The M.Ed degree is a modularised programme and can be attained through a credit accumulation process. The focus being on the continuing professional development of teachers at all levels of education. Students can design their own special programme from the available modules to suit their own professional specialisation, research areas and personal interests. However, students should not that a minimum and maximum quota of students will be applied to each module. In 2014, selection of students is to be based on teaching qualification, academic record, professional experience and the online supplementary Candidates Statement submitted to PAC.
CKE59 - MEd Modular (120 credit route) : Applicants meeting the initial entry requirements should apply for the 120 credit route.
CKE67 - MEd Modular (60 credit route) : Applicants meeting the initial entry requirements and who have an approved postgraduate diploma in the general education area or equivalent (with an honours grade) should apply for the 60 credit route. Equivalencies are subject to the Department and College approval.
A total of 120 credits, or 60 credits in the case of a holder of one of the approved diplomas, must be completed. Students are limited to studying a maximum of 30 credits in any one semester (for example a maximum 60 credits in any one year). Teaching periods are September-December and January-March/April).
Unique Aspects of the Course
The M.Ed degree course is grounded in current educational issues.
The range and choice of modules available make the course relevant to all members of the teaching community.
The course is organised and timetabled to suit the schedule of working teachers.
Its' modular and flexible structure allows credits to be accumulated over a two to five year period depending on individual students choices and circumstances.
Connecting educational research is linked to professional practice experiences throughout the course.