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Professional Practice (MA & MEd)

Duration: 36 months (part-time)

Overview

This ME/MEd in Professional Practice is an innovative and flexible programme which enables education practitioners, within a variety of settings, the opportunity to carry out Masters-level study which is clearly linked to developing professional practice in the classroom, your school and other relevant settings and to support you in your journey as an educator.

The programme offers academic study that is practice-focused and professionally relevant. It will provide participants with the opportunity to research and improve their own practice, by discovering new skills that can be gained from studying a range of specialist subjects to an advanced academic level. This process is supported by the study of education theory, through modules designed to provide the skills and critical understanding necessary to innovate in a rapidly evolving educational landscape.

The programme has been designed to be an integral part of the professional learning journey of practising teachers. It will focus professionally in a wide range of subjects within the field of education and related areas, allowing participants to study themed modules suited to their own development, all of which may be taken in a flexible nature as CPD modules or as a fully accredited programme.

Curriculum

Year 1 (60 credits)

Compulsory Modules

  • Participants must complete the following two 30 credit modules:
  • Teaching, learning and Assessment (30 credits)
  • Curriculum Theory and development (30 credits)

Year 2 (60 credits)

Compulsory Modules

  • Researching Practice (30 credits)
  • Developing Practice for Early Career Teachers (30 credits)*

*Compulsory for Newly Qualified and Recently Qualified Teachers only

Optional Modules

  • Coaching, Mentoring and Training in Education (30 credits)
  • Aspiring Subject Leaders (30 credits)
  • Education Leadership and Management I: Perspectives on Leadership (30 credits)
  • Disability and Professional Practice (30 credits)

Year 3 (60 credits)

For those following the MEd in Professional Practice Route participants will need to complete 60 credits of learning, choosing from any of the following module blocks that have not already been taken (or two x 30 Credit Modules not yet taken from Year 2):

Optional Modules

  • Developmental Psychology (60 credits)
  • Disability Studies (60 credits)
  • Disciplines of Education (60 credits)
  • Leadership and Management (60 credits)*

*Please note this is barred to students who took Module I of this in Year 2

  • Special Educational Needs (60 credits)
  • Religious Education (60 credits)
  • International (60 credits)

For those following the MA route in Professional Practice participants will complete the Research Phase which consists of:

  • Research Phase
  • Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (45 credits)

Please note: Qualifications not including a dissertation cannot be accepted for PhD / EdD study at Hope.

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline.

Please note that a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB) is required for students where they are required to visit settings other than their own.

Please note that in certain circumstances the University also permits study that students have already carried out at Postgraduate level to be taken into account. Through this approved process (APL) students have the potential to transfer credits to this programme from another.  A maximum of 60 credits will be approved and you must meet the assessment criteria.  Each application will be treated on an individual basis and only credits with appropriately aligned learning outcomes will be transferrable.  Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) - students can apply for APL and in the first instance must discuss the matter with the Admissions Office who will provide advice regarding the University's APL procedures and ensure you are directed towards the relevant subject assessor.  You will be provided with an application form to complete.

Teaching & Research

You will be able to structure your award to enhance your personal interests, career specific opportunities and potential for promotion to senior management and leadership. It will enable you to evaluate children's learning through research and postgraduate study. For teachers, this course will enhance opportunities to move beyond the threshold and become an 'excellent teacher'.

Students completing the MA will also be well placed to go on to a doctorate (EdD or PhD) at Liverpool Hope.

Overview

This ME/MEd in Professional Practice is an innovative and flexible programme which enables education practitioners, within a variety of settings, the opportunity to carry out Masters-level study which is clearly linked to developing professional practice in the classroom, your school and other relevant settings and to support you in your journey as an educator.

The programme offers academic study that is practice-focused and professionally relevant. It will provide participants with the opportunity to research and improve their own practice, by discovering new skills that can be gained from studying a range of specialist subjects to an advanced academic level. This process is supported by the study of education theory, through modules designed to provide the skills and critical understanding necessary to innovate in a rapidly evolving educational landscape.

The programme has been designed to be an integral part of the professional learning journey of practising teachers. It will focus professionally in a wide range of subjects within the field of education and related areas, allowing participants to study themed modules suited to their own development, all of which may be taken in a flexible nature as CPD modules or as a fully accredited programme.

Curriculum

Year 1 (60 credits)

Compulsory Modules

  • Participants must complete the following two 30 credit modules:
  • Teaching, learning and Assessment (30 credits)
  • Curriculum Theory and development (30 credits)

Year 2 (60 credits)

Compulsory Modules

  • Researching Practice (30 credits)
  • Developing Practice for Early Career Teachers (30 credits)*

*Compulsory for Newly Qualified and Recently Qualified Teachers only

Optional Modules

  • Coaching, Mentoring and Training in Education (30 credits)
  • Aspiring Subject Leaders (30 credits)
  • Education Leadership and Management I: Perspectives on Leadership (30 credits)
  • Disability and Professional Practice (30 credits)

Year 3 (60 credits)

For those following the MEd in Professional Practice Route participants will need to complete 60 credits of learning, choosing from any of the following module blocks that have not already been taken (or two x 30 Credit Modules not yet taken from Year 2):

Optional Modules

  • Developmental Psychology (60 credits)
  • Disability Studies (60 credits)
  • Disciplines of Education (60 credits)
  • Leadership and Management (60 credits)*

*Please note this is barred to students who took Module I of this in Year 2

  • Special Educational Needs (60 credits)
  • Religious Education (60 credits)
  • International (60 credits)

For those following the MA route in Professional Practice participants will complete the Research Phase which consists of:

  • Research Phase
  • Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (45 credits)

Please note: Qualifications not including a dissertation cannot be accepted for PhD / EdD study at Hope.

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline.

Please note that a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB) is required for students where they are required to visit settings other than their own.

Please note that in certain circumstances the University also permits study that students have already carried out at Postgraduate level to be taken into account. Through this approved process (APL) students have the potential to transfer credits to this programme from another.  A maximum of 60 credits will be approved and you must meet the assessment criteria.  Each application will be treated on an individual basis and only credits with appropriately aligned learning outcomes will be transferrable.  Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) - students can apply for APL and in the first instance must discuss the matter with the Admissions Office who will provide advice regarding the University's APL procedures and ensure you are directed towards the relevant subject assessor.  You will be provided with an application form to complete.

Teaching & Research

You will be able to structure your award to enhance your personal interests, career specific opportunities and potential for promotion to senior management and leadership. It will enable you to evaluate children's learning through research and postgraduate study. For teachers, this course will enhance opportunities to move beyond the threshold and become an 'excellent teacher'.

Students completing the MA will also be well placed to go on to a doctorate (EdD or PhD) at Liverpool Hope.

Course Contact Details

Contact details:

Names/Office: Claire Lloyd

T: 0151 291 3639

E: lloydc@hope.ac.uk