The overall aim of this programme is to produce educators capable of operating at the highest levels within the educational arena, with the ability to integrate theory with practice and apply intellectual and academic rigour, informed by current educational research, to their professional context.
These awards have been developed after extensive consultation with employers, teachers, education professionals and students. The programme team aims to play a key role in supporting the continuing professional development of teachers, youth and community workers and education professionals.
The key benefits of studying this programme include:
Contains 4 taught modules, each carrying 30 credits at Level 7. Each module is assessed by coursework assignments equivalent to 6000 words. Each pathway has certain compulsory modules, and there might also be a range of optional modules available, subject to viable numbers.
You will complete a dissertation of approximately 12,000 words.
Accredited modules and short courses include*:
Curriculum Development (Successful Futures)
Curriculum Purposes and Principles for Science and Technology Teaching
Effective Educational Leadership
Analysing Educational Data
Educating the More Able Learner
Mentoring and Coaching Principles and Policies in Action
Learning and Teaching Pedagogy
Education: Purpose and Values
Education and Equity
Exploring the Social and Emotional Development of Learners (3-18)
Philosophy for Children
Facilitating Critical Thinking and Enquiry
Community of Enquiry: Philosophy and Pedagogy
Managing Community Practice
Principles of Community Development and Youth Work
Facilitating Critical Professional
Effective and Ethical Governance: Principles and Practice
Governance and Leadership in Public and Third Sector Contexts
Governance and Leadership in Education
Additional Learning Needs and Inclusion: Underpinning Principles
Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Classroom
Specific Learning Difficulties
Leading for Additional Learning Needs
English as an Additional Language
Mentoring and Engaging Young People
The programme will be delivered through a variety of models of delivery with a focus on active learning and group interaction and participation. Typical models of delivery include:
- Seminar groups
- Small group discussions
- Individual and small group activities
- Directed reading
- Peer mentoring and networking
- Web-based research
- Reflective wiki areas
- Online asynchronous discussions
Students will be given opportunities to share their thoughts and work in progress with others and receive constructive feedback from tutors and fellow students. Students will also be encouraged to form learning sets of those interested in similar areas of research in an initial step towards the formation of communities of practice.
As students at Cardiff Metropolitan University, you will each have a named personal tutor who should usually be an academic member of staff from your programme of study.
You will have scheduled meetings with your personal tutor throughout the academic year – at least once per term for full-time students – to address matters including academic progress, career/professional issues, and any personal issues which may be affecting your progress.
Assessment is by coursework assignments equivalent to 6,000 words per thirty credit module throughout the taught element of the programme. The assessments take a variety of forms including written reports of research, posters, discussion postings, reflective wikis, seminar presentations and journal style articles.
Students will be given opportunities in each module to ask questions about their assessments in order to clarify what is required of them.
Graduates from the programme have gone on to promotion in the education sector, including school and community management and leadership, curriculum leadership, positions within advisory services, lecturing and research posts in higher education, and work with government education departments across the world.
Find information on Scholarships here https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships
Find out how to apply here https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply
Visit the Education (and pathways) (MA/PgD/PgC) page on the Cardiff Metropolitan University website for more details!