Taught course

Mentoring and Coaching Beginning Teachers

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of Education
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent).

Applicants must also be working as a mentor to beginning teachers or have negotiated access to a mentor/mentee arrangement in a school or college.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course enables you to gain knowledge and understanding of mentoring beginning teachers through a reflective examination of your own practice as well as others'. Through an exploration of a range of mentoring and coaching models, you will develop your professional mentoring skills and a personal theory of action for mentoring.

The impact of this course goes far beyond the participating teacher; the development of their practice impacts on their beginning teachers' professional development and, ultimately, their classroom practice.

Alongside this element of the course, which is rooted in practice, there is a structured programme of taught sessions and activities designed to offer a theoretical perspective and critical reflections on how best mentoring practices can enhance the development of both the beginning teacher and the mentor.

This course aims to:

  • promote your learning through the development of knowledge, skills and understanding of mentoring practice with beginning teachers
  • provide opportunities to develop critical reflective practice
  • encourage the critical understanding of research, evidence and practice in the broad field of mentoring beginning teachers
  • support your capacity to design and conduct inquiries into your own and others' professional practice

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgraduate-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 951 5559