University of Birmingham
Teachers of Children with Hearing Impairment
This programme approved by the Teaching Agency (TA) for training teachers of deaf children seeking the Mandatory (MQ) qualification is offered as a distance learning course. Successful completion of this programme leads to General Teaching Council recognition as a qualified teacher of the deaf. An alternative programme is also open to teachers (as well as other professionals with appropriate qualifications) working with children and young people with hearing impairment who are not seeking the MQ.
Applicants must already be qualified to teach school-aged children in England and are expected to have a minimum of 2 years teaching or other appropriate professional experience prior to commencing the programme, but, in exceptional circumstances, applications will be considered from those who do not meet this criterion. The course is designed for practising teachers, and some of the course materials are written in a way that assumes regular contact with deaf pupils. Applicants who do not have regular contact with deaf pupils will need to establish links with a local school for the deaf, resource base or service for deaf pupils during the programme to enable them to carry out some of the required activities. Students wishing to gain the mandatory qualification who do not have regular contact with deaf pupils will normally be required to complete a period of 10 days observation in an educational setting for deaf pupils in addition to the normal periods of assessed teaching. Each case will be considered on an individual basis.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|BPhil||Part-time||£ 3,535 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|BPhil||Part-time||£ 4,950 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Distance learning||£ 3,535 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Distance learning||£ 4,950 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MEd||Distance learning||£ 3,535 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MEd||Distance learning||£ 4,950 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Edgbaston Campus||Birmingham||B15 2TU||West Midlands|
0121 414 5005