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Education - Professional Development - MA (Masters in Education)


Course Description

The ideal course for those who want to develop their professional expertise in education, our MA Education course centres on your own needs, research interests and work-based contexts. You can study on a full- (one year) or part-time basis (three years).

With a blend of one-to-one learning, distance learning and attendance at our Saturday practitioner days, you’ll be able to design and develop your own assessments throughout the course. Following completion of this course and with enhanced subject-specialist knowledge, you’ll be ideally placed to inform change in your practice settings.

This course provides a flexible approach to your studies, with learning being informed by your work setting and specific subject interests. You will be given the chance to identify your own research interests to shape your modules and assessments. This course provides a vital route to career progression and enhanced professional practice.

Modules

-Independent Study
-Professional Practice Portfolio
-Research Design
-Dissertation
-Leadership and Governance of Church Schools
-Developing Co-operative Learning Approaches to Teaching and Learning
-Values-Based Education
-NQT Career Development Portfolio
-Managing Inclusion in the Classroom
-Leadership in Learning and Education Contexts
-Becoming a Reflective Practitioner

Career Opportunities

In general terms, a Masters’ degree can enable career progression in a highly competitive market place and promote career mobility. Career opportunities will vary according to students’ fields of work, but holders of a Masters’ degree can expect to demonstrate highly flexible and transferable skills such as high levels of initiative, leadership of learning and mastery of a subject area.

More Information

It is worth researching on-line to see if there are Independent Trusts or Foundations who may be able to offer bursaries in your subject or make a fee contribution. Publications such as The Grants Register and The Directory of Grant-Making Trusts provide information on possible sources of funding. On-line databases also include Scholarship Research and Postgraduate Scholarships.

Visit the Education - Professional Development - MA (Masters in Education) page on the Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John) website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants will need a first degree, however admission on the grounds of experience is considered for highly experienced applicants. Accreditation of prior, certificated learning can be given for a maximum of 90 credits for relevant Masters' study undertaken within the 5 years prior to enrolment. All applicants will be asked to complete a Professional Development Plan on entry of the course to determine their choice of modules and pattern of study. Fees can be paid in instalments and discounted fees may be possible for alumni and/or approved partners.

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