If you believe that all children have the right to be taught by an inspirational, knowledgeable, creative and caring teacher, then this is the course for you.
Our course covers all aspects of inclusion and social justice but the main focus is on teaching those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
It will prepare you to be a reflective, effective teacher, able to meet the learning needs of pupils in the Primary age range, including those who experience barriers in their learning.
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Your Career with a Teaching SEND Degree
Our graduates are highly valued by teaching employers, especially those with strengths in helping learners with SEN. Your specialist skills will make you an ideal candidate for any teaching post, not only in the UK but across the world - we have graduates who have gone on to teach in Poland and Qatar.
Your degree will not confine you to mainstream school teaching. The knowledge you gain will open up options in special schools, further and higher education and in related professions. Your skills will be useful for any career, as you will gain key employability skills in team working, problem-solving, communication and organisation.
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Why Choose University of Cumbria
The four-year Primary Education (5-11) Inclusion with SEND with QTS programme is a unique programme that will enable you to become a first-class teacher, prepared and equipped to teach and include the diverse range of needs that every teacher encounters in a primary classroom.
- All tutors have a wealth of experience in teaching and the Inclusion/SEND tutors each have a particular experience in a SEND setting
- Your personal tutor will support and guide you through your studies
- Study in small class groups, so we get to know you well
- Placement opportunities in mainstream primary schools and a range of special schools, over four years, allows you to gain a wide experience to help you to develop as a teacher
- An elective option which can lead to a variety of placements in unusual settings or abroad
- In your final year, you will be able to complete 60 credits, equivalent to a Post Graduate Certificate, at Master’s level, putting you in the perfect position to complete a Master’s degree in the early years of your teaching career.
- You will be living in a vibrant student city by the spectacular North West coastline, within an hour of the Lake District National Park and the big cities of Manchester and Liverpool. So, whether you want lively or leisurely, you’re within reach of both.
If you want a course that will springboard your teaching career in helping the learning needs of all pupils, this course is for you.
Course Study Options
This course is also available without the specialism in SEND.