University Of Johannesburg Masters In Education, The online Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Management is relevant to anyone involved in the formal or informal education sector.
The range of modules will add value to previous learning and provide conceptual and theoretical frameworks to make sense of and review practices. While the programme is globally informed, participants will be expected to interrogate imported knowledge in the light of their local contextual knowledge and practice and to find their own educational management voice. In short, the programme is designed to raise questions, stimulate critical thought and support reflective professional practice.
This programme is specifically aimed at qualified teachers and education managers holding a BEd Honours degree.
During the selection process, the programme coordinator and/or HOD will consider the career history of applicants.
Requirements for consideration into a Master of Education in Education Management include:
One of the following:
|•||Qualified teachers and education managers holding a NQF Level 8 BEd Honours degree in Education, or a related discipline. Students with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education Leadership and Management will be considered if a research project component was completed in the Postgraduate Diploma.|
|•||A suitable professional Bachelor’s degree (NFQ Level 8) plus a teacher’s diploma/teaching qualification and work experience in the proposed field of specialisation, Leadership and Management in Education. The disciplinary knowledge of such candidates will be assessed by the programme coordinator, HOD and/another disciplinary expert in the field of specialisation. A reading programme may be prescribed prior to allowing registration.|
|•||An appropriate NQF Level 8 Honours degree and a teacher’s diploma/teaching qualification, plus work experience in the field of specialisation, Leadership and Management in Education. The disciplinary knowledge of such candidates will be assessed by the programme coordinator, HOD and/another disciplinary expert in the field of specialisation. A reading programme may be prescribed prior to allowing registration.|
|•||Prospective candidates may, based on extensive and verifiable experience in the field of specialisation, Leadership and Management in Education, apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL), within institutional policy guidelines. Their experience should be on the level and scope of NQF Level 8 within the discipline, and should include appropriate research methodological knowledge and skills.|
All applicants must have obtained a 65% average in the preceding NQF Level 8 qualification (or equivalent).
Students who do not have the required 65% on their average marks for the previous qualification but have an average between 60% and 64%, will be considered if there are places available in the programme. In such cases, the programme coordinator and/HOD will holistically assess the prior assessment results of applicants, and consider performance in research-related modules, and other discipline-related modules.
|•||A certified academic record and a certified copy of highest qualification obtained.|
|•||An updated and detailed CV.|
|•||Proof of work experience.|
Master of Education in Educational Psychology
Course work and minor-dissertation: A prospective student must hold the BEd (Hons) Educational Psychology degree with an average of at least 65% plus either a BEd teaching degree or a PGCE. Honours in Psychology will be considered, provided the student completes at least three modules relevant to the Master’s degree on a BEd honours level. Additional selection criteria: In addition, all prospective candidates will be subject to selection in which field-related experience in psychology, education, training and development are considered. The application form for the selection procedure needs to be submitted at the end of July of the year prior to the year of planned registration.
Students are required to complete the minor-dissertation in the academic programme before commencing with internship. In order to register as an educational psychologist with the Health Professions Council, the candidate must, apart from having obtained the MEd (Educational Psychology) degree, also complete an internship at an institution approved by the said Council. This internship does not, however, form part of the requirements for obtaining the degree.