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  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    Through taught sessions, workshops, tutorials and fieldwork in your own context, this programme will enable you to:

    • understand frameworks and tools to develop effective coaching and mentoring dialogue

    • reflect critically on, and research into, the practice of coaching and mentoring

    • develop your coaching and mentoring skills in practice situations

    • develop your understanding of different research approaches to mentoring/coaching

    • explore the potential role and tensions of developing coaching and mentoring within current professional development frameworks for teachers

    On completion of the programme you will be able to:

    • work with colleagues to support, develop and improve professional practice

    • plan and organise research and development projects in educational contexts

    • research and evaluate innovative curricular and educational practices

    • engage with educational policy nationally and internationally

    • communicate effectively with a range of colleagues to support and develop professional practice

    While there is considerable commercial training available for coaching and mentoring, it is frequently not directly education focused. This programme draws significantly on the research undertaken by CfLaT on coaching for change in teaching which has gained national recognition, and also on the expertise of tutors and mentors within the university PGCE partnership.

    It is also possible to study additional Masters’-level modules, including a dissertation, in order to gain an MEd qualification.

    If there are sufficient numbers of students in a school or cluster group, it is also possible to organise an out-posted group.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee Not specified Start date January,September 2015 Duration full-time 12 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Educational variant Part-time

    Course Content

    Compulsory module

    EDU8217 Investigating coaching and mentoring for teacher development

    EDU8205 Improving practice in coaching and mentoring for teacher development in Modern Foreign Languages OR

    EDU8206 Improving practice in coaching and mentoring for teacher development


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 90

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    An upper-second-class Honours degree in any subject, Qualified Teacher Status (or equivalent), or validated teaching experience.

    As this programme is designed for students already working in an educational context, you are expected to gain the support of your employer and to be assured that opportunities for developing relevant professional practice will be available in your workplace.

    Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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