M.A. Early Years Professional Practice

Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Campus | Chelmsford, United Kingdom
The overall aim of this course is to develop individual practitioner's practice and, through collaboration, to establish a sustainable community of practice. Already experienced practitioners on entry, you will aspire towards 'leading practitioner' status.

Description of Early Years Professional Practice

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The overall aim of this course is to develop individual practitioner's practice and, through collaboration, to establish a sustainable community of practice. Already experienced practitioners on entry, you will aspire towards 'leading practitioner' status. Given this aspiration, the course will present you with a range of opportunities to rehearse, and hone, the full range of professional skills, including assessing, and being assessed, by your peers.

Collaborative group work, and self and peer appraisal are key elements of the experience in most modules. The final module, the major project, requires that each student undertakes a piece of action research whose focus is the development/improvement of an aspect of early years practice.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee

Fees will be linked, pro rata, to the full-time fee rate, based on the number of credits studied per year.

Not specified
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 36 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time

Course Content

Core modules

  • Exploring and Challenging Early Years Professional Practice: An Introduction
  • Early Years Pedagogy
  • Inclusive Practice in Early Years Contexts
  • The Broader Contexts of Early Years Practice
  • Major Project

Assessment

Various assessment methods are adopted, including: coursework, essays, portfolios, individual and group presentations, and case studies. Students will be required to self-assess, and to assess the work of their peers. There are no examinations.

English Language Requirements

IELTS take IELTS test
6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score
600
TOEFL iBT® test
100

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Early Years Professional Practice

Appropriate first degree (at least 2.2), professional experience equivalent to EYPS criteria. Non-Academic Conditions: CRB Checks required

Work Experience for Early Years Professional Practice

No work experience is required.

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