Co-Teaching for Students with SEN, Post Primary

General Post-Primary Courses
Date Venue
1st October 2019 Tralee Education Centre
9th October 2019 Donegal Education Centre
16th October 2019 Limerick Education Centre
23rd October 2019 Dublin West Education Centre
22nd November 2019 Navan Education Centre
28th November 2019 Carrick on Shannon Education Centre
5th February 2020 Blackrock Education Centre
10th February 2020 Kilkenny Education Centre
25th February 2020 Laois Education Centre
Registration : 8.45 AM
Seminar begins : 9.15 AM
Seminar concludes : 3.30 PM

Course Description

The NCSE Support Service is presenting a one day seminar which will provide professional development in Co-Teaching for Special Education Teachers in mainstream Post Primary Schools.


Anticipated Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Understand the theory of and rationale for co-teaching

  • Examine configurations of co-teaching

  • Explore the impact of co-teaching on schools, teachers and students

  • Acquire the knowledge and skills to plan, deliver and evaluate co-teaching at a whole-school, subject department and classroom level


Course Overview / Content

  • Defining co-teaching

  • Irish and international context and the justification of and rationale for co-teaching

  • Models of co-teaching

  • Benefits of co-teaching for students

  • The impact of co-teaching in schools at individual and institutional level

  • Exemplars of practice

  • Evaluation and planning tools for the implementation of co-teaching

  • Workshop on identifying configurations of co-teaching to meet student need

  • Devising a plan for action for participants


Information for Applicants

The course is open to

  • Teachers working with students with a special education need
  • Full-time Special Education Teachers who are currently working with student(s) with a special education need
  • Participants will require permission from the Board of Management to attend. Typically, substitution for this seminar will only be allowed to classroom teachers with primary responsibility for students with a special educational need and if it is deemed absolutely essential by the Principal
  • Typically substitution will only be allocated to non - substitute teachers
  • Payment is not available to teachers in a substitute capacity


Refreshments and lunch will be provided.