2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MA Special Educational Needs
|Programme code:||MA-ED/SN-FT||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Paula Clarke||Contact address:||P.J.Clarke@education.leeds.ac.uk|
Total credits: 180
Normally a first degree, qualified teacher status and 3 years of relevant professional experience
School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:
School of Education
Examination board through which the programme will be considered:
School of Education
- The programme is structured in such a way as to meet the professional development needs of teachers and associated professionals working both in mainstream and more specialised contexts. It has as its central concern the promotion of effective educational practice for pupils with special educational needs, through increasing participants' knowledge of current legislation, reports and relevant research; and promoting their understanding of the nature of SEN and of strategies which may best support the learning and achievement of pupils, including collaborative partnerships with others - pupils, parents, colleagues, learning support assistants, external support agencies, etc.
- The programme aims to:
> address critically current issues in the field of special educational needs and to relate these to participants' professional practice;
> analyse and evaluate evidence concerning effective strategies for promoting high quality teaching and learning for pupils with special educational needs; and
> promote participants' professional reflectiveness and analytical skills.
- The programme is informed by current legislation, governmental and inspection reports, and by national and international research evidence. Programme tutors are themselves active researchers in the field of special educational needs. The approach encouraged throughout is a reflective and questioning one.
- Two routes are provided through the programme, one of which is designed for UK-based and one for international participants. Each has a core module which provides a framework of up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation, research and practice across the full continuum of special educational provision, set against either UK or international policy contexts.
- UK and international students come together in the optional modules, which each address principles and practical strategies for promoting effective practice in key aspects of special educational needs. Included are both taught and directed study modules. These are designed to allow participants some flexibility to tailor their route through the programme according to the requirements of their schools or services and their own professional development needs. The Critical Study provides further flexibility, offering the opportunity for individualised school-focused study.
Year1 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|EDUC5430M||Dissertation||60 credits||1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)|
|EDUC5610M||Special Educational Needs: Inclusive Approaches||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|EDUC5611M||Special Educational Needs: Inclusive Curriculum||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
Candidates are required to study 60 credits and pass at least 30 credits from the list of optional modules below:
|EDUC5039M||Creative Inquiry, Communication and Learning||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|EDUC5049M||Education, Language and Society||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|EDUC5053M||Directed Study in Education 1||30 credits||Not running in 202223|
|EDUC5811M||Developmental Disorders I: Dyslexia and Developmental Coordination Disorder||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|EDUC5812M||Developmental Disorders II: Attention Deficit Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|EDUC5867M||Children's family and personal relationships||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
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