Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Teaching Pupils with Dyslexia with the School Context

This programme gives participants the opportunity to develop their expertise in the area of dyslexia; it is designed to meet both individual and organisational needs of school teachers working in all phases of compulsory education; the programme enhances existing provision, which currently provides opportunities for the professional development of teachers who seek to engage in Master's level work; it aims to establish the conditions and standards for rigorous critical enquiry and discourse and so to extend the criteria for judging taken-for-granted assumptions underlying educational policy and practice; it enables participants to develop an increasing respect for evidence and discourse and the capacity to initiate and sustain change, both in their own practice and more generally within their professional context.

Entry requirements

Honours degree or Cert Ed (former school teaching qualification); candidates with ordinary degrees or non degree level professional qualifications are considered upon application; for students whose 1st language is not English evidence of having reached the equivalent of IELTS 6.5 TOEFL (575 paper-based, 90 internet-based), is required before entry.

Course modules

Foundations, philosophies and policies of enquiry; the theory and practice of identification and assessment; teaching pupils with SpLD (dyslexia): theory into practice.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Coach Lane Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7XA North East

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0191 243 7900