MA Education (recruiting for 2024)
About This Course
This programme is designed to broaden your knowledge of education and deepen your understanding of pedagogy. MA Education is designed for those who are already in practice in an educational setting. This may be as a teaching practitioner, programme leader, manager or in a more organisational role, including voluntary roles. It is intended to support professional and personal development and prepare graduates for new roles with greater responsibility, or support them in new teaching areas (such as HE), or lead to improved teaching and learning skills and thus have an impact on their own learners. The course is based on principles of reflective practice, critical analysis and contextualised research, and is designed to develop deeper cognitive skills which will enhance professional practice at individual and organisational levels within any education sector.
The MA Education programme delivered by TEC Partnership has been designed with educators and teachers from the ground up. Our unique approach within the local area to a part time Masters programme is designed to guide you through a learning journey which prepares you with the skills that a Masters graduate needs to succeed in the next stage of their educational career. The programme is designed for blended delivery, with face-to-face delivery on weekends and additional online support during the week, allowing professionals to study while working in the education sector. The MA Education supports the development of professionals regardless of which part of the education sector that you are currently working in, as the modules draw out your professional experiences and encourage you to critically reflect on the learning you have already undertaken in the workplace, while blending this with the academic theory that a student needs to succeed at level 7 and beyond.
This programme allows teachers and those working to support education to explore their profession, its history and its future by understanding the policy and the theoretical debates which continuously shape it. A combination of practice and applied theory will allow the students to explore their own practice and structures to become change agents within their own specialisms. Designed so that students can adopt a practical or a theoretical route throughout the programme allowing practical application or theoretical exploration of all parts of the educational system.
The programme delivery will be a combination of study weekends and follow up support via VLE and communication online. Students will be supported using latest Digital Technology to ensure the delivery is inclusive of everyone’s needs.
The programme aims to:
-Provide opportunity to explore education and educational environments to make improvement in provision and understanding.
-Allow practitioners to explore their educational settings in detail considering impact and consequences of change
-Provide local part time study at level 7 focused on improving the lives of those we teach or support
-Provide graduates with the ability to think critically, building arguments using evidence to solve complex problems and explain their process and outcomes to others.
The total tuition fees for this course are £8100, which are charged as £4050 per year on the two year course and £2700 oer year on the three year course. Support is available for these fees via the Postgraduate Loan provided by the Student Loans Company.Full Course Specification
One of the following entry criteria must be met:
A Bachelor's degree with honours at (2:2 or above) in Education or a related subject area
A Bachelor's degree with honours in any subject (2:2 or above) and significant work experience in the education sector
A Bachelor's degree with honours (3rd Class or above) in any subject and a PGCE (Post or Professional Graduate)
You should also have appropriate skills in English, Maths and ICT to a minimum of Level 2 demonstrated by previous study at Levels 5 to 6 and relevant current practice in an educational setting – also possible APEL for holders of Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Level 7).
180 credits consisting of the following:
20 credits Advanced Research Methods
20 credits Reading and Understanding Educational Theory
20 credits Implementing Education Policy
60 credits Dissertation
30 credits Leadership and Delivering Change
30 credits Curriculum Critique and Approaches
30 credits Advanced Theory and Educational Research
30 credits Education Technology Implementation
30 credits Mentoring and Coaching in Education
The assessments for this course will be through strategies which allow students to link their learning to their professional settings and practice and to develop action research approaches to improving teaching and learning. There will be full consideration of ethical issues arising in relation to this approach and these will be formally recorded and monitored. The methods will include written assignments, case studies, research projects and portfolios. The course will model good practice in inclusion and addressing diversity by embedding different approaches to assessment across the modules. This will enable students to demonstrate learning in a variety of ways and to develop communication skills through writing, building portfolios, giving presentations and using electronic media.
A student who successfully completes the MA Education course at the University Centre Grimsby, will find there are opportunities for Doctoral level study at local Universities in the region should they wish to continue their studies.