This 12 week Mentoring and Coaching for Educational Professionals course is a 30 credit Master's level module designed to provide participants with core knowledge, understanding, and skills in mentoring and coaching and their application within an educational context.
The module is designed to provide participants with personal and professional development opportunities as it explores, critiques, and critically evaluates key concepts, theories, practices, models, frameworks, and approaches to mentoring and coaching in education. Participants can develop a deeper understanding of the role of the mentor, the skills and understanding that is required to meet the challenges of mentoring, the importance of supporting the learning of mentees, and mentoring to enhance professional practice. Through structured experiences and interactive workshops, mentoring and coaching will be practised and reflected upon in the light of the participants’ learning.
The course is offered in the spring semester and it is organised around a structured set of suggested reading that scaffolds the syllabus, aimed at guiding independent study and focusing bi-weekly seminars and an intensive weekend study school (Friday-Sunday).
Seminar time will be divided between tutor-led discussion of the suggested reading and student-led discussion of issues arising from their own study. These fortnightly seminars will be run in-person and also involve the use of webinar technology so that off-campus students can participate. Video/audio capture technology will also be used for revision purposes and be available alongside teaching materials on the Virtual Learning Environment.
Study schools aim to provide an intensive and challenging period of academic engagement during which students can participate in course-specific seminars and lectures, as well as additional classes relating to the postgraduate experience (e.g. study skills, employment-related, research presentations). Study schools also offer the opportunity for students to learn from each other and gain a broader perspective of approaches to and challenges of postgraduate study in education.
The course will be assessed through a portfolio of work (6000 words), which will involve a critical reflection, analysis and synthesis of models, theoretical perspectives, frameworks, challenges, and effective features of mentoring and coaching in an educational setting.
Credit from this course can contribute towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma, or MA Education from the University of Lincoln.
A minimum 2:2 Honours degree. Relevant professional experience is considered.
International Students will require English Language at IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element, or equivalent.
Cost: £1230 (£41x30 credits)
All students are expected to attend a three-day study school in Lincoln and will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and general living expesnes while attending.