This programme of study is also offered on a full-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.
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.
Communication and Academic Skills Programme The communication and academic skills programme complements students’ main course of study. It introduces them to writing and presenting as situated within academic contexts sensitive to specific disciplines and develops their competences for future careers.
Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.
Applicants admitted under paragraph (c) of regulation 6 of the Admissions Regulations shall be required to undergo an interview.
Applicants admitted into the Course under the above paragraphs who are not in possession of a pass in Maltese at SEC level at Grade 3 or higher, or at Intermediate or Advanced Matriculation Level at Grade C or higher, or qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the Board, shall be required to follow and successfully pass from a proficiency course approved by the Board in Maltese before the end of the fifth semester of the Course. Students who do not satisfy this requirement by this period shall be required to interrupt their studies for up to a maximum of twelve months during which time they are expected to satisfy this requirement. Students shall only be eligible to proceed with their studies if they comply with this requirement.
Requires the submission of a Police Certificate of Conduct.
Where possible, lectures will also be delivered through video conferencing in Gozo.
The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2022.
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.
After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.
Total Tuition Fees: Eur 4,500 Fee per semester: Eur 450
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 2022/3.
Last Updated: 15 September 2022
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