creativesuite/design/
For information regarding locations of PC or Macs within your own faculty that have access to Adobe products please contact your Faculty IT Support.
If you are interested in purchasing Adobe products for your own PC/Mac Adobe offer significant savings for student purchases via any of its approved re-sellers.
Faculty Contact Details:
Faculty of Education and Society
The David Goldman Informatics Centre
Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St. Peter's
St. Peter's Way
Tel: +44 (0) 191 515 2395
Course Contact Details
Tel: 0191 515 2566