Diploma Programmes

The School of Education offers a range of professional diploma programmes.

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Graduate Diploma Inclusive & Special Education FT (W424)

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."

 

Programme brochure available here

Please note that this programme was previously known as the Grad Dip SEN.

Professional Diploma in Education Studies PT (W314)

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.

Programme brochure available here

Professional Diploma in Education Studies (Mental Health and Wellbeing) PT (W314)

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 Yuxuan Chen at educationenquiries@ucd.ie

Professional Diploma in Education Leadership (Blended) PT (W342)

The Professional Diploma in Education (Leadership) deploys a broad concept of leadership that can be applied to teachers at different stages of their career within schools as organizations.

The Professional Diploma in Educational Leadership (PDEL) is primarily aimed at teachers in the Irish education system, while international students are also welcome to apply. Programme participants are required to have some teaching experience and will be  motivated to move into a leadership position  as well as to challenge the way they think about their work in a variety of ways. The concept of leadership employed is broad and can be applied to teachers at different stages of their career within schools as organisations. The programme draws on a wide-ranging international literature to focus on contemporary policy, practice and leadership challenges.

The programme includes some face-to-face sessions (typically on Saturdays to accommodate travel and attendance from all corners of the country). Our experience is that the combination of on campus days and online teaching and learning provide a dynamic and transformative learning experience for all students.The programme is intended to provide a dynamic and transformative learning experience for all students. We are committed to developing our students’ critical voice through reading, discussion, peer learning, presentations and critical review. These participative learning experiences have been tried and tested by us and ensure that high quality learning outcomes are achieved.

 

Programme brochure available here