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Masters course with embedded subject specifications

Teacher Training , Professional Development , Literacy
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The University of Sheffield is offering a distance learning based Masters course in literacy and language in adult education that includes the adult literacy subject specifications

This course offers both a Masters course in literacy and language in adult education and, embedded within the course, the adult literacy subject specifications and is now approved by Standards Verification UK (formerly FENTO).

Who is it for?
This course is aimed at experienced adult literacy practitioners who are interested in CPD at Masters level, but also require the Certificate for Adult Literacy Subject Specialists.

What will you need to come on the course?
Students will be required to have 30 hours teaching practice in place, and a Certificate in Education as well as the normal entry requirements for the MA in Literacy and Language. They will be assessed on 3 hours of the teaching.

What does the course involve?
The course will involve four modules:
1. The development of literacy and language
2. The teaching and learning of adult literacy and language
3. Language in practice
4. Research methods in education
plus a dissertation, three hours assessed teaching practice and a personal skills component, which will be assessed through weekend schools.

How will it be run?
The course will run for 2 years, with 5 weekend schools. The distance/blended aspect will include the module readings, assessed assignments and reflective diary for teaching practice. Students will be given specific tasks which will check that they have embedded the subject knowledge into their teaching, and will feed back on these at each weekend school in group tutorials. The next course starts in October 2006 – apply now to avoid disappointment!

How much will it cost?
The normal course fee for the MA in Literacy and Language plus £500 to cover the cost of the teaching practice observations and the extra materials involved.

How do I find out more?
Contact Kate Pahl on if you have any questions.

If you would like to receive a full pack of information, contact:
Lucinda Duggan
School of Education
University of Sheffield
388 Glossop Road
Sheffield S10 2JA
Tel: 0114 222 8177

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