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MA Professional Learning and Guidance

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements Applications are welcome from anyone who holds an honours degree. A recognised teaching qualification is desirable but not essential.
  • Academic Title
    MA Professional Learning and Guidance
  • Course description
    This programme is for anyone within the teaching profession who wishes to develop their professional skills at supporting learners and who wishes to enhance their career prospects within a learning environment.

    It will include a consideration of issues relating to assessment for learning and will be of particular interest to those who are either in, or considering a mentoring role.

    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.

    Course Content

    Stage 1
    Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) 60 credits
    2 modules will be chosen from a suite which includes:

        * Mentoring and Coaching
        * Professional Review and Appraisal
        * Effective Curricular Change in Education and Training
        * Leading Organisations Effectiveness in Education and Training

    plus one other module from the suite

    Stage 2
    Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) 60 credits

        * 1 further module from the above suite and 1 module which explores Research Methods

    Stage 3
    Masters (MA) 60 credits

        * A dissertation that is a 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.

    Work Experience

    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.

    Career Opportunities

    A higher degree will be valuable when applying for promotion within the teaching profession and related fields.

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