Taught course

Education (SEND Inclusion) MA

Institution
Northumbria University · Teacher Education
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

Please refer to the website: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/ma-education-send-inclusion-dtfesn6/

Months of entry

September

Course content

This flexible, MA Education (specialist educational needs and disability/SEND) is part of our updated suite of Master’s of Education programmes, which allow you to graduate with a focus upon a key aspect of the education system.

In the latest educational reform, the Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years (2015), the government’s vision is that ‘the provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities is the same as for all children and young people; that they achieve well in their early years, at school and in college, and lead happy and fulfilled lives.’ This code supports the Equality Act (2010) and the TOBY SALT Report (2010) which indicated that equality and educational outcomes are reliant upon a teaching workforce that is prepared for the diversity of mainstream and special school classrooms. With the Special education and Disability Regulations, there is now an increasing need for appropriate teacher training programmes that prepare teachers for the variety of needs that children and young people present with. There is also a need for a continual professional development culture that maintains teachers’ knowledge and skills to keep up with the everchanging education contexts. This postgraduate qualification will meet that agenda.

There is a requirement for SENCOs in mainstream schools to hold qualified teacher status (QTS), Qualified Teacher Learning Skills (QTLS) for those in colleges and Early Years Teacher Status (EYT) for those working in early years settings. The SENCo aspect of the programme, therefore, will apply only to those who hold either of these statuses. Those who wish to complete the programme without the status will in effect, only achieve the SEN and Inclusion aspect of the award (hence the bracketing of the award).

Information for international students

Please refer to the website: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/ma-education-send-inclusion-dtfesn6/

Fees and funding

Please refer to the website: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/ma-education-send-inclusion-dtfesn6/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Applicant Services
Email
bc.applicantservices@northumbria.ac.uk