The School of Inclusive and Special Education is the first such school in an Irish university. It draws on the rich traditions in the field of St Patrick’s College and the Church of Ireland College of Education. It has a critical mass of expertise in areas of inclusive education and special education and is committed to supporting the rights of all children and young people to an appropriate education and to learning for all. It has a strong research focus with staff and students creating a vibrant community of inquiry.
The School offers a full suite of post graduate programmes from Certificate to Doctoral level in face to face, blended and online formats. In addition, staff contribute throughout the Institute to initial teacher education and to other postgraduate programmes.