Continuing Professional Development for Teachers
These courses are targeted at practising UK teachers, with Qualified Teacher Status
We are highly committed to Continuing Professional Development here at the School of Education. We offer relevant, enjoyable and challenging CPD courses for teachers covering a wide range of curriculum and specialist subjects.
Our Continuing Professional Development Programmes:
Our Postgraduate Certificates are offered under the umbrella of the MA in Education: Learning and Teaching programme and, together, offer a valuable part-time route to a Masters degree for teachers and other graduate education professionals. All courses connect theory to practice to ensure that you are up-to-date with thinking in the area of the course focus and have the opportunities to apply these ideas to develop your current practice. Assignments are designed as practice-based tasks to support this connection between theory and practice. The tasks provide flexibility to explore areas of personal and professional interest to you.
All courses are led by an expert in the field and you will be provided with a personal tutor to support you through the assignments. You will also have access to a wide range of sources of support from the University of Leicester, including the highly acclaimed University library which specialises as a digital library to allow you maximum off-campus access to materials.
Completing 60 credits would allow you to graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate; completing 120 credits would allow you to graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma and completing 180 credits would allow you to graduate with the highly valued MA in Education: Learning and Teaching.
You will have the opportunity to share ideas with colleagues from different local authorities, to use excellent library and computer facilities and support from experienced tutors in developing Masters level enquiry skills and practice-relevant knowledge.
New for 2013/2014! Discount for colleagues joining part-time campus-based MA courses from partner schools
If you work in one of our partner schools the University is offering a fee waiver of £300 per person on an annual basis for 60 credit part-time, campus-based MA in Education courses. This applies to the MA in Education: Leadership and Learning and MA in Education: Learning and Teaching. (This discount is not applicable to SEBDA courses, run within the MA in Education: Learning and Teaching programme). If the school (or its Alliance/cluster) can raise 10 or more students onto the same Masters programme the fee waiver will increase to £500 per person. Please contact the programme administrator of the course you are interested in to find out further details about how this might apply to you/the course you are interested in. Contact details are on the webpages for each Masters course: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/education/postgraduate-study/masters
National Scholarship Fund for Teachers
For information on the National Scholarship Fund for 2014/2015, please visit the Department of Education website. http://www.education.gov.uk/. for futher information. This usually opens around the begin of April and applications will need to be completed by the end of April .
The scholarships are available to support subject or specialist development in the following priortiy areas:
- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
We have MA course in all these subject areas and have had successful students using this fund to support their studies on this programme in the past.
These scholarships provide 50% of course fees, up to a total of £3,500, and are highly competitive. Please contact us if you want help in completing your application.
A local new course for new teachers – what do you think?
‘Developing Pedagogy, Learning and Assessment’
The University of Leicester School of Education MA in Education programme team have ideas for a New/Recently Qualified Teacher 60 credit Postgraduate module and would be very interested to find out what you think about these.
We would love to know what you think…Please respond to the following 8 questions?
|Masters Degree||Course start date|
|MA in Education: Learning and Teaching||September, October or November 2013 depending on option chosen|
|Postgraduate Certificate (60 Credits)||Course start date|
|Understanding and Managing Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties||September 2013|
|Mental Health Problems and Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD)||September 2013|
|Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia||September 2013|
|Promoting Language Development||November 2014|
|Issues in Mathematics Education||November 2013|
|Issues in Science Education||
|Mentoring and Coaching||November 2014|
|Developing Leadership in Education||November 2013|