This M-Level specialist option is for students who wish to develop specialist knowledge in the assessment of literacy difficulties and/or take on a role as an individual specialist assessor for examination access arrangements within their own school.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: All of the modules in this degree are completed online. Students must ensure they have suitable technology to take part fully in the sessions – a home computer, headphones and microphone, web cam and Wi-Fi speed of at least 512 kbps. Students must ensure that they have access to the relevant tests for all modules: one from each of the categories of 1) ability, 2) attainment 3) cognitive processing. Students will be required to work with a pupil one-to-one for the testing in these modules. They must ensure that they will be able to undertake this one-to-one teaching, and have access to a suitable pupil More information on test administration and details will be given by the course advisor before commencing the course.
Students who have completed a PGCE in the last 10 years, will be eligible to apply for 30 M Level credit points towards a Master's qualification. Candidates may seek accreditation for other completed school-based professional development activities. Application for credit transfer and exemption from module requirements must be made upon enrolment.
Entitlement To The Award Of Master Of Education (MED)
The award of Master of Education will be made to candidates who have successfully completed 180 points at M-level, through completion of four taught modules and a research dissertation. The degree of Master of Education may be awarded with distinction on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners. Students who have accumulated 60 points on the MEd may graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate. Students who have accumulated 120 points on the MEd may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma.