MA in Education

The MA in Education which is also known as a Master of Arts in Education
The masters in education is a postgraduate qualification in education (i.e. pedagogy). It is not a professional qualification that shows you how to teach. It is an advanced degree which focuses upon educational research issues (e.g. assessment, inclusive learning). It is something you do after teaching for a while. 
Where can I do a MA in Education?

Currently there are many different universities from different countries that offer a MA abroad Plymouth, Portsmouth, Keele, Nottingham and Sunderland
How much do they cost?
Plymouth University          £5,652
Keele University
Nottingham University
Sunderland University      £6,500 
Will an MA help in my teaching career? 
The UK government is moving gradually towards teaching becoming a Masters degree profession. Potentially in future all teachers may be expected to possess or achieve Masters level qualifications in education. Thus, taking the opportunity to maximise the work involved in getting a PGCE by turning it into a Masters degree could prove a shrewd move. Career advancement into promoted posts is aided by possession of Masters degrees.
Also if you have a masters, you may be eligible for a higher salary. For example some schools offer teachers with any MA an extra 1000 rmb a month.

An internationally recognised teaching certificate from a UK university.
Teachers who earn master’s degrees demonstrate greater teaching effectiveness than those who don’t.
Your salary depends on your title, of course, but with a master’s degree, you can expect to make five to ten percent more annually than you would with just your bachelor’s degree
Study on-line, so no need to move back to the UK*.
Can open up more job career advancement opportunities
Can be done at your own pace. (2-7 years for some courses)
Can help you when you apply for a work permit, or  a teachng license in a foreign country.


You don't get QTS from a Masters programme
Time consuming process, 2 to 7 years is a long time if this will be your primary teaching qualification.
Hard to find positive work study balance.
Does not teach you how to teahing techniques.
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