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Year Two Entry
Successful applicants who have completed a recognised postgraduate diploma programme of continuing professional development for teachers involved in learning support, inclusive or special education will be required to complete an additional 60 credits for the award of MEdSEN. The 60 credits are normally completed within one academic year and comprise two 15 credit modules and a 30 credit thesis. Module SI801 focuses on research methodologies and Module SI802 addresses curriculum and pedagogy and current issues in inclusive and special education. Students will also…Find out more
The Professional Master of Education (PME) programme starts in late August each year. Students are required to complete a Placement Induction Programme which runs in advance of formal lectures. During this induction period students complete systematic observations in their host school. Formal lectures begin in September and are held in DCU St. Patrick's Campus, Drumcondra on Tuesday and Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm. Students will participate in lectures, seminars, tutorials and online components.
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The programme has been designed with flexibility in mind by enabling students to:
- Access course material at a time and a place that is convenient to them;
- Register Full-time or Part-time (Part-time students must complete all modules within a maximum period of four years);
- Tailor their education and training by offering exit routes at MSc (90 ECTS credits), Diploma (60 ECTS credits) and Certificate (30 ECTS credits).
The programme is delivered through blended…Find out more
How the Programme is Delivered
This postgraduate programme is provided through online distance learning, which means that a working professional can achieve a deeper understanding in a specialist area and provide a sound basis for their long-term career, without disruption to their career or other commitments. For each module you undertake, you are given access to a specially written module text. Most modules require that you acquire one or two textbooks. You also get access to the vast range of academic journals and other resources provided by…Find out more
Using a flexible and blended mode of delivery, students engage in both face to face and virtual learning environments. In addition to seminars from multidisciplinary practitioners, participants engage in group and simulated learning experiences that are further enhanced by learning in practice. Students are allocated an academic and practice supervisor with expertise in their chosen practice area, who provides support, guidance, and forms part of a tripartite team, in developing and assessing a practice portfolio.
Graduate Certificate students take three ten credit dementia-specific…Find out more
How the Course is delivered:
This postgraduate programme is provided through online distance learning, which means that students can achieve a deeper understanding in a specialist area and provide a sound basis for their long-term career, without disruption to their career or other commitments. For each module that students undertake, they are given access to specially written course materials. As DCU students they also have access to the vast range of academic journals and other resources provided by DCU Library which are increasingly used as resources on…Find out more
The overall aim of the course is to develop the skills and competencies of primary and post-primary mainstream class teachers in response to the demands of inclusive educational policy and practice. In particular, the course aims to provide an opportunity for teachers to develop knowledge, skills and competencies in key areas of inclusive and special educational provision and planning at school and class level.
This programme aims to offer professional development to individual teachers in the area of special and inclusive education. It also aims to create a community of learners…Find out more
The programme aims to develop graduates who:
- Are competent, professional and knowledgeable in their approach to teaching, learning, curriculum and assessment;
- Become adaptive experts and critically reflective practitioners who continue to grow and learn throughout their careers;
- Facilitate the holistic development of all children in terms of their emotional, social, personal, physical, creative, spiritual and intellectual capacities, promoting their agency across all areas of school life;
- Recognise and meet the needs of all learners with insight,…
You can choose the module of your choice from the list of 15 credit modules shown below.
OSC10: Management of Operations (15 credits)
The aims of this module are to provide an in-depth understanding of the role of services in meeting customer needs, providing customer satisfaction and to develop a firm foundation in the concepts and principles of modern operations management.…Find out more