Reading Recovery and Literacy Leadership (MA)

University College London the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, mixed-mode

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Reading Recovery and Literacy Leadership at University College London

This masters degree will:

  • provide professional development in the area of Reading Recovery for experienced teachers
  • impart a deeper understanding of the processes involved in learning to read, write and spell, the sources of difficulties, and approaches to intervention
  • enable you to read research critically and to design and conduct your own small-scale research.
Features

This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • draw on the strengths of a team with research expertise in literacy and experience in evaluating early literacy interventions
  • investigate literacy acquisition and problems in depth, covering reading, writing and spelling
  • access the only professional development programme in the UK and Europe for Reading Recovery teacher-leaders.
Who is this programme for?

People who would like to train to become Reading Recovery teacher-leaders.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a relevant subject or the equivalent, plus Qualified Teacher Status and experience of mainstream class teaching at Key Stage 1. You must normally be based in the UK or Ireland and be seconded by your local authority, supported by a school or school cluster, or intend to function as an independent, self-supporting teacherleader in a specific area.

Core topics
  • Literacy development
  • Research methods in literacy
  • The theory and practice of Reading Recovery.
How are you assessed?

By coursework assignments, including two case studies and a portfolio, and a 10,000-word report.

Attendance

Mixed mode, including morning sessions working with children in Reading Recovery, afternoon fieldwork sessions, and full-day and evening face-to-face taught sessions.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • Reading Recovery teacher-leaders
  • English learning and teaching consultant
  • school improvement officer for interventions.

Note: this programme was formerly known as MA Literacy Learning and Literacy Difficulties (professional route).

 

Core modules
  • Literacy Development
  • Research Methods in Literacy

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, Mixed-modeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

1. Students are normally required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 for direct entry, with a score of no lower than 6.0 for writing and 6.5 for reading. 2. A good honours degree in a relevant subject or the equivalent, plus Qualified Teacher Status and experience of mainstream class teaching at Key Stage 1. You must normally be based in the UK or Ireland and be seconded by your local authority, supported by a school or school cluster, or intend to function as an independent, self-supporting teacherleader in a specific area.

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