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University of Leeds: Deaf Education (Teacher of the Deaf Qualification)
|Institution||University of Leeds|
|Department||School of Education View department profile|
|Telephone||0113 343 4602|
This programme offers a route to the mandatory Teacher of the Deaf qualification and is aimed at both deaf and hearing teachers. The school actively encourages suitable qualified deaf applicants, and provides appropriate access and support arrangements. The programme addresses the fundamental issues of language development, communication, achievement and good practice and provides teachers of the deaf with the specialist knowledge and skills they need to work across a range of settings in deaf education. It focuses on the importance of developing age-appropriate language, whether signed or spoken, where visual-gestural language is considered as strength rather than a weakness; a central theme of this provision is that the establishment of effective communication as a basis for cognitive development and access to the curriculum must be an educational priority for all deaf children.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
Applicants will need a 2:1 (hons) degree in a relevant discipline, in addition to a prior teaching qualification ( required for the Teacher of the Deaf award) and 2 years experience working with deaf pupils; candidates will also need British Sign Language skills equivalent to Level 1, applicants should have access to e-mail and internet facilities, school/service audiological support and sign language tuition.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
Modules: educational audiology; learning and teaching in deaf education; dissertation (deaf education); professional skills: learning, teaching and audiology (only for teacher of the deaf award).
Optional modules: professional skills portfolio (required for teacher of the deaf award).
University of Leeds
School of Education
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