Moray House School of Education and Sport

Careers in Inclusive Education

We’ve been making a major contribution to the field of education for almost 200 years. Our staff, students and alumni have influenced, improved and transformed learning, teaching and educational policy in the UK and beyond.

Our graduates use the skills and knowledge they’ve gained with us to pursue a range of careers. Many go on to teach in schools and further or higher education, taking on leadership, specialist or peripatetic posts with visually impaired, deaf or multilingual learners. Some work with NGOs and third-sector organisations, in policy positions in education, or go on to doctoral-level research. 

By the time you graduate, you’ll be able to:

  • Develop and apply knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to inclusive education and the contexts in which it takes place
  • Reflect critically on the relationships between theory and practice and explore issues in implementing educational and social principles and ideals
  • Engage with and, where appropriate, influence policy issues and professional practice in developing and sustaining inclusive education
  • Develop research and enquiry skills, including using literature; reviewing evidence; gathering, organising and evaluating data; responding to evidence and providing critical comment.

General Teaching Council for Scotland - Professional Recognition

GTCS Professional recognition quality mark (this is a graphic designed element provided by the General Teaching Council Scotland to confirm this programme has received professional recognition from 2023-2028)

The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) has accredited all the courses in our Inclusive Education programme, most recently in January 2023.

If you hold GTCS registration, you can use what you learn on this programme to reflect and self-evaluate against professional standards as required by the GTCS to gain recognition of your studies. 

Professional Recognition with the GTCS is an award that recognises the enhanced, significant, sustained and reflective enquiry you have undertaken as a teacher. It also recognises the development of your professional learning that your postgraduate study has provided.

General Teaching Council for Scotland Professional Recognition

Michelle Mackay, MSc Inclusive Education 2019

'The MSc Inclusive Education is accredited with the GTCS which means I gained GTCS professional recognition for the professional learning I completed on the course. This recognition has helped me document the record of work I have made to gain the MSc Inclusive Education. Already this has proven useful when engaging with the GTCS Professional Update process.'

Read Michelle's testimonial

Qualified status as teachers of deaf or visually impaired children

Qualified teachers who take this MSc part-time over two years may also be able to gain qualified status as a teacher of deaf or visually impaired children. This involves periods of supervised placement in more than one educational setting. 

Please note that this route is only available to students who do not require a student visa to study in the UK. This is due to visa restrictions on part-time study.

Careers Service

The University of Edinburgh's Careers Service supports all current students (and graduates for up to 2 years) to develop their potential and achieve satisfying and rewarding futures.

Join in and make use of:

  • individual appointments
  • group sessions
  • wider campus-based activity
  • online services and resources

We also deliver a diverse programme of face-to-face and online events throughout the academic year.

Suzanne Agnew

Careers Consultant, Moray House

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