Early Years degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is currently offered online using the University’s virtual learning environment, Moodle.The current national and international priorities focus on tackling inequality through raising attainment and reducing poverty. Current policy frameworks are underpinned by UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) and tackle inequality through supporting families, early years intervention, raising attainment in literacy, and developing responsive pedagogical practice. These approaches are core to this qualification.The MEd equips participants with knowledge, understanding and skills that will support them to pursue positions of responsibility in the areas of Early Learning and Childcare.
There is also the possibility for students to study other modules within the wider CPL portfolio that are aligned with the GTCS Standard for Career-long Professional Learning, and teachers can use modules studied as part of the MEd towards their GTCS Professional Update portfolio.
Teaching & Assessment
There is no requirement to attend ‘face-to-face’ sessions on this innovative course as it is offered online, using the UWS virtual learning environment. However, online combined with face-to-face delivery may also be an option for some cohorts.
Materials are supplied online and the system allows access to both electronic journals and e-books. Participants are required to contribute to online discussion threads on themes relevant to the modules.
The approach taken to the learning and assessment is that of reflection on and in practice thus making the theory and practice links necessary to enhance future practice.
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- Early Intervention: Policy and Practice
- Early Years Pedagogy
- Supporting & Developing Language and Literacy
- Supporting Professional Development Level 11
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesEducation Special Education Educational Psychology View 37 other Masters in Special Education in United Kingdom
- Applications from interested professionals will be considered on the basis of a first degree in a relevant discipline and normally having had two years’ practical experience of working in an early learning and childcare context e.g. setting, service or school.
- The following are considered to be relevant degree disciplines: Early Learning and Childcare; Teaching; Psychology; Social Work; Community Learning and Development; Speech and Language Therapy; and Occupational Therapy.
International1350 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1350 GBP per module during 36 months.
National560 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 560 GBP per module during 36 months.
Cost of 20-credit module
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