02 June, 2022 | Posted by Michelle Hogan

What are the Career Opportunities for a BA (Ord) Inclusive Education Graduate?

The career opportunities upon completion of the BA (Ord) in Inclusive Education are broad and diverse.  

The course itself will prepare you to work with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SENDs) in a variety of settings.

Additionally, this programme will equip the graduate with the skills and adaptability require in this rapidly changing sector.

A degree in inclusive education will allow the graduate to work with children and young people that experience a variety of educational, emotional, behaviour and care-based needs.

The knowledge, skills, and practical experience developed throughout this programme will develop existing competence and confidence in experienced practitioners.

Additionally, those new to the sector will benefit from an experienced team of tutors, engaging and practical content, and advanced start to their career as an inclusive practitioner.

This degree will challenge and support you in enhancing your learning, develop new skills and strategies, and learn to approach behavioural regulation support in a reflexive, professional and restorative manner. 

The versatility of this degree will enable the graduate to work in a variety of professional sectors. This includes early years settings, and primary and secondary schools as Special Needs Assistants.  

Further progression in study can lead to graduates obtaining primary and secondary teaching degrees with a focus on inclusive education. 

Existing practitioners will find the programme supports progression to more diverse.  

For example, as a specialist for the Better Start programme which coordinates AIM, roles in community and charity organisations, as well as government bodies such as the National Council for Special Education.  

Graduates of this programme may also transition into education policy via the Irish Civil Service. Additionally, many practitioners branch into private and residential care supporting children, teenagers and their families in invaluable ways. 

The area that you go to work in can depend on your interests or perhaps what you specialised in while carrying out your degree.

Our team of tutors have wide-ranging research interests, professional backgrounds and experience including trauma-inclusive practice, language and culture, inclusive education, intellectual and learning disabilities among many others.

Now more than ever, the term inclusion needs to be matched with meaningful, long-term and sustainable solutions to the educational and care crises that impact society’s most vulnerable.

This degree programme provides a unique opportunity to place you, the learner, in a position of competence and confidence to provide real inclusion for all.

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Contact Us 

If you are interested in finding out more about our upcoming intake for the BA in Inclusive Education, you can find in-depth information on the course page If you already hold an undergraduate degree you can progress to our MA in Inclusive Education. 

You can also reach out to our Early Years Admissions Advisor, Jennifer Matteazzi, who will answer any questions you may have. You can book a 15-minute free consultation call with Jennifer at a time that suits you here. Or you can email jennifer.matteazzi@portobelloinstitute.com or call her directly on 01 892 0031.

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