Master of Education Primary

 

MQF Level: 7                                                               ECTS Value: 90 ECTS

 

Start Date: October 2020                                            Duration: 3 Years (Part-time)                                    

 

Programme Description

 

This programme is targeted towards professionals who wish to enhance their skills and competences in pedagogy. The target audience is graduates wishing to join the education sector as a Primary educator or persons already within the primary education sector who wish to pursue an initial teacher training programme. It aims to equip participants with the necessary tools and competences to teach effectively in the 21st century classroom whilst fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for learning.

 

 

Entry Requirements

 

Applicants are to be in possession of:

 

1. An MQF Level 3 (Grade 1-5 or equivalent) in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics;

 AND 

2. A Bachelor degree (MQF 6 with a minimum 180 ECTS) with 60 ECTS in one of the subjects being taught in the Primary Curriculum OR in an area related to early childhood education and care.

OR 

3. In the case where applicants are in possession of a Bachelor degree not in one of the subjects taught in the Primary Curriculum and are already employed as a supply teacher, applicants may be admitted based on an interview where they will be asked to submit a portfolio evidencing their work and accomplishments during their teaching experience.

  

Course Outline

 

First Year

Compulsory:

MEDU100

Assessment for Learning Strategies: Recording Evidence and Conversing about Learning

3 ECTS

MEDU101

Summative Assessment

2 ECTS

MEDU102

Teaching Practice I: Reflection on Action

10 ECTS

MPRI108

Embracing Literacy Strategies and the Language in Education Policy

2 ECTS

MPRI102

Pedagogy and Assessment of Maltese:
Language Awareness and Teaching the Four Skills

2 ECTS

MPRI103

Pedagogy and Assessment of English: Language Awareness and Teaching the Four Skills

2 ECTS

MPRI104

Pedagogy and Assessment of Science in the Primary Classroom

2 ECTS

MPRI101

Pedagogy and Assessment of Mathematics in the Primary Classroom

2 ECTS

MRPI110

Embracing Numeracy Strategies in the Primary Classroom

1 ECTS

MPRI105

Pedagogy and Assessment of Social Studies in the Primary Classroom

1 ECTS

MPRI107

Fostering a Lifelong Healthy Lifestyle through Physical Education

1 ECTS

MPRI106

Pedagogy and Assessment for Religion in the Primary Classroom

1 ECTS

MPRI111​​

Teaching Ethics through the Philosophy for Children Approach

2 ECTS

 

Second Year

Compulsory:

MEDU200

Educational Theory in Practice: Psychology - Addressing SEBD

2 ECTS

MEDU201

Educational Theory in Practice: Sociology - The Effects of Individual Experiences on the Educational Process

2 ECTS

MEDU202

Educational Theory in Practice: Philosophy – Exploring Active Learning

2 ECTS

MEDU203

Research Methods I: Quantitative Research Strategies

2 ECTS

MEDU204

Research Methods II: Qualitative Research Strategies

3 ECTS

MEDU205

Teaching Practice II: Reflection on Action

10 ECTS

 

Electives (9 ECTS should be chosen):

MEDU206

Addressing Inequality and Difference in Educational Practice

3 ECTS

MEDU207

Engaging Families and the Community within Schools

3 ECTS

MEDU208

Fostering a Sense of Initiative and Entrepreneurship

3 ECTS

MEDU209

Emotional Intelligence: A Practical Experience

3 ECTS

MEDU210

Inclusive Practices: The Multicultural Classroom

3 ECTS

MEDU211

Inclusive Practices: Addressing the Diverse Classroom

3 ECTS

MEDU212

Reflection on Learning: The Learning to Learn Competence

3 ECTS

 

Third Year

Compulsory:

MEDU300

Dissertation

30 ECTS

 

N.B. Please note that while the above provides an indication of the overall programme structure, the years in which modules are delivered may change or be replaced as part of the Institute for Education’s administrative processes.

 

 

Applications

 

Applications for the Master of Education programme open mid-May of each year with programmes commencing the following October.

 

When open, interested applicants may apply through the Institute for Education’s online portal: https://ife.portal.gov.mt/programme/apply