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Grad Dip in Inclusive Education, Learning Support and Special Education



Grad Dip in Inclusive Education, Learning Support and Special Education is a course run by Dublin City University (DCU), Dublin. For more information about Grad Dip in Inclusive Education, Learning Support and Special Education at Dublin City University (DCU), please review the details below.

This programme has been offered by the Institute of Education, DCU since September 2016. It combines two well-established graduate diploma courses that were offered previously at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra and the Church of Ireland College of Education, Rathmines.

The programme is open to primary and post-primary teachers who are employed in a position that is funded by the Department of Education and Skills and who provide Learning Support, Resource Teaching and Resource Teaching for Travellers in recognised primary schools, post-primary schools, and in other recognised educational services. Teachers serving in special schools and special classes are also eligible to apply.

The programme provides a qualification that is recognised by the Department of Education and Skills for teachers working in the areas of inclusive education, special education and learning support who work in the following roles: Learning Support Teacher and/or Resource Teacher, Teacher in a Special School, Teacher in a Special Class.

Funding for the course is provided by the DES. This means that for teachers who are eligible:

  • No fees or registration charges will apply to participants.
  • They will continue to receive their salary in the usual during their participation.
  • Substitution will be provided by the DES to the schools in which they work, to cover their attendance at lectures and seminars during school hours.

There are no formal written examinations involved in the course. Participants will be assessed on the basis of full attendance at the programme venue, engagement with course content and activities, successful completion of selected tasks and written assignments and supervision of work in schools/centres, including final evaluation of this.

Participants who successfully complete the course, and who meet the relevant entry requirements, will be eligible to seek admission to the Masters in Special Educational Needs (MSEN) programme run at the School of Inclusive and Special Education. Credit for completion of the postgraduate diploma will be given to those who progress to the MSEN programme.

For more information, see: https://www.dcu.ie/courses/postgraduate/institute-education/grad-dip-inclusive-education-learning-support-and-special

 

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Training ProviderDublin City University (DCU)
Course LocationGlasnevin, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 9
Awarding BodyDublin City University
Awarding Body DetailsGrad Dip in Inclusive Education, Learning Support and Special Education
Entry RequirementsGeneral Entry Requirements The programme is open to all serving teachers who are employed in a position funded by the Department of Education and Skills and who provide Learning Support, Resource Teaching and Resource Teaching for Travellers in recognised primary schools, post-primary schools and other recognised educational services. Teachers serving in special schools and special classes are also eligible to apply. Please review the relevant DES circular at the link below inviting applications for the course. This is usually updated and circulated in January or early February of each year. View the relevant DES Circular Eligbility Criteria * Note applications for DCU is via the process below, not the hard copy from the above circular. Fees Part time EU Status Fee Part-time DES Funded
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