Master of Education Personal, Social and Career Development

Master of Education - Personal, Social and Career Development

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 PSCD educator or persons already within the education sector who wish to pursue an initital 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. A Bachelor degree (MQF 6 with a minimum 180 ECTS) with a minimum of 60 ECTS in Psychology, or Youth and Community Studies, or cognate area deemed relevant by the Institute for Education.

Course Outline

First Year Compulsory

First Year Electives (3 ECTS should be chosen)

Code Description Credits
Assessment for Learning Strategies: Recording Evidence and Conversing about Learning
3 ECTS
Summ​ative Assessment
2 ECTS
Teaching Practice I: Reflection on Action
10 ECTS
PSCD Origins and Theoretical Frameworks
5 ECTS
Processing and Evaluation within a PSCD Context: Using Circle Practice and the Experiential Learning Cycle
4 ECTS
Research Methods I: Quantitative Research Strategies
2 ECTS
Research Methods II: Qualitative Research Strategies
3 ECTS
Code Description Credits
The Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Skills Development of the PSCD Educator
3 ECTS
Sexuality, Gender and Relationship Education
3 ECTS
Democratic Citizenship Education
3 ECTS
Emotional Literacy and Conflict Resolution in PSCD
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
Research Methods I: Quantitative Research Strategies
2 ECTS
Research Methods II: Qualitative Research Strategies
3 ECTS
Teaching Practice II: Reflection on Action
10 ECTS
PSCD Learning Outcomes and Assessment
3 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
The Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Skills Development of the PSCD Educator
3 ECTS
Sexuality, Gender and Relationship Education
3 ECTS
Emotional Literacy and Conflict Resolution in PSCD
3 ECTS
Emotional Literacy and Conflict Resolution in PSCD
3 ECTS

Third Year Compulsory:

Code Description Credit
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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