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MA/PgDip/PgCert Education

Course Description

The MA Education is designed so that you may enter with or without qualified teacher status and also study full or part-time. 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.

The course is practice-oriented so your work is focused on your workplace or community setting. You develop a reflective and critical approach to issues arising from your practice. You draw on your professional 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.
-Enquiry and practitioner research skills.
-Academic skills.
-Employability skills that link closely to your education specialism and career aims.

You can focus your studies on:
-Any age phase of education – early years, primary, secondary, post 16, higher education.
-Professions allied to education such as learning mentor, arts education officer or those responsible for professional development.

You develop knowledge and skills in
-Building a knowledge base to enable critique of policy and practice.
-Professional work-based learning.
-Professional reflection.
-Practitioner enquiry.
-Developing practice and innovation.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/mapgdippgcert-education

Course structure

Full time – 1 year.
Part time – typically 1 year to certificate, 2 years to diploma and 3 years to masters.
Starts September.

Core modules
-Curriculum design and innovation
-Comparative studies of professional practice
-Contemporary issues
-Reflecting on professional practice
-Educational enquiry

Assessment: assessment is by 100% coursework and includes presentations, reflective accounts, individual and group activities, essays, research reports.

Other admission requirements

Accreditation of Prior Credit and Learning (APCL)
-If you have existing masters level credit from previous postgraduate study, you may be eligible for exemption from some elements of the early stages of this course. In order to be considered for possible exemptions which, if approved, would also reduce your overall course fee, you would need to provide a full transcript of your postgraduate credits with your application form by the end of July.

Visit the MA/PgDip/PgCert Education page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally a BA (Honours) degree or equivalent. We take account of your degree classification and may ask to see an example of academic writing. You normally need to be employed in a professional role relevant to your study. If English is not your first language, you need an IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills. We may undertake a face-to-face or telephone interview to ensure your spoken language skills meet the requirements for working with learners in an educational setting or context. See course description for further admission details.

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