Advanced Educational Practice: Dyslexia
You will develop as a specialist teacher, confident to teach learners with dyslexia and support colleagues to do so too.
All modules are delivered via a combination of taught sessions and complementary online learning. The teaching is mostly delivered in late afternoon sessions and on some Saturdays, enabling teaching practitioners to fit their studies around full time employment.
The normal entry requirements for the MA Advanced Educational Practice pathways are:
- An honours degree (or its equivalent) in any subject
- Current employment as an educational practitioner
Applications are welcome from practitioners who may hold alternate qualifications, such as Certificate in Education (Post-16), with appropriate professional experience.
If your first language is not English, you will also need an IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum of Level 6 in reading and writing).
Application and selection
Applications are invited from those working in the education sector. As each case is considered on an individual basis, in consultation with the Programme Leader, we welcome your enquiry if you do not meet the formal criteria but feel your professional experience would enable you to succeed on the programme.
Please note: A satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB) is required as you may need to visit locations outside of your workplace where there is access to children.
Identifying Dyslexia (Core)
Develops knowledge and understanding of the characteristics, complex nature and issues related to the identification of dyslexia
Teaching Learners with Dyslexia (Core)
Investigates recent research relating to the teaching of learners with dyslexia and the implications for critical professional practice
Multisensory Literacy Programmes for Learners with Dyslexia (Core)
Explores issues relating to effective intervention for learners with dyslexia, and investigates a range of multisensory literacy programmes and their effectiveness.
Students who complete the 60 credits of Study in year 1 may be recommended to the British Dyslexia Association for Approved Teacher Status (ATS) recognition subject to payment of a registration fee to the BDA.
Researching Professional Practice (Core)
Provides an introduction to a range of research methods applicable to educational contexts, with a focus on practitioner enquiry, and how to develop a research project proposal and plan
Assessment of Learners with Dyslexia (Optional)
Develops knowledge and critical understanding of, and skills in, the assessment of dyslexia and of dyslexic learners needs
Personalised Interventions for Learners with Dyslexia (Optional)
Develops professional practice in relation to devising and delivering effective intervention for learners with dyslexia following an exploration of research relating to effective intervention programmes
Developing Practice in Special Educational Needs (Optional)
Develops understanding of special educational needs and disability through engagement with current theory, research, policy and practice and their application in your professional setting
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (Optional)
Explores current educational theory, research and policy relating to SEMHD the implications for professional setting
Specific Learning Difficulties (Optional)
Investigates current educational theory, research and policy relating to ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia and the implications for professional practice
Students who complete the 60 credits of Study in year 1, and the modules Assessment of Learners with Dyslexia and Interventions for Learners with Dyslexia may be recommended to the British Dyslexia Association for Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) recognition subject to payment of a registration fee to the BDA.
Involves the development and implementation of a major research project relevant to your subject area with the support of an experienced academic tutor
Involves the development and implementation of several linked practice based research projects relevant to professional practice in your subject area with the support of an experienced academic tutor
All assessments are closely linked to school and college-based practice and involve the completion of reports, small scale practice-based research projects, presentations, and critical reflections on professional practice
As a practice-based programme there is a strong emphasis on the application of ideas developed in the context of your own classroom, school or setting.
Assessment focuses on reflective practice assignments and a professional portfolio. On successful submission of this portfolio you should be able to apply for British Dyslexia Association Approved Teacher Status (ATS).
All full and part-time students enrolled on postgraduate taught programmes at LJMU are liable to pay an annual tuition fee. You can opt to pay your tuition fees in full at the start of each academic year or pay by instalments.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Fee locale||Course duration|
|Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert||Part-time||September 2018||GBP 35 (Credit)||Home/EU||3 Years|
|MA||Part-time||September 2018||GBP 35 (Credit)||Home/EU||3 Years|
|Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip||Part-time||September 2018||GBP 35 (Credit)||Home/EU||3 Years|
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