This part-time course will further develop your professional knowledge, skills and understanding of teaching and learning within the context of today’s schools and other educational facilities.
On the course you will explore education theories and cutting-edge research, and discuss how these can influence your teaching and the learning of your pupils. You will also develop your own research interests and expertise, building a strong foundation for your future career prospects.
This is a flexible course, so depending on where you are in your career, the modules that you take will reflect that. This course is suitable for:
•Recent PGCE and BA Primary graduates who are Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT) in schools or at an early career stage. If you fall into this category you will study modules that are specially designed for teachers at an early career stage.
•Roehampton students who are practising teachers engaged in our successful Postgraduate Certificate programmes, such as in Special Educational Needs, Music and Art.
•Other current practising teachers.
You will leave the course with the skills to analyse your own teaching practice and to use the latest research to provide your pupils with a varied way of learning. You will be equipped to offer creative ways of accessing work, thus ensuring they have the best possible education.
The MA in Educational Practice is awarded upon the successful completion of 180 credits taught at Masters level. If you have a PGCE, subject to approval by the University, the course will allow you to transfer up to 60 credits which you already have earned towards this postgraduate course. This may shorten the length of study. If you qualified through the undergraduate route or you have QTS, you will need to take 3 additional modules or, alternatively, you can opt to study one of our Postgraduate Certificate courses to gain the 60 credits that those with a PGCE would normally have, which would also provide you with an emerging area of specialism in education.
You are usually expected to hold a good second-class honours degree (or above) from an approved university or college in the UK, or a recognised degree from abroad. Advice on recognition may be obtained from the Admissions Manager. Non-graduates with appropriate professional or other qualifications may be accepted on an individual basis by course conveners. The level of English required is ACADEMIC IELTS at 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band. See further details at http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/applying/postgraduate-entry-requirements/