I currently work in special needs and want to further my career but I don't want to go into management as I don't want to be out of the classroom. I am thinking about doing a masters in special educational needs so that in the future I could possibly run training for other teachers or school or move towards educational research. Can I ask my school to fund the course? I think it would be of benefit to the school in that I could pass on my knowledge through staff training. If not, is there another way to get funding for further study?