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1 MA Education

2 MA Education Which programme is right for you?  Full time  Part time (on campus)  Part time (delivered to a group in their workplace)  Specialist pathway (part time)

3  Value for money fees compared with other providers  Range of module choices and specialist pathway awards  Step off awards so your learning is acknowledged  Flexible entrance requirements that take account of previous experience and learning Why study for an MA Education?

4  Practical research elements are based on your own professional practice – so the course is relevant to your individual career progression.  We are a learning community - we research what we practice and practice what we research. Why study for an MA Education?

5  Share your experience with other professionals, to broaden your professional development in education and understanding of prominent issues. Why study for an MA Education?

6  Tailor the course to your interests by selecting from the modules to achieve a full MA Education or one of nine specialist pathway awards. You will personalise your learning by choosing from a range of modules according to the schedule of delivery. Why study for an MA Education?

7  Our teaching team are friendly and approachable with specialist knowledge, which they pass on to you. You can be sure that you'll be up to date with the latest theory and practice. Why study for an MA Education?

8  This course can enhance your progress in your educational career. Many of our graduates found the course was the catalyst that encouraged them to apply for new posts. Why study for an MA Education?

9  Start date: September or January  Course length: Full time: one academic year  Campus: Kedleston Road site, Derby Campus  Department: Post Graduate and Initial Teacher Education  Fees:£4,500 MA Education full time:

10  Studying full time enables you to concentrate fully on your masters. You'll gain a postgraduate qualification quickly, without compromising on quality. Enhances your CV and career prospects. Why study full time?

11  Explore education in its fullest sense - from its pivotal role in society to the theories, policies and practices which influence, change and enhance it. Why study full time?

12 Full time modules include: Core  Studying at Masters Level (20 Credits)  Evidence Based Practice (20 Credits)  Independent Study (60 Credits) Options  Comparative Education (20 Credits)  Applying Educational Thinkers and Theorists in Practice (20 Credits)  Curriculum Challenges (20 Credits)  Learning Theories in Action (20 Credits) Pathway modules - may also be taken as optional modules

13  Start date: September or January  Course length: Part time: two to three years.  Campus: Kedleston Road site, Derby Campus  Department: Post Graduate and Initial Teacher Education  Fees*: £500 per 20 credit module £4,500 for the full 180 credit MA Education Award *Current fees for 2013-14 MA Education part time: On Campus

14  Studying for a qualification that helps you to combine your practice with current an emerging theory over a period of time. Offers more time to fund your study and reflect on your learning. You'll gain a postgraduate qualification quickly, without compromising on quality. Enhances your CV and career prospects. Why study part time?

15 Nine part time specialist pathway routes available:  MA Education: Career Learning  MA Education: Community Learning  MA Education: Early Years  MA Education: Emotional Education  MA Education: English for Speakers of Other Languages  MA Education: Leadership and Management  MA Education: Leadership Coaching and Mentoring  MA Education: Lifelong Learning  MA Education: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

16  Start date: Flexible -to be agreed  Course length: Part time: choice of single or multiple modules up to the whole three year programme studying 180 credits  Delivery scheduleFlexible – to be agreed  Off campus: A group of up to 20 colleagues from one or several institutions studying an agreed programme of study at their workplace.  Department: Post Graduate and Initial Teacher Education  Fees: £5,500 per 20 credit module for a group of around 20 to study £49,500 for 20 staff to achieve a full 180 credit MA Education MA Education part time: Off Campus (in the workplace)

17 Do I have the entrance requirements?  If you have an undergraduate degree you have direct entry, however, a typical student would be difficult to define.  We consider a wide range of qualifications, many of these have degree equivalence, and provide direct entry.  If you have been teaching for some time and have a range of experience, this may also qualify for degree equivalence. Details of your qualifications and experience must be dealt with on application to ensure your programme of study progresses smoothly k/education

18 If you already have M-level credits?  From 2007 Schools based PGCE awards included M level credit (60- 120 credits), these can be used towards your Masters award (180 credits), if achieved within the last 5 years.  You can carry 60 credits from another MA programme if the content is equivalent.  If you move from Derby, your credits can be used at another UK University in the same way.  You may be able to claim Masters (Level 7) credits towards your programme if you can evidence research, teaching at Level 7, staff development delivery, or similar.

19 What if I move, or have to take a break?  Your study can move with you  You can take a break in study and return up to a year afterwards:  Exceptional extenuating circumstances (EEC)  Authorised break in study (ABS)  You can step off with an interim award

20 How do we know this model works? Our partners say that our work based programme has:  Improved recruitment, retention and promotion of staff.  Facilitated sharing of good practice and stronger relationships between staff teams and departments.  Encouraged the value of a learning culture within an establishment.  ‘Theory into practice’ has built confidence to try new ideas to improve classroom and leadership practice.  Contributed to many individual success stories of our students and schools *current fees for 2013-2014

21 Current MA Partner Schools Kirk Hallam Community Technology & Sports College

22 Current MA Partner Schools John Taylor High School

23 What our students say  "I enjoyed the Teaching style as it was very participative. The sessions were delivered at a variety of times in the evenings and weekends. This helped me to fit the course around my work commitments." Emma Hyde, current student

24 What our students say  “Access and feedback has been prompt and easy to achieve. This is not true for some of my colleagues at different Universities. There has not been an evening that has been a chore to attend.” Christine Paice, graduate

25 What our students say  "I have found that the MA Education programme has developed my professional confidence and has strengthened my understanding of my professional goals.“ Chris Dale, student

26 What our students say  "The support from the lecturers has been exemplary be it by e-mail, phone and tutorials. The lectures are always thought providing, well designed and very supportive of the aims and outcomes of the modules." Andrea Allen, current student

27 What our students say  "I thoroughly enjoyed my course at Derby, and it gave me the confidence and qualifications to progress in my career." Kathy Hardy, recent graduate

28 Interim Awards

29 Bespoke programmes for in house CPD  We can discuss your settings’ specific CPD needs and offer a bespoke programme at Level 7  Staff teams can work together on projects  You can target school/college priorities

30 Our CPD offer  One off sessions tailored to your school or college staff needs  Series of activities and sessions providing a bespoke CPD package negotiated with your CPD leader to suit your staff and timetable  Opportunity for staff to convert their Taster CPD learning into MA Education credits

31 Our CPD offer  MA Education Taster CPD sessions designed to meet your development priorities and available to small or whole staff groups – an experience of learning at masters level within a context of your choice  Flexible delivery times and competitive costs  Delivery team of specialists can support a range of unique requirements

32 What people say about our CPD delivery  “The training last night was a real success! Your team delivered an inspiring and exciting session and I am currently organising the twilights for next year and will certainly be asking Derby University to deliver another session.” Vicky Marsh, Deputy Headteacher, Oldfields Hall Middle School  “We all came away from the session feeling energised and enthusiastic about inputting new ideas into our teaching with regards to questioning and talk.“ Y 6 Teacher, Junior School, Derby  “Really enjoyable, interesting session.” “An excellent speaker – very knowledgeable, credible and entertaining!” “Thank you for some insightful thoughts.” Whole staff Behaviour Management Secondary School in Derby

33 Contact details for further information  MA Education Programme Leader - Full time and Part time study Vanessa Cottle  Programme Administrator – for information about applying Hazel  For queries regarding school and college cohorts and CPD Nia

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