In your first year, the following modules will be covered*:
Learning, Teaching and Research (20 credits)
This module allows you to identify and investigate an aspect of your professional practice as a qualified teacher with the aim of improving that practice. By adopting a critical approach to the review of evidence and literature around Learning and Teaching, you will be encouraged to reflect on activities which bring about real and lasting improvements to practice and, therefore, to the quality of learning for our pupils.
Curriculum Development and Research (20 credits)
This module will enable you to identify and investigate an aspect of your professional practice as a qualified teacher with the aim of improving that practice. The focus for this module will normally be based around your area of specialism and how you create lessons and other opportunities for your learners to engage with the subject most effectively.
The following is a recommended module for all students on this programme, however you may choose to select from a range of alternative optional modules.
*The following is a recommended module for all students on this programme, however you may choose to select from a range of alternative optional modules.
Team work and Mentoring (20 credits)
On this module you will focus on the theory of coaching and mentoring in schools, as well as practical experience in implementation. You will use this knowledge to develop you own coaching and mentoring practice through practical experience. You will develop the ability to choose coaching and mentoring stances based on context, apply cognitive coaching skills and enhance you own reflective practices.
Dissertation (60 credits)
In your final year of study you undertake a Master’s Dissertation (60 credits) in an area related to your practice. We will provide you with the research methods training that will allow you to conduct a piece of critical research and to develop an in-depth understanding of an educational topic of personal and/or professional interest. You will receive individualised supervisory support as you undertake your dissertation