University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Inclusive Education: Research, Policy and Practice

This programme addresses contemporary issues in inclusion/special education. If you are a policy maker, educator or teacher involved in inclusive education/special education at pre-school, school or tertiary level, this programme is designed to promote your understanding of the issues and practices relevant to this area. **Online distance learning available Academic contact: margaret.sutherland@glasgow.ac.uk Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow September start PgDip: 24 months part-time PgCert: 12 months part-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** Our research-informed courses will help you to think about practice and policy in the light of current educational thinking and enable you to consider how an inclusive/special education system might operate in schools and other educational institutions. You will discuss recent theories related to many of the conditions and labels associated with special educational needs/additional support needs and have the opportunity to develop practice that takes account of these within an inclusive framework. In particular you can specialise in autism, behaviour, gifted and talented, dyslexia, English as an Additional Language and disability. You can tailor research projects to provide the maximum relevance and benefit to your interests and work. You will explore how effective learning and teaching can support the Sustainable Development Goal 4 - to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning by 2030 (United Nations). This programme has continued to attract both national and international students. Consistently rated as excellent by our students, this programme brings together students and researchers with an interest in inclusive/special education. The international community is seeking to develop inclusive, equitable and quality education for all by 2030. This programme offers you the opportunity to consider how this will be achieved. A highlight for both international and Scottish students is the opportunity to work together as they seek to support all learners. **PROGRAMME STRUCTURE** You will take two or three core courses and one optional course. Courses are delivered during the day, evening or at a distance to suit your needs. **Core courses** - Practitioner enquiry: Developing inclusive pedagogy (PgDip only) - The evolving concept of inclusion - The learner and the curriculum. **Optional courses may include** - Developing literacy - Highly able learners - Identities, relationships and behaviours - Inclusive classrooms, inclusive pedagogies. **Programme alteration or discontinuation** The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract. www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/ **CAREER PROSPECTS** The programme will support your career development as a class teacher, lecturer, policy developer, special education professional, head teacher, education administrator or researcher.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: This programme is primarily for Scottish teachers and those working in the field of additional support needs/educational inclusion/special education. However those with a first degree and experience of, and interest in, additional support/educational inclusion/special education will be considered. Applications from teachers from countries other than Scotland may also be considered. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) overall score 6.5 no sub-test less than 6.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: Reading: 20 Listening: 19 Speaking: 19 Writing: 23 CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59 Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study BALEAP guide to accredited courses Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This programme is primarily for Scottish teachers and those working in the field of additional support needs/educational inclusion/special education. However those with a first degree and experience of, and interest in, additional support/educational inclusion/special education will be considered. Applications from teachers from countries other than Scotland may also be considered. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) overall score 6.5 no sub-test less than 6.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: Reading: 20 Listening: 19 Speaking: 19 Writing: 23 CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59 Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

You will take two or three core and one optional course. Courses are delivered during the day, evening or at a distance to suit your needs. Core courses Practitioner enquiry: Developing inclusive pedagogy (PgDip only) The evolving concept of inclusion The learner and the curriculum. Optional courses may include Developing literacy Highly able learners Identities, relationships and behaviours Inclusive classrooms, inclusive pedagogies. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

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Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 321 per Credit (Wales) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 321 per Credit (England) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 321 per Credit (England) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 321 per Credit (Scotland) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 321 per Credit (EU) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 321 per Credit (Scotland) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 321 per Credit (Wales) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 321 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 321 per Credit (EU) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 321 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 321 per Credit (EU) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 321 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 321 per Credit (Wales) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 321 per Credit (EU) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 321 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 321 per Credit (England) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 321 per Credit (England) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 321 per Credit (Wales) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 321 per Credit (Scotland) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 321 per Credit (Scotland) 12 Months

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University of Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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Contact: 
Margaret Sutherland
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