MTeach Master of Teaching

What methods can help you to thrive in your early career? How can research help you to understand how students learn and barriers to their learning? How can you address continuous disruptive behaviour in your classroom?

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Overview

At Manchester Met, we understand that while learning to teach is exciting and fulfilling, it can also be challenging. That’s why we’ve worked with our extensive school partnership network to develop an advanced degree which is explicitly designed to meet the needs of early career teachers.

Our aim is to support you on your teaching journey, from when you first enter the classroom and throughout the early stages of your career. You’ll use the latest research to inform teaching methods and identify key areas for development.

This course has been co-designed with leading practitioners in our region. We’ve consulted widely with recently qualified teachers, school leaders and induction supporters to develop a distinctive course that is academically rewarding and professionally relevant.

This course is taught via blended learning and will travel with you as your career progresses. You’ll participate in weekly online learning activities, connect with peers, engage with pedagogical research, and design your own enquiries. Each unit also provides an opportunity to participate in a minimum of two Saturday schools.

Throughout the course, you’ll experience individual, group and peer encouragement. You’ll be part of a community of early career teachers embarking together on masters-level study and be supported by an experienced mentor who understands the needs of busy teaching professionals.

Features and Benefits

Career Prospects

This course focuses on professional development in the crucial early years of your career.

We’ll focus on building your professional expertise and resilience, and create a community and environment where you’ll be able to discuss collective solutions and resolutions to challenges you face in the classroom with fellow teachers.

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Entry requirements

There are various entry points into our MTeach Master of Teaching course, depending on your previous study and credits acquired. 


PART 1

Applicants need to be employed as a Primary, Secondary or Sixth Form teacher and have an undergraduate Education degree with Qualified Teacher Status (and no level 7 credits).
Part 1 of the course is not intended for students who have competed a PGCE.


PART 2

Direct entry onto Part 2 of the course will require 60 or 90 level 7 credits from a teaching qualification i.e. home PGCE, iPGCE or PGDE achieved in the last five years.

Year 1

Master of Teaching Part 1
(60 credits L7 content for students with no prior PG credits i.e. entering course with BA, BSc or BEd and QTS)

Master of Teaching Part 2

10 weeks x 2 30 credit units (entry point for students with 60 credit PGCE)

10 weeks x 1 30 credit units (entry point for students with 90 credit PGDE)

Master of Teaching Part 3

Course details

Our course aims to further your professional development as a teacher. You’ll use the latest research to inform teaching methods and identify key areas for development.

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures and activity-based seminars, with input from leading educational practitioners who have helped to design our course.

You’ll develop your knowledge of research-informed teaching strategies to evaluate your impact on student progress. You’ll also build skills in generating and evaluating data to support improvement action in schools. Our aim is for you to graduate with the confidence and ability to apply educational research to your everyday practice.

Using these research skills, you’ll also complete a collaborative school-based research project with a focus on your school. 

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of two Saturday Schools per unit. These sessions take place over five hours with a networking lunch, and will offer you support in alignment with your assessments. If you are not a resident in the UK, we can deliver the sessions through catch-up podcasts or Skype sessions.

Our MTeach course is split into three parts:

Year 1

Master of Teaching Part 1

(60 credits L7 content for students with no prior PG credits i.e. entering course with BA, BSc or BEd and QTS)

Master of Teaching Part 2

10 weeks x 2 30 credit units (entry point for students with 60 credit PGCE)

Or

10 weeks x 1 30 credit units (entry point for students with 90 credit PGDE)


Master of Teaching Part 3

Professional Practice Project with viva (60 credits)

Master of Teaching Part 1

(60 credits L7 content for students with no prior PG credits i.e. entering course with BA, BSc or BEd and QTS)

  • Professional Learning Portfolio (60 credits)
    Select five professional learning activities and create a digital portfolio to show the impact of these on your practice.

Master of Teaching Part 2 and 3 (120 core level 7 credits for students with 60 level 7 credits)

Part 2: 10 weeks x 2 30 credit units (entry point for students with 60 credit PGCE)

Part 3: 1 x 60 credit unit

Core units (part 2 and 3 delivery):

There are three core units within the MTeach, following Part 1.

These units are designed to extend but not duplicate learning undertaken during the initial preparation phase (ITE).

  • Evaluating Learning and Teaching (30 credits)
    Develop your research literacy to become a discerning consumer of educational research. This unit is aligned with the Early Career Framework and builds your knowledge of research-supported teaching strategies. 
  • Professional Enquiry (30 credits)
    Develop the skills to plan your own practitioner enquiry and make effective use of education data.
  • Professional Practice Project (60 credits)
    Complete a collaborative school-based research project with a focus on your school and share your findings.

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Core Units

Professional Learning Portfolio

This unit provides participants you with a flexible, practice-based approach to teaching practice enhancement. You’ll engage with five self-selected CPD activities of flexible CPD integral to your teaching roles. You’ll create a digital portfolio to critically reflect on these activities and their impact on your practice.

Evaluating Learning and Teaching

This unit is aligned with the knowledge base that informs the Early Career Framework (DfE, 2019). It builds educator knowledge of research-supported teaching strategies and educator capacity to evaluate the impact of their teaching on student progress. Teachers will be equipped to engage with and be discerning consumers of applied educational research. There are two Professional Learning Days and a weekly programme of online formative activities with mentor support. This module is available to distance learners

Professional Enquiry

Designing a practice-based enquiry. There are two Professional Learning Days and a weekly programme of online activities with mentor support. This module is available to distance learners. The aim of this module is to build educator capacity to generate, interpret and evaluate diverse sources of data to support improvement action. Teachers will be equipped to conduct their own practitioner enquiry.

Professional Practice Project

A distinctive feature of the MTeach is the collaborative design of an educational setting-based research project. Teachers will conduct a practice-focused enquiry and produce a project report with a viva voce. The viva panel will include a lead practitioner as well as an academic. Each student to be assigned a mentor who will maintain a record of monthly tutorials (online or face-to-face). UK participants will have the option to attend three sessions supporting project development and impact evaluation. Non-UK residents will have access to all Unit materials online.

School of Teacher Education and Professional Development

Our School of Teacher Education and Professional Development was established over 100 years ago and specialises in training teachers and education professionals.

The department is home to three main areas in primary and secondary teacher education and professional development, and has partnerships with over 1,500 regional schools, colleges and educational organisations.

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Taught by experts

Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.

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Fees

UK and EU students

Fees for this course have yet to be confirmed and will be updated shortly.

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Fees for this course have yet to be confirmed and will be updated shortly.

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional costs

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

Loans of up to £10,906 for many Postgraduate Courses

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