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Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL) (MA)

Course Description

About the course

What we offer:
- For each module, one day attendance at the University
- Individual support with school-based enquiry
- Training for a school based coach to support students on the programme
- On-line and face-to-face academic tutorial support
- Full access to the University’s Learning Resource Centre and virtual learning environment

The MTL covers four core content areas:
- Teaching and learning
- Subject knowledge
- How children and young people develop, and
- Leadership and management

See the website http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/ma-teaching-and-learning

Why choose this course?

The MTL has been developed to help teachers improve their practice by applying evidence and insight to their teaching.

The programme is school-based and the focus is on the personal professional development of teachers. The MTL will help to stimulate and embed a culture of lifelong learning and peer support within schools, maximising the potential of both staff and pupils.

The programme provides high quality professional development opportunities for both participants and school-based coaches.


Case study:
School A, a large secondary school, has had three teachers working towards the MTL and the impact on their own development and that of the school has been impressive.

The school has been keen to develop a culture of enquiry so the teachers have used their assignments to drive enquiry based school improvement across the school. Areas for focus have included Assessment for Learning, inclusion and active learning.

The Headteacher has recognised the impact that this approach had had on the individual teachers and on the school as a whole. The students have led staff meetings, working collaboratively to implement change and influence policy and practice. The key advantage has been having a group of teachers from different departments working together in a way that has not been possible before.

The teachers themselves enjoy the fact the programme is personalised and school-based, so they can see immediate impact of their studies as it relates directly to their day-to-day professional role. They are supported by a University tutor and a school-based coach. This allows them the flexibility needed to successfully study for a Master's while working full-time.

Teaching methods

This personalised, school-based Master's programme provides a unique opportunity for individuals and groups of teachers to enquire into their own practice whilst addressing school improvement priorities.

Find out how to apply here http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/ma-teaching-and-learning#how-to-apply

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.herts.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate

Visit the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL) (MA) page on the University of Hertfordshire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Participants would need to have a first degree for acceptance onto the programme, or equivalent qualifications and/or experience. You also need to demonstrate appropriate competency in reading and writing for Masters study, and should have GCSE English language grade C or above, or equivalent.

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