The Mico University College

The Mico University College

Overview

The present realities of education as a vehicle for sustainable development require a new approach to educating professionals who are reflective, articulate, resourceful, creative and goal-oriented. This is so as the education of the twenty first century and beyond must be functional and relevant to global needs, challenges and changes.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is a 39/42 credit programme that seeks to empower participants for professional practice and responsible leadership through a rich, varied and dynamic curriculum and provide a higher degree programme that will enable them to engage in continued research activities that contribute to sustainable development.

The programme is for all qualified persons who provide training in the fields of education, business, health and other private/public sectors. The MAT is designed to certify candidates in one of three programme areas; Primary Education, Secondary Education and Adult Education. The course work integrates content and pedagogy with a strong emphasis on essential teaching competencies.

The programme is offered in blended mode (face-to-face and online) and classes are conveniently scheduled.

 

Programme Objectives

The Master of Arts in Teaching programme seeks to:

  • Provides participants with an understanding of the current trends of creating and using technology for sustainable education
  • Facilitates critical thinking for the growth and development of education
  • Exposes participants to a dynamic and integrated curriculum that will empower them to be good education practitioners
  • Enables the clientele to engage in worthwhile research that will result in increasing educational benefits
  • Empowers the participants to be involved in the integration of knowledge across fields of study
  • Provides the kind of environment that will inspire the clientele to become responsible leaders and entrepreneurs in the field of education
  • Facilitates the participants in designing, developing, implementing and evaluating educational programmes
  • Creates an awareness of the multicultural diversity of the society and the implications for education
  • Provides opportunities for a wide range of practical experiences in and out of the instructional setting
  • Helps the practitioner to understand self, become aware of the desirable values and ethics and be able to promote these for the betterment of the society

Duration

The Programme is completed in 18 months.

Credit Load

Master of Arts in Teaching – Adult Education

18 Months, 39 Credits Trained/45 Credits Pre-trained, 11/12 Courses (depending on training status)

Master of Arts in Teaching – Primary Education

18 Months, 42 Credits Trained, 12 Courses

Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education

18 Months, 39 Credits Trained, 45 Credits Pre-trained, 12 Courses

Mode of Delivery

The programme is delivered face-to-face.

 

Entry Requirements

In order to pursue the Master of Arts in Teaching, candidates must satisfy the School’s requirements for normal matriculation:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and may be a:
    i. Trained Graduate (Degree with teacher training)
    ii. Pre-trained Graduate (Degree without teacher training)
  • A GPA of at least 3.0 from an accredited institution

Specializations & Courses

The Programme contains three (3) specializations. They are:

  • Master of Arts in Teaching – Adult Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching – Primary Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education

Master of Arts in Teaching – Adult Education

Year 1 Semester 1
  • ZFED5101 Foundations of Education 1 (3 Credits)
  • ZITH5101 Instructional Technology (3 Credits)
  • ZTAE5101 Transformative Adult Education 1 (3 Credits)
Year 1 Semester 2
  • ZPSE5201 Foundations of Education 2 (3 Credits)
  • ZPRC5201 Progressive Practicum I (3 Credits)
  • ZTAE5201 Transformative Adult Education 2 (3 Credits)
Year 1 Semester 3
  • ZFRS5101 Functional Research Methods (3 Credits)
  • ZCST5101 Curriculum Studies (3 Credits)
  • ZASE5101 Assessment in Education (3 Credits)
Year 2 Semester 1
  • ZSED5101 Sustainable Education for Development (3 Credits)
  • ZPRC6101 Progressive Practicum II (Fieldwork for non-teacher trained) (6 Credits)
Year 2 Semester 2
  • ZTRP5101 Thesis (6 Credits)

Master of Arts in Teaching – Primary Education

Year 1 Semester 1
  • ZFED5101 Foundations of Education 1 (3 Credits)
  • ZITH5101 Instructional Technology (3 Credits)
  • ZMLM6101 Teaching Mathematics with Meaning for Understanding (3 Credits)
Year 1 Semester 2
  • ZPSE5201 Foundations of Education 2 (3 Credits)
  • ZPRC5201 Progressive Practicum I (3 Credits)
  • ZDRL5101 Mathematics Diagnosis and Intervention (3 Credits)
  • ZAPCS5101 Advanced Primary Communication Studies (3 Credits)
Year 1 Semester 3
  • ZFRS5101 Functional Research Methods (3 Credits)
  • ZCST5101 Curriculum Studies (3 Credits)
  • ZASE5101 Assessment in Education (3 Credits)
Year 2 Semester 1
  • ZSED5101 Sustainable Education for Development (3 Credits)
Year 2 Semester 2
  • ZTRP5101 Thesis (6 Credits)

Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education

Year 1 Semester 1
  • ZFED5101 Foundations of Education 1 (3 Credits)
  • ZITH5101 Instructional Technology (3 Credits)
  • (TBA) Language Arts Methods 1 (Specialists Only) (3 Credits)
  • ZSMT5101 Science Methods 1 (Specialists Only) (3 Credits)
  • ZTVM5101 Tec-Voc 1 (Specialists Only) (3 Credits)
  • (TBA) Math Secondary 1 (Specialists Only) (3 Credits)
  • (TBA) Social Science Methods 1 (Specialists Only) (3 Credits)
Year 1 Semester 2
  • ZPSE5201 Foundations of Education 2 (3 Credits)
  • ZPRC5201 Progressive Practicum I (6 Credits)
  • ZLMT5202 Language Arts Methods 2 (Specialists Only) (3 Credits)
  • ZSMT5201 Science Methods 2 (Specialists Only) (3 Credits)
  • ZTVM5102 Tec-Voc 2 (Specialists Only) (3 Credits)
  • (TBA) Math Secondary 2 (Specialists Only) (3 Credits)
  • (TBA) Social Science Methods 2 (Specialists Only) (3 Credits)
Year 1 Semester 3
  • ZFRS5101 Functional Research Methods (3 Credits)
  • ZCST5101 Curriculum Studies (3 Credits)
  • ZASE5101 Assessment in Education (3 Credits)
Year 2 Semester 1
  • ZSED5101 Sustainable Education for Development (3 Credits)
  • ZPRC6101 Progressive Practicum II (Fieldwork for non-teacher trained)
Year 2 Semester 2
  • ZTRP5101 Thesis (6 Credits)

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