Postgraduate Certificate In Education: Autism Studies (blended Learning)
This Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Autism Studies is being offered by Stranmillis University College and will be delivered in partnership with Middletown Centre for Autism. This is a one-year course for educational professionals and consists of three modules each worth 20 CAT Points. Middletown Centre is a cross-border organisation established by Department of Education and Skills Ireland and the Department of Education Northern Ireland to support the promotion of excellence throughout Northern Ireland and Ireland in the education of children and young people with Autism. The autism specific modules are developed and delivered by a specialist team including staff from Stranmillis and Middletown, teachers with hands on experience of key school-based roles; for example, class teacher, SENCO and Vice-Principal and other professionals including members of the Middletown Centre's multi-disciplinary team such as Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists who will deliver lectures on related topics of use in an educational setting.
Entitlement To The Award Of Master Of Education (MED)
A Master of Education is awarded to students who have completed 180 points at M-Level (this includes a dissertation). The degree of Master of Education may be awarded with distinction on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners. Students who have accumulated 60 points at M-Level may graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Autism Studies and those who have accumulated 120 points may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma.
To be awarded an MEd Education Studies students must complete 60 Cat points from the MEd Education Studies programme plus a further 60 CAT points from any other specialist option, for example Outdoor Learning or Shared Education, including Research methods. In addition students must complete a dissertation.