Master of Education Agribusiness

 

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 vocational pedagogy. The target audience is graduates wishing to join to the education sector as an agribusiness educator or persons already within the 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 a minimum of 60 ECTS in Agribusiness or a cognate area deemed relevant by the Institute for Education.*

 

In addition to the above, applicants may be requested to sit for an interview and present a portfolio illustrating their work and training in relation to the subject area prior to acceptance on the programme.

 

*Applicants in possession of a degree deemed relevant, though lacking specific modules in Agribusiness subject content, may be accepted on the programme on the condition that additional modules are followed as part of their studies.

 

 Course Outline

 

First Year

 

Compulsory:

MEDU100

Assessment for Learning Strategies: Recording Evidence and Conversing about Learning

3 ECTS

MEDU101

Summ​ative Assessment

2 ECTS

MEDU102

Teaching Practice I: Reflection on Action

10 ECTS

MAGB101

Agribusiness Education

5 ECTS

MAGB102

Teaching and Learning in Agribusiness

5 ECTS

MAGB103​

Developing a Vocational Pedagogy for Agribusiness Education

5 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