This course seeks to develop an understanding of the inclusion process and of specific learning difficulties. This understanding is developed through the lens of Montessori philosophy and methodology which values the unique potential of all learners and provides a framework within which children can progress at their own pace.
Mode of Study
Applications All part-time applications are via direct application to the College. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Applications Applications from international learners are very welcome, though please note that this programme is not on the ILEP and therefore cannot provided Stamp 2 visa status. Please register your interest and we will be in touch with next steps.
Admission Requirements Applicants to this programme must meet normal QQI requirements for entry to the level 7 B.ED Montessori Education programme via the Recognition of Prior Learning Application (RPL). Applicants can also apply for entry via the Recognition of Prior Learning process if they do not meet the normal entry requirements.
MODULE 1: Special Education
This module focuses on differentiation and responses to diversity. It introduces learners to practice and planning for children with assessed syndromes and specific learning difficulties. It outlines the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process and the importance of differentiation both in planning and in practice. The theoretical aspects of the module are linked to practice by examining how Montessori concepts, in particular those relating to sensory development and the concrete experience, can be integrated to practice to support children’s learning. This module aims to provide the learner with a deeper understanding of differentiation and responses to diversity.
Fees = €350
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this for?
This programme will suit all learners who have an interest in inclusive childhood education from birth through early years to the first years of primary education. Existing early years and primary professionals, those seeking to work in education, parents with young children and others interested in different approaches to inclusion and specific learning difficulties will all gain valuable insight from this course.
Why St Nicholas Montessori College?
We are accredited by QQI and we are a founder member of the Higher Education College Association (HECA). We have been delivering education programmes since 1970 and all of our programmes our underpinned by our application of Montessori philosophy and methodology which values the unique learning potential of every human being. Our College is compact and accessible, offering learners a true sense of belonging and community in the heart of Dun Laoghaire and Cork.
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