Master Chartered Teacher Status: the Master of Teaching

The University of Edinburgh

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 72 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time

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The programme aims to:

* enhance the professional understanding, knowledge, skill and action of experienced teachers in schools with a view to supporting the development of their practical classroom skills;
* enable teachers to meet the demands of a rapidly changing educational and professional environment;
* enhance teachers' understanding of teaching and learning;
* enhance critical analysis and evaluation of practice;
* build on teachers' existing professional development.

Our degree guides you through a programme of professional development, which includes academic study, work-based learning and professional action, and is delivered through partnership agreements

Students of this programme will demonstrate a critical understanding of:

* education and social values;
* current research and approaches to teaching and learning;
* changing social and cultural contexts of education and of the school curriculum.

You will gain intellectual skills in the form of critical self-evaluation and transferable skills such as collaboration and influence, communicating effectively and being creative and imaginative. You will also be able to demonstrate a range of professional/subject-specific/practical skills that are characteristic of professional work such as enthusiasm and effectiveness in promoting learning in the classroom, demonstrating empathy and fairness, and being caring and approachable.


The MTeach has a 12 module structure with 4 core modules, 4 option modules and 4 modules of extended work-based learning (taken as a single 4 module project or 2, 2 module projects).

All participants in the Programme must begin by taking:

* Module 1 - Self Evaluation (Professional Development and Review)

After this, teachers may choose to take the other core modules:

* Module 2 - Learning and Teaching
* Module 3 - Education for All
* Module 4 - Working Together

Satisfactory completion of these four modules entitles the participant to exit, if s/he so wishes, with a Postgraduate Certificate.

Four option modules may be taken from a range which will be developed over time; reflecting the needs of teachers, new initiatives and the expertise of providers. Satisfactory completion of four option modules and the four core modules entitles the teacher to exit with a Postgraduate Diploma.

The final piece of work in the Programme must be an extended work-based learning project. In total, participants must complete projects equivalent to four modules in order to complete the Programme. In the final assessment for the Programme, reporting on the outcomes of the final project(s) is combined with the provision of evidence to show the CTS has been achieved.

Satisfactory completion of this assessment leads to the award of Master of Teaching (MTeach) and a recommendation to the General Teaching Council for the award of Chartered Teacher status.

After the completion of Module 1, teachers may apply for accreditation for prior learning up to a maximum of six modules within the Master of Teaching Programme.

Satisfactory completion of any two modules in the Programme results in the award of one increment on the CT scale.

The normal period of study is six years, with a maximum of eight years. Study may be continuous or intermittent.

Modules will mainly run in one of two five month blocks: September to January and February to June. This timetable in intended to enable work-based learning and assessment submission to be completed within the module period. In session 2008/09 it is intended that Module 1 will run at least twice. Core modules 2, 3, 4 and five of the option modules will be offered in 2008/09.

The option modules available within the Edinburgh MTeach Programme are:

* Bilingualism and Literacy Development
* Brain Based Learning
* Curriculum
* Developmental Perspectives and Physical Education
* Early Literacy
* Earth Science 5-14
* Science 5-14
* Individually Negotiated Work-based Learning
* Information Mapping

The opiton modules available in 2008/09 are:

* Bilingualism and Literacy Development
* Brain Based Learning
* Developmental Perspectives and Physical Education
* Early Literacy
* Earth Science 5-14
* Individually Negotiated Work-based Learning


Accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland, the Master of Teaching degree enables experienced teachers to meet the requirements for the professional status of Chartered Teacher.

Entrance is limited to experienced and professionally qualified teachers who are fully registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, have reached the top point on the main grade scale for teachers and have undertaken Continuing Professional Development.

English Language Requirements

* IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each section)
* TOEFL 580 (with 55 in each section and 4.0 in TWE)
* TOEFL 237 in CBT (with 21 in each section)
* TOEFL-iBT 92 (with at least 20 in each section)
* CPE Grade B or higher
* CAE Grade A

English Language Requirements

CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

200 (Grade A)


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