The MA in Pedagogy is designed for anyone who is involved in teaching and learning. There is a choice of modes of delivery to meet the needs of practitioners in all locations and phases of schooling: face to face, blended (combining elements of intensive face-to-face learning on study days with online learning) or an online programme.
This MA offers teachers and other education professionals - including teaching assistants, mentors and librarians - a choice of pathways related to their practice at all stages in their careers. The programme supports their learning and develops their ability to reflect critically on classroom practice.
The focus throughout the course is on developing pedagogical understanding as reflective practitioners. This degree will give students a wider understanding of key issues in the field of education in which their practice is located.
Throughout, students will develop a critical understanding of research methodology as they plan and conduct a small-scale enquiry into an issue of their choice. This will enable the student to further their own understanding of their practice whilst also having the opportunity to contribute to the wider contexts in which they work.
As they generate new knowledge, students will contribute to pedagogical theory and practice.
Why St Mary's?
Building on our long tradition of excellent practice in teacher education, St Mary's provides a flexible approach to this professional Master’s degree.
In addition to being delivered at the university and as a distance programme, it is also taught in school-centres in partnership with individual schools and groups of schools, offering the opportunity for busy professionals to study in small groups in their own context. The timing of taught sessions and tutorials can be arranged to meet the needs of the students.
The programme offers six distinctive pathways: English, Mathematics, Religious Education, Science, Dyslexia and SEND.