Success - Wales’ New Teaching Masters
25 April 2012
The School of Social Sciences has been successful in a bid accredit, deliver and award Wales’ new Masters in Education Practice (MEP), which will help raise standards of teaching across Wales. Working in partnership with Bangor University, Aberystwyth University and the Institute of Education we will provide the three year part-time practice-based award for newly qualified teachers.
Professor Amanda Coffey, Deputy Director, Learning and Teaching at the School of Social Sciences, who led the successful bid team said: "This is a significant development for the School of Social Sciences, and will add to our existing profile of masters provision and professional programmes. We are delighted to be awarded the contract to deliver this new flagship award, and look forward to working with the Welsh Government and our colleagues at Bangor and Aberystwyth Universities, and the Institute of Education, University of London".
The key elements of the Masters programme will be focussed on literacy; numeracy and reducing the impact of poverty on attainment - three national priorities of the Education Minister Leighton Andrews.
Professor Malcolm Williams, Director of the School of Social Sciences commented:
“The MEP is an important and very positive development for education in Wales. We are delighted that the Welsh Government has chosen to work with us and our partner institutions in providing this new qualification. This award has the potential to significantly raise the game of education in Wales, ultimately to the benefit of our children and our communities. “
Follow this link for or further information on the award and for comments from the Minister and Vice Chancellor.