This course is based on research-informed decision-making; co-coaching and mentoring; learning and teaching; evaluating published research to inform practice, and learning how to research your own organisation or teaching to improve practice. It is intended for education professionals who are actively involved in teaching, learning support and educational leadership and organisation. The course allows you to accumulate credit over time, studying at a rate that best suits you.
You will be advised on assignment themes in order to organise your studies to suit your own career development and inform improvement within your organisation. This course has named routes to meet the needs of particular groups working within education. The generic route offers a wider choice of units and the opportunity to conduct research in a diverse range of contexts.
The MA Education (Effective Learning and Teaching) focuses on the needs of those educators working directly with learners. The MA Education (Leadership and Management) caters for those working in, or aspiring to, educational leadership positions. We welcome the opportunity to work with groups in the workplace. We also offer the possibility of accrediting professional qualifications against your Masters credit to a maximum of 50 per cent of the course.
Why choose this course at Bedfordshire?
- Opportunity for professional progression in education, either in classroom practice or educational leadership
- Study part-time to fit in with existing work commitments
- Tailored course to suit individual needs
- Motivated and experienced postgraduate team
Why choose this course?
The MA Education (Special Educational Needs) aligns with the government agenda of making teaching in 21st Century Schools an M-Level profession.
The course will support flexible learning suitable to Masters Level study. You are expected to make direct and meaningful connections between the course content and your own work-based experiences and aspirations. All assessments are based around your specific needs, within the context of your educational organisation and your role within it, requiring you to draw upon evidence gathered in an educational setting. The units will accommodate your personal, academic and vocational interests and can be applied to all educational contexts.
The course is in two phases. Phase One is the completion of 120 credits of study (four 30 credit units). The final 30 credit unit in this phase for all MA Education pathways within the Postgraduate Education Studies Field at the University is Research Methods in Education. After successful completion of this you will then progress to Phase Two, the Dissertation unit of 60 credits. Therefore the final 90 credits of the award are made up of core/mandatory units. The dissertation phase is supported by a dissertation supervisor, who is knowledgeable in Special Educational Needs. This phase is designed to support you to undertake primary research to inform your practice and to provide you with the necessary skills to engage in future research and to progress to a PhD or EdD programme.