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Special Education: Teachers of Children with Hearing Impairment MEd

Special Education: Teachers of Children with Hearing Impairment MEd

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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MEd - Master of Education

Subject areas

Special Education (General) Hearing Impaired People: Teaching Child Development (Education)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This distance learning course for Teachers of Children with Hearing Impairment is the largest in the UK and one of the leading programmes in this field both nationally and internationally.

Our MEd for Teachers of Children with Hearing Impairment course aims to meet the needs of the wide range of people working with deaf children. The Mandatory qualification, which has been approved by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), is open to teachers who are qualified to teach learners in England (from 0 to 25 years of age) and it aims to equip teachers who are already qualified to teach learners in England to meet the relevant standards to achieve qualified teacher of the deaf status.

Employability

The MEd for Teachers of Children with Hearing Impairment is ideal for teachers who are already qualified to teach school-aged children in England but require the mandatory qualification to achieve qualified teacher of the deaf status from the Department for Education. The non mandatory MEd and PGDip qualification is suitable for professionals who do not wish, or are not eligible, to obtain qualified teacher of the deaf status – for example lecturers of deaf students, communication support workers and educational psychologists.

There is the opportunity to work towards a further professional qualification in the field of Education both within schools and in other settings, including progression to a PhD or EdD. The excellent careers advice provided by personal tutors has encouraged many of our graduates to successfully apply for leadership roles working with hearing impaired children and young people. These include: specialist teachers, educational audiologists, teaching assistants, speech and language therapists, youth workers, social workers, counsellors and BSL.

Modules

This module aims to develop in teachers an understanding of the effect of hearing loss on the deaf or hearing impaired child and the family. It discusses the impact of diagnosis, and considers family life, social and cognitive development, and those deaf and hearing impaired children with additional disabilities. The concept of deafness and disability is examined.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

3,540

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

6,810

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have a first degree or diploma (or equivalent) or 5 years relevant professional experience. Those wishing to gain recognition from the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) as a qualified teacher of the deaf must be teachers who are qualified to teach learners in England (from 0 to 25 years of age). Additionally, they are expected to have a minimum of two years teaching or other appropriate professional experience prior to commencing the programme.