The MA Education is designed to extend your critical understanding of education in its broadest sense. You have the opportunity to apply conceptual issues related to contemporary debates in education, comparative understandings of education and innovative practice to your own interests and tailor the course to meet your requirements. All students follow the same modules but over a different time scale.
This course offers you flexible professional and personal development opportunities. It is ideal if you are a teacher, either experienced or recently qualified, or another educational practitioner working in • an educational setting • a role supporting some aspect of learning • an education care role. However, we also welcome students with an interest in education; there is not a requirement for professional experience. Many students progress to our masters course from undergraduate courses in a related discipline or have a specific interest in education that they would like to pursue.
The course is practice-oriented insofar as coursework relates to practices related to your specific field of educational interest. You develop a reflective and critical approach to issues arising from your knowledge or experiences of educational practice. You draw on your professional or personal experience and link this to research, policy and new approaches to develop your knowledge base and critical evaluation skills. Through this learning you are able to develop and influence practice in your current and/or future context.
The course helps you to develop your • professional knowledge and understanding of practice in your context • evaluation and research skills • academic skills • employability skills that link closely to your education specialism and career aims •understanding of contemporary debates in education.
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Assessment is by 100% coursework and includes:
This course opens up various employment opportunities for you.
The changing education context means there are more roles for graduates who are able to
The skills you gain on this course are relevant to your personal development and career progression in a range of roles in education in both formal and non-formal settings.
The MA TESOL is studied full-time at our Sheffield campus. Whether you are in the early stages of your language teaching career or an experienced language teacher, you study as part of the TESOL Centre's community of expert teachers, teacher trainers, and language learners. You work with specialist advisers for your assignments and boost your use of language in English language classes.
During your time in the UK, you
While in Sheffield, you experience a wide range of teaching activities: interactive workshops, guided observations, collaborative lesson planning, teaching with classmates, individual tutorials, discussion forums, video lectures, guided reading, and participation in lectures.
You can also attend English for Academic Purposes sessions, delivered in our British Council-accredited TESOL Centre throughout the course. You will experience current approaches to language teaching while learning the skills needed to succeed on the course in your dedicated MA TESOL group.
Your employability as an English language professional is key to the thinking behind the course, which has been designed in dialogue with international English language teaching professional competencies frameworks.
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The British Council estimate that by 2020 there will be 1.9 billion people learning English. They all profit from good language teaching programmes. Our graduates are working as language professionals and academic managers in a variety of UK and international educational settings, including global universities, private language centres, international language schools, colleges, primary and high schools.
Many take up senior roles include teacher educators, teacher managers, materials writers, test developers and language school directors. Some travel the world, others return to their home education system with an international education and impressive language and research skills.
Recent graduates are working in the UK, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Libya, Pakistan, Spain and Italy.