Deaf Education (Teacher of the Deaf Qualification) at University of Leeds - UCAS

University of Leeds

Degree level: Postgraduate

Deaf Education (Teacher of the Deaf Qualification) (Taught)

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Course summary

The MA Deaf Education is a two-year course leading to the Mandatory Qualification for Teacher of the Deaf (QToD). This course is taught part time using blended learning, providing the opportunity to study both online and face to face. This flexibility allows you to balance your studies alongside your existing work and other commitments. The dissertation provides an opportunity to extensively explore an aspect of deaf education that you are particularly interested in. You’ll apply the knowledge and skills you’ve developed during the course to address an issue or question you have about your own practice or experience. We also offer a Postgraduate Diploma in this subject leading to the QToD, which does not require a dissertation. modules but does not require completion of the Professional Skills: Learning, Teaching and Audiology module (for all non UK based students). We welcome suitably qualified deaf and hearing applicants and provide appropriate access and support arrangements for all students. All University-based sessions are supported by BSL interpreters and notetakers. Assessed presentations may be delivered in British Sign Language (BSL). 


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Assessment method

Assessment is through a combination of presentations, essays, critical reports, case studies and a practical skills portfolio that includes a minimum of 20 days assessed placement. Assessed presentations may be delivered in BSL.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree (hons) or non-UK equivalent. You will also need: -Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) (required for Teacher of the Deaf award) -one year of teaching experience or experience of working with deaf children in educational settings -contact with a school or service that will enable you to work with deaf children to meet the requirements of the Mandatory qualification -British (or local) Sign Language CACDP/ Signature/ iBSL Level 1 (required for Teacher of the Deaf award) or equivalent -access to local sign language tuition -access to internet facilities for e-learning Visit our website for full entry requirements, including the alternative qualifications we accept.

Fees and funding

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Deaf Education (Teacher of the Deaf Qualification) at University of Leeds - UCAS