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Education, Teaching and Learning

School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

This online, flexible course complements our iPGCE. It's for practising teachers, classroom assistants, heads of department, and managers wanting to deepen their professional practice through reading and practitioner research.
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Course description

This course is for practising teachers, classroom assistants, heads of department, and managers wanting to explore and deepen their professional practice through targeted reading and classroom-based practitioner research. The course is flexible, so you can focus on the topics most relevant to your job.

This fully online, three-year programme was developed to complement our highly successful International Postgraduate Certificate in Education (iPGCE).

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Modules

Core modules

  • Education, Teaching and Learning
  • Practice-based Inquiry
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Professional Development
  • Language Learning and Pedagogy
  • Early Childhood Education

Teaching

This programme comprises online modules with individual online tutorial support.

Assessment

The programme uses a variety of assessment methods, including academic essays, reflective engagement with practice, and research report. The length of the final dissertation is 12,000–16,000 words.

Duration

3 years part-time (online)

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a related field is required.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

education-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 8177

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.