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.
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:
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.
The leadership of inclusive practice (30 or 60 credits, depending on prior learning 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?
1 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?
2 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?
3 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.
4 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.
5 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.
6 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.
Enquiry-based inclusive practice (60 credits)
This 60-credit module completes the MA Leading Inclusive Education 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.
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.
UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course. We accept the equivalent of the above from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the requirements from your country, see further information under support in your country.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest regional office for support.
English language requirements for international students
You must have competence in English language and we normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. The most common English Language requirements for international students is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all four components).
Middlesex also offers an Intensive Pre-sessional English course which ranges from 5-17 weeks depending on your level of English. Successful completion of this course would meet English language entry requirements.
Applications for postgraduate study should be made directly to the university. Please visit our postgraduate application page for further information and to apply.
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.
£36 per credit.
30-credit module: £1,080
60-credit module: £2,160
120-point masters (taking into account 60 points of pre-accredited learning) : £4,320
150-point masters (taking into account 30 pre-accredited points, 3x30 point module + 1x60-point final module) : £5,400
180-point masters (no pre-accreditation) : £6,480