Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs (PDSEN) Conferring Ceremony

9 Nov 2017
Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs 2017 with Dr. Dan O'Sullivan, Dr. Fiachra Long and Dr. Kevin Cahill

On Saturday 21st October 2017 our School of Education celebrated the graduation of our Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs (PDSEN) students.

The ceremony took place in the beautiful surrounds of the Aula Maxima where the graduates and their families provided a packed house for a wonderful occasion. Dr. Fiachra Long, Head of School of Education presented the awards to the graduating students.

This cohort consisted of experienced practicing teachers from across primary, post-primary and special school settings. These 25 teachers engaged in a year of intensive development through block attendance (8 weeks) here in the university. They engaged with several school visits and seven assignments ranging across key areas of research and practice in special education in order to achieve their qualification in Special Education Teaching (SET).

Several of these students have progressed to our Master of Education (Modular) programme where they receive 60 credits (out of 120) for the completion of the PDSEN.

We wish them all well in their continuing teaching careers and indeed in their continuing journeys in learning. We commend them for their excellence and their dedication to the education of all students, regardless of individual difference.

For more on this story contact:

Dr. Kevin Cahill:

School of Education

Scoil an Oideachais

Leeholme, O' Donovan's Road, Cork, Ireland