Whether you work in a school, hospital, for a local authority or in another field where teaching is part of your role, this course will significantly develop your knowledge of current research, policy and practice in education.
You will examine the influences that have shaped modern education, from the philosophy behind teaching methods to government policies that direct educational practice across a variety of settings, both inside and outside the classroom. We will give you a strong grounding in these areas, allowing you to gain a greater understanding of how people learn and how to teach and assess effectively.
You will relate your learning to your own experiences and you will be able to tailor the course to your career needs and interests by selecting from a range of option modules. You can choose to specialise in one of four themes: inclusion; leadership and management; education for social change; and policy, practice and education.
Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree, a professional or vocational qualification in Education equivalent to level 6 study, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional.
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
At Leeds Beckett we are passionate about education and the expertise of our course team reflects our commitment to providing you with the tools to make improvements in your work environment.
The expertise of our teaching team is broad and covers many aspects of education from educational philosophy to child development and language acquisition to special needs. Our team also includes experts in professional and cultural identity in education, leadership and management in education and many other areas.
You will be studying alongside students from a range of different backgrounds and educational environments giving you the opportunity to share your experiences and learn from each other's teaching methods.
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Last updated October 23, 2017