Special Education

St. Angela's College Sligo

Special Education

In recent years phenomenal changes have occurred with respect to provision for students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) within the education system in this country. To respond to developments in the area of special educational needs and inclusive education and to enhance best practice in the schools, the Department of Education and Skills (DES) supports a Post-Graduate Diploma in Special Education which is intended to provide a recognised Post-Graduate qualification for Special Education Teachers (SET), teachers in special schools and special classes and other relevant educational settings.

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Special Education at St. Angela's College is delivered by the team in the Centre for Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity within the Education Department, and is designed for teachers who are eligible to apply under the terms of the DES. The programme leads to the award of a Post-Graduate Diploma in Special Education and is accredited by the National University of Ireland, Galway. The course is funded by the DES.

Substitution will be allowed while teachers are attending the block release element of the Programme - please review the circular for further information.

Subjects taught

This MA is considered stage two with a Postgraduate Diploma being completed in stage one, leading to preparation for and completion of a Masters level dissertation.

Stage Two Modules:

Advanced Research (Core)
Dissertation (Core)

Application dates

The Postgraduate Diploma in Special Education Circular (0009/2021) is now available for download from the Department of Education and Skills website with the .pdf version available here: PGSE Circular (0009/2021)?

Please complete the Online Application Form for the Postgraduate Diploma in Special Education as a declaration of interest in pursuing Postgraduate study at St. Angela's College, Sligo.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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