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Master of Education Primary

Master of Education - Primary

MQF Level: 7

ECTS Value: 90 ECTS

​​Start Date: September

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.Three (3) Ordinary Levels at MQF Level 3 (minimum Grade C or 5)  in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics awarded by MATSEC or an equivalent examination body recognised by the Institute for Education.

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

Code Description Credits
Assessment for Learning Strategies: Recording Evidence and Conversing about Learning
3 ECTS
Summative Assessment
2 ECTS
Teaching Practice I: Reflection on Action
10 ECTS
Pedagogy and Assessment of Maltese: Language Awareness and Teaching the Four Skills
2 ECTS
Pedagogy and Assessment of English: Language Awareness and Teaching the Four Skills
2 ECTS
Pedagogy and Assessment of Science in the Primary Classroom
2 ECTS
Pedagogy and Assessment of Mathematics in the Primary Classroom
2 ECTS
Pedagogy and Assessment of Social Studies in the Primary Classroom
1 ECTS
Fostering a Lifelong Healthy Lifestyle through Physical Education
1 ECTS
Pedagogy and Assessment for Religion in the Primary Classroom
1 ECTS
Research Methods I: Quantitative Research Strategies
2 ECTS
Research Methods II: Qualitative Research Strategies
3 ECTS

Second Year Compulsory:

Code Description Credits
Educational Theory in Practice: Psychology - Addressing SEBD
2 ECTS
Educational Theory in Practice: Sociology - The Effects of Individual Experiences on the Educational Process
2 ECTS
Educational Theory in Practice: Philosophy – Exploring Active Learning
2 ECTS
Teaching Practice II: Reflection on Action
10 ECTS
Embracing Literacy Strategies and the Language in Education Policy
2 ECTS
Embracing Numeracy Strategies in the Primary Classroom
1 ECTS
Teaching Ethics through the Philosophy for Children Approach
2 ECTS
Electives (9 ECTS should be chosen):
Code Description Credits
Addressing Inequality and Difference in Educational Practice
3 ECTS
Engaging Families and the Community within Schools
3 ECTS
Fostering a Sense of Initiative and Entrepreneurship
3 ECTS
Emotional Intelligence: A Practical Experience
3 ECTS
Inclusive Practices: The Multicultural Classroom
3 ECTS
Inclusive Practices: Addressing the Diverse Classroom
3 ECTS
Reflection on Learning: The Learning to Learn Competence
3 ECTS
Online Teaching, Learning and Assessment​
3 ECTS

Third Year Compulsory:

Code Description Credits
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 September​. When open, interested applicants may apply through the Institute for Education’s online portal

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