The MEd offers specialist options in:
All seek to address a real need among teachers and education professionals for high-quality professional development in each of these topical areas. These options aim to equip students with the understanding and skills required to respond effectively to a range of challenging situations. Students will be encouraged to reflect critically on local, national and international research and to then apply their learning in context.
Specialist Option: MEd Pastoral Care
This M-level specialist option addresses a need among teachers and education professionals for high-quality professional development in the crucial, challenging and fast-evolving area of pastoral care in education.
It equips students with the understanding and skills required to respond effectively to a range of challenging pastoral situations such as children experiencing abuse, bullying or mental ill-health. The modules also help students develop a clear understanding of how schools can be proactive in safeguarding children more effectively and in using the curriculum to pre-empt these issues sensitively and effectively.
Students are introduced to local, national and international research and are challenged to respond critically, applying their learning to their own context. This specialist option is open to teachers and other professionals working with children from pre-school through to post-16. Since it began in 2010 this specialist option has proven to be relevant, challenging and rewarding for its students.
Each student must undertake the module Research Methods in Education as part of their M level study and then must choose a further 3 taught modules before proceeding to dissertation.