The School of Education offers a range of professional diploma programmes.
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Prospective students applying for DES funding should complete the Circular for the Graduate Diploma Inclusive & Special Education please check DES website to download circular for 2018.
The closing date for applications for DES funded places on the Graduate Diploma Inclusive & Special Education is Friday March 2nd, as stipulated in the DES circular. Applicants must complete the form and send a hard copy (no faxes/scanned copies etc) addressed to Sarah Walshe, School of Education, Room 0.06, Roebuck Offices, UCD, Dublin 4. Please note that applications are processed by date of application (ie those after the closing date are put on a list), so it's best that that applicants submit the form as soon as possible.
Application to the Graduate Diploma Inclusive & Special Education is also open to those who are self funding (ie not DES funded). These prospective students apply online via www.ucd.ie/apply Applications for self funding applicants will remain open until all places have been filled, early application is advised."
Please note that this programme was previously known as the Grad Dip SEN.
The Professional Diploma in Education Studies programme is aimed at students who have an interest in deepening their knowledge of education matters and professionals working in areas related to education. The programme encourages students to engage broadly with education sciences and professional development. Students can select from a broad range of interdisciplinary subjects or develop their own strand within the diploma, such as focusing on the area of Mental Health and Wellbeing.
- Students must complete 30 credits from a wide range of modules on offer in the School. The programme enables students to engage broadly with education sciences and professional development or to develop their own strand within the diploma, such as Mental Health and Wellbeing.
- On successful completion of the programme, students will have gained sufficient grounding in the theories and issues in the education world and have engaged with concepts, principles, and values from a wide range of academic genres and disciplines
- Students will critically assess certain key theoretical, policy, and practical approaches to education as informed by the cognate disciplines of education and prevailing influences on educational practice.
The School of Education is delighted to announce a new strand available as part of the Professional Diploma in Education Studies that focuses on Mental Health and Wellbeing. As part of the 30-credit part-time programme, students take two core modules: Mindfulness in Schools in Semester One and Mental Health and Wellbeing in Semester Two. Students may then select an additional module from the full suite of modules on offer in the School in either Semester One or Two.
Applications to the programme are now open and can be made via www.ucd.ie/apply - the programme code is W314. When applying, please state that you are applying to the PDES Mental Health and Wellbeing.
For further information, please contact Sarah Conroy at firstname.lastname@example.org phone (01) 716 7965