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Masters degrees in Adult Education Studies examine processes for improving lifelong learning and opportunities for people returning to education as mature students. This includes investigation of policy and governance, curriculum standards, and group learning procedures.
Courses range from taught MA and MEd (Master of Education) degrees, to research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Education or Business Studies.
Courses in this field equip you with the knowledge and ability to improve professional practise in the lifelong learning sector, across a range of institutions and corporations. Opportunities are available for you to specialise in areas such as special needs education, community development and educational leadership.
You may examine the historical backgrounds of the sector and learn how these have shaped current initiatives in the development of educative techniques for adult learners. Consideration is also given to funding and legislation, and economics of the sector - particularly regarding public and private institutions and corporations.
Careers are highly varied. They may include charity work with local communities, social work, roles within public policy and positions in local government, or even adult teaching.
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If you are about to start teaching in a College in Scotland you may need a teaching qualification alongside your specialist degree and experience in order to teach at further education or higher education level. Read more
Are you interested in teaching or training young people and adults? This teacher training course is for graduates who want to teach a wide range of learners aged 16+ in further education colleges, sixth form colleges, training organisations, prisons, public services or voluntary and adult community organisations. . Read more
The MEd in Adult and Community Education is particularly suited to those who are seeking ways of understanding the connections between theoretical frameworks and the assumptions that underpin their work practices. Read more
There is a national shortage of mathematics and numeracy tutors. If you have a bachelor’s degree along with a talent for maths and the desire to help people overcome their fear of numbers, this qualification opens the door to teaching up to Level 2/GCSE mathematics and numeracy to learners aged 14 and over. Read more
There’s a national shortage of mathematics and numeracy tutors. Read more
Large numbers of people need help to improve their English language, literacy and employability skills. If you have a bachelor’s degree along with English skills at Level 3 and a passion for communication, this nationally-recognised qualification opens the door to teaching and assessing learners aged 14 and over. Read more
Large numbers of people need help to improve their English language, literacy and employability skills. Read more
Do you wish to support learners with additional needs and help them achieve their potential? If you have a bachelor’s degree, this Master’s level qualification aims to build on your personal strengths and interests to help you become an effective and creative teacher of people aged 14 and over who have additional needs. Read more
UBC, in cooperation with collaborating universities in South Africa (University of the Western Cape), Sweden (Linköping University), and Australia (Australian Catholic University), offers an innovative online, coursework-only, professional graduate program in Adult Learning and Global Change. Read more
This Master’s course focuses on Skills for Life education, emphasising policy, practice and theoretical approaches in literacy/ESOL or numeracy/mathematics. Read more
The Adult Learning and Education (ALE) program is the oldest graduate adult education program in Canada with historical roots in traditions of social welfare, community development and extension education. Read more
The MA in Education. Leading Innovation and Change course aims to develop evidence-based innovative educational practice. The well-established and popular MA in Education. Read more