In order to assist schools and educational services in the teaching of students with special educational needs, the Teacher Education Section of the Department of Education and Skills currently funds the provision of a number of CPD programmes as follows:
- Combined Post-Graduate Diploma Programme of Continuing Professional Development for Special Education Teachers– Circular 0004/2018.
- Graduate Certificate in the Education of Pupils on the Autism Spectrum (AS) for Teachers working with Pupils on the AS in Special Schools, Special Classes or as Special Education Teachers in mainstream Primary and Post-Primary Schools – Circular 0005/2018.
The circulars and application forms for these programmes are available Department’s website http://www.education.ie/en/Circulars-and-Forms/Circulars-and-Forms/. The closing date for completed application forms, which should be returned to the College or University of choice, is the 2nd March, 2018.