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Leading Inclusive Education MA

Learn about the course below
Code
PGX30G
Start
September 2017
January 2018
Duration
2-3 years part-time, dependant on previous experience and qualifications
Attendance
Part-time via online learning
Fees
£36 per credit (UK/EU)
£36 per credit (INT)
Course leader
Ron Sergejev

Take the next step in your career with this innovative online course, designed for professionals working as leaders or prospective leaders of inclusion in educational settings.

Why study MA Leading Inclusive Education at Middlesex University?

Developing inclusive education practice to support the needs of all learners is one of the most important challenges facing education professionals today. The MA Leading Inclusive Education is an exciting new distance-learning pathway for education professionals seeking to develop their leadership careers, offering alternatives to, and routes on from, current NCTL leadership qualifications and the National Award for SEN Coordination.

We've brought together some of the finest education leaders with the distance-learning experts, Real Training, to develop a new kind of learning experience that makes the most of the practical skills participants already have, allowing learning and development within a workplace setting and alongside colleagues.Through a mixture of 60 and 30 credit practice-led online modules, participants will build a portfolio of leadership skills and knowledge to suit the areas of inclusion that are most relevant to their setting.

Some areas you might cover include:

  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Communities and Culture
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties
  • Learning Differences
  • Migration and Language acquisition
  • Learning Conversations, Mentoring and Coaching

The programme is open to graduate professionals working in any educational setting, both in the UK and internationally. Whether working in a school, FE college, university, PRU or hospital, this flexible practice-led course will help participants progress into leadership roles or develop leadership in the crucial area of inclusion.

Course highlights

  • Benefit from our collaboration with Real Training, experts in distance learning in the field of education
  • Exceptional virtual learning facilities allow you to study this part-time course from anywhere in the world
  • You'll have access to expertly curated online materials and over 2,000 online full-text journals
  • You will receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

What will you study on the MA Leading Inclusive Education?

  • Compulsory Modules

    • The leadership of inclusive practice (30 or 60 credits)

      How can you inspire, encourage and support others to develop inclusive practice in your setting? What does the latest research tell you about leadership styles and structures and how to harness them effectively? How do your own leadership skills stand up in the light of the latest thinking and research?

    • Enquiry-based inclusive practice (60 credits)

      This 60-credit module completes the programme, enabling you to bring together what you have learned and apply your skills to develop, implement and evaluate an intervention in your chosen setting. Using the action research approach.

  • Optional Modules (choose two)

    • Gender and sexuality (30 credits)

      How diverse is your curriculum with respect to gender and sexuality? Do those engaged with learners in your setting appreciate the significance of socially constructed frameworks on those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex?

    • Communities and culture (30 credits)

      What are culture, identity and community? Where does one begin and the other end? What are the strategies that can be used in a modern educational setting to promote inclusion whilst respecting and valuing difference?

    • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties (30 credits)

      Bring your practice up-to-date with the latest thinking and emerging trends in working with children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Understand specific difficulties such as self-harm, anxiety, depressions, and eating disorders. Recognise the significance of social, emotional and mental health difficulties and their relationship to mental health theories about risk and resilience.

    • Differences (30 credits)

      In this module you'll develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of learning needs, while focusing further on needs that may be particularly relevant to your setting in relation to learning differences such as gifted and talented, literacy difficulties, language difficulties, physical and sensory needs, and autism spectrum conditions.

    • Migration and language acquisition (30 credits)

      In this module, you'll develop your knowledge and understanding of language and migration in the global context of the 21st century. The module focuses on two broad but intertwined areas of study. Firstly through theoretical perspectives and case-studies of schools and multilingual pupils, including some very young children, the module focuses on using first, second, additional and home languages in educational settings Secondly, the module examines the patterns of current and global migration.

    • Learning Conversations, Coaching and mentoring (30 credits)

      In this module, you'll become well grounded in coaching and mentoring skills as key leadership tools to support and develop colleagues and build capacity within your setting.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

How is the MA Leading Inclusive Education degree taught?

The course is designed as a distance-learning package and can be accessed from anywhere in the world. It is delivered through the Real Training learning platform. You will work on practical assignments, as well as doing your own independent reading and research. You will produce written work including a dissertation, reports and a reflective journal. You will be allocated a tutor who will oversee your work.

  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. How to apply
  1. UK & EU
  2. International

How can the MA Leading Inclusive Education degree support your career?

The MA Leading Inclusive Education aims to accelerate promotion in the professional careers of professionals working in inclusion in schools and other settings. Depending on prior experience and career history, students will go on to positions as Heads of Year and Assistant Heads of Year; Heads and Assistant Heads of Inclusion; higher-level teaching assistants; social workers working with looked after children, and inclusion workers working with social services.

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