This masters degree will:

  • support teachers through sustained continuing professional development
  • enable you to shape and evaluate your knowledge and practice
  • engage with new developments in teaching, and make innovative use of new technologies
  • examine current issues and debates on teaching and learning
  • deepen your subject knowledge and pedagogy
  • give you a critical understanding of education research
  • help you to analyse and reflect on your role in education
  • develop your communication skills through discussions and different forms of writing.
Features

This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • advance your teaching skills, and receive credit for successful practice
  • reflect on personal and professional learning and respond positively to change
  • engage in structured conversations with your peers about teaching and learning
  • learn how to design and carry out practice-based research
  • acquire knowledge and understanding for successful subject leadership
  • contribute actively to the MTeach professional learning network
  • transfer credits from other awardbearing work undertaken at M level – for example, credits from IOE PGCE or NQT courses.
Who is this programme for?

Teachers in all sectors of education (qualified and non-qualified) who are interested in their own learning for the benefit of their students. There are different pathways through the programme, depending on your experience and the context in which you work.

Entry requirements

A good first degree and strong references from appropriate referees. You should be teaching in the UK for the duration of the programme. Before we offer you a place, you will need to attend a group interview and submit a piece of reflective writing or, if you are an IOE PGCE graduate, provide a satisfactory reference from your PGCE tutor.

Core topics
  • Leading learning
  • Professional learning
  • English, media and drama studies
  • Research and professional practice
  • Understanding teaching.
How are you assessed?

By coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words (including professional development portfolios, presentations, a research proposal and critique of a research article, a critical evaluation of teaching materials and approaches, a close analysis of classroom practice, and a reflective journal), and a 10,000-word report or a 20,000-word dissertation.

Attendance

Mixed mode, including online learning and occasional evening and Saturday face-to-face sessions.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • teachers from the early years to adult education
  • middle leaders and senior leaders
  • local authority advisers.
More information

Applicants usually:

  • have a good honours degree or equivalent
  • have successfully completed initial teacher training and/or gained Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • are teaching (full-time or part-time) in the UK for the duration of the programme
  • have strong references from appropriate referees.

If you are a teacher and you do not have a formal teaching qualification, but are still interested in applying for the MTeach, please email the MTeach Programme Team mteach@ioe.ac.uk. You enter the programme after a successful group interview and the submission of a piece of reflective writing. Additionally, for further clarification please see the fee structure for this programme.

Special fee rates are available to school-based cohorts. Please email the MTeach Programme Team mteach@ioe.ac.uk to discuss these.

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Core modules
  • Research and Professional Practice
  • Understanding Teaching
Recommended modules
  • Developing Understanding In English, Media, Drama Studies
  • Leading Learning
  • Professional Development Portfolio 2
  • Teaching For Independent Student Inquiry (ISI)
MA Award
April, October Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
2 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

A good first degree and strong references from appropriate referees. You should be teaching in the UK for the duration of the programme. Before we offer you a place, you will need to attend a group interview and submit a piece of reflective writing or, if you are an IOE PGCE graduate, provide a satisfactory reference from your PGCE tutor.

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