Your teacher training or professional development course will now probably include Masters level assessment and credits as teaching ‘becomes an M-level profession’ and a greater emphasis is placed on helping teachers develop deeper understandings about aspects of learning and teaching through a higher level of critical reflection.Learning and Teaching at M-Level will guide you through the various different aspects of doing M-level work at either the primary or secondary level, and help you to develop a deeper professional understanding. Your ability to research and understand learning environments will form a key part of making you an inquisitive and better teacher, and engagement with research underpins the book.  

Developing Professionally at Masters-Level

Developing professionally at masters-level

In this chapter you will explore:

  • Continuing professional development
  • Continuing professional development today
  • Considering teacher identities
  • Career trajectories
  • Continuing and completing your Masters degree
  • Final thoughts on Masters-level study in education


In this chapter we support you in considering your professional development needs and interests. We contextualise the landscape of CPD so that you are in a position to make informed decisions relating to your career progression. You will probably be wondering what kinds of support you will be offered in your NQT induction year and we map out the possibilities for you. Finally we consider the Masters-level journey that you have embarked upon - we encourage you to continue and complete your Masters degree thereby emerging as an extended professional and expert in your ...

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