This programme is specifically designed to enable primarily teachers and teaching assistants to develop their own professional practice.
Emphasis is placed on the advancement of professional practice by offering the opportunity to accredit the development of work based projects, whilst extending knowledge of the underpinning educational theory.
Students are able to expand upon their existing subject specific knowledge with individual tutor support. Additionally there is an opportunity to explore and challenge current educational policy by creating a lively discussion forum.
Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) 60 credits
2 modules will be chosen from a suite which includes:
* Advanced Pedagogical Practice in Subject Related Disciplines
* Contemporary Issues in Education
* Curriculum Issues in the Early Years
* The Nature of Teaching and Learning : Assessment
plus one other module from the suite of modules
Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) 60 credits
* 1 further module from the above suite and 1 module which explores Research Methods
Masters (MA) 60 credits
A dissertation that is guided study based on individual research within the chosen field
Teaching and Assessment
A variety of options are available for study, many modules being available on line. Whilst some modules will continue to be offered face-to-face, others will be by Saturday workshops, support sessions within cluster groups or by directed study.
Assessment is either by written assignment, presentation, thesis or evidence of personal research within the chosen area of study.
There are no specific placements associated with this programme although many students are practising teachers and there is an opportunity to develop professional practice within their work base.
A higher degree will be valuable when applying for promotion within the teaching profession and related fields.
The programme is ideally suited to all teachers and other professionals in fields closely related to education. The new, flexible approach to teaching and learning makes this particularly suitable for those already in employment.
If you have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) funding is available from the Training and Development Agency for Schools Training and Development Agency
Normally 3 years part-time but completion in 2 years is possible.
1 year full-time may also be available.