Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Facilitating Inclusive Education (Top-Up Degree)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Facilitating Inclusive Education (Top-Up Degree)

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Course title Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Facilitating Inclusive Education (Top-Up Degree)
Postnominal B.A. (Hons) (Melit.)
Level of qualification First Cycle Qualification
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 3 Years
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening
Total ECTS credits 120
Coordinator Barbara Baschiera
Delivered by Faculty of Education
The course aims to help you build professional skills required by Learning Support Educators to assist and support the teacher in the general classroom. The programme equips you with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to support teachers in creating an effective classroom experience for all students. The programme will focus on knowledge and skills to be able to support individuals with mild to severe disabilities, mild to severe learning difficulties and mild to severe challenging behaviour and the prevention thereof. It also aims to improve the competencies, skills, effectiveness and confidence that learning support educators seek to bring to your work.

The course is designed to allow you to develop an understanding of the curriculum, education policy, principles of education, knowledge of the challenges met in classrooms when supporting learning of children with learning difficulties and the implementation of positive behavioural approaches.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of the following qualifications:

(a) the Diploma in Facilitating Inclusive Education of the University of Malta or

(b) the MCAST Level 5 Higher Diploma in Facilitating Inclusive Education OR any other comparable and equivalent recognised qualification, together with passes at SEC level at Grade 5 or better in English Language, Maltese and Mathematics.

Where possible, lectures will also be delivered through video conferencing in Gozo.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2021.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 2,700
Fee per semester: Eur 450

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Fee per academic year: Eur 4,250
By the end of the course, you will be able to:

• Define your role as a Learning Support Educator.
• List your responsibilities within the transdisciplinary team to ensure learning for all students within an inclusive classroom.
• Identify specific skills and appropriate teaching strategies that a LSE can use to provide effective support to contribute to productive teamwork.
• Demonstrate a sense of self-direction through the completion of assigned tasks.
• Plan according to the diverse needs of the children.
• Use augmentative and alternative technologies to support learning.
If you are interested in becoming graduate Learning Support Educators, then this is the course intended for you.
As a graduate of Facilitative inclusive Education, you will have the necessary skills to work as learning support educators (LSEs) at the graduate level (LSE 3). You can also apply to become an Inclusion Coordinator (INCOs). If you are interested in pursuing an academic career or to further your studies, we encourage you to enrol to Masters level in various related areas.
Students who wish to participate in an Erasmus Exchange are encouraged to do so during the second semester of the second year of the course.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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