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Special needs teaching courses

The training of others to use non-standard methods to impart, explain and disseminate knowledge, skills and learning to people with special needs.

Studying special needs teaching at university

Example course modules

  • Mind and behaviour
  • Developmental psychology
  • Situated communication
  • Acknowledging diversity in the classroom
  • An integrated approach to meeting Children's needs
  • Education, values and society
  • Reflective teaching: principles and practice

Who studies this subject

  • Female : 93%
    Male : 7%
  • Mature : 75%
    School leaver : 25%
  • Full-time : 78%
    Part-time : 22%

What you need to get on a course

Subjects you need

A-levels (or equivalent) usually required

  • No Specific Requirements

Useful to have

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • English literature
  • Religious studies
  • BTEC health and social care

Application checklist

Here's a guide to what to expect from the application process - also check individual university entry requirements, as these may differ.

  • January application
  • October application
  • Personal statement
  • Portfolio
  • Interview
  • Entry test
  • Work experience
  • Audition

Personal statement advice

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