Master of Arts in Teacher Education (International)

Overview

The Master of Arts in Teacher Education (MATE) International Programme has been developed by the Department of Secondary & Tertiary Education in partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). This programme builds upon the experience of the OUSL in teacher education. It takes into account the needs of practicing teacher educators in the field. As such, it is practice-oriented in its pedagogical design. A critical and unique feature of this degree programme is its use of authentic learning scenarios to situate the study activities in each course. These learning scenarios have been developed to reflect the kinds of situations that the students are likely to confront as teacher educators.

The goal of the MATE (International) programme is to develop among teacher educators competencies and practices in relation to the following areas:

  • Teaching and learning strategies, including assessment of learning outcomes
  • Design, development and use of educational technologies in teaching and learning
  • Design, development and evaluation of curricula and curriculum related activities
  • Management and leadership in teaching, learning and related educational activities
  • Research and evaluation of teaching, learning and related educational activities
  • Research and evaluation of teaching, learning and related educational activities

This is a fifty four (51) credit programme consisting of six Regular Courses (each worth 5 Credits), a Portfolio Project (worth 15 Credits). and a Continuing Education Course (6 Credits) All courses are compulsory.

General

Programme Code :

MATE

Programme Category :

Post Graduate Degree Programme

Conducted by :

Dept. of Secondary and Tertiary, Faculty of Education

Programme Duration :

Minimum 18 months

Discipline(s) / Course(s) :

Teachers Education

Admission

  • A person seeking admission to the programme leading to the award of the Degree of Master of Arts in Teacher Education (International) is required to have either
      1. a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from a recognized University, or
      2. a Bachelor’s Degree and the Postgraduate Diploma in Education from a recognized University, and
  • Should be serving as a
      1. Academic staff member of a recognized University, or
      2. Lecturer of a National College of Education, or
      3. Lecturer of a Teacher Training College, or
      4. In-service Teacher Advisor of a Teacher Centre/Ministry of Education/ A Provincial Ministry of Education, or
      5. Officer engaged in Teacher Education in the National Institute of Education, or
      6. Principal of a Government/ Government Approved School.(Private and International)
  • Priority will be given to practicing teacher educators who have at least one year experience
  • The programme is conducted in English, Sinhala and Tamil media.
  • All applicants should have a good command in English, irrespective of the medium.
  • Selection of candidates for the programme will be done either by a written test or an interview.
  • Priority will be given to those who are currently engaged in Teacher Education.

Finance

Application Fee: 800/=

Further Details

This Post Graduate Degree programme is conducted by the Department of Secondary and Tertiary, Faculty of Education. Contact the coordinator, Mrs. Chithrangani Hewapathirana for further details.

Address :

Department of Secondary and Tertiary, 2nd floor, Block 5 - Education Building

Contact :

0112881234

Email :

chewa@ou.ac.lk

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