25/11/2020

Categories: Education and Teacher Training, Postgraduate

5 Benefits of Professional (and Personal) Development in Education

The MEd Professional Development in Education programme at the University of Bolton is an ideal platform to boost your career. If you’re an ambitious teacher or education practitioner looking to move up the career ladder, a professional and personal development course can be a great way to upskill for senior roles in management; here’s why: 

It supports a range of professions

Our Professional Development in Education course is a generic master’s award, suitable for educators across every specialism. Career opportunities include working as senior leaders or directors, as well as jobs in higher and further education.

It nurtures leadership talent

The course is designed to cultivate the education leaders of the future, focusing on management skills, programme development skills, as well as the ability to analyse and apply pedagogical research in real-life settings.

It is tailored for personal development goals

Not only do our tutors support your career development, but they will also work with you to discuss your personal ambitions and objectives, ensuring you have the right tools to grow as an individual.

It can give you better self-awareness and direction

The first step of any personal development course is increasing your self-awareness. This is followed by establishing a direction in your work, ultimately leading to enhanced motivation and drive.

It can help with a career change

As well as supporting the usual educations career paths, a Professional Development in Education course can help you get into alternative lines of work. If you’re looking for a career change, this programme could open doors in non-profit organisations, curriculum sales, social work, education policy development, or even consultancy.

Enrolling at the University of Bolton in January 2021 also means joining a well-established Postgraduate community, and being among other great educators like yourself. We are one of the largest providers of teacher training in the UK, and rank No.2 in the UK for Teaching Quality for Education Courses (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021), as well as in Top 50 UK Universities in The Guardian University League Tables 2021.

Students have also voted us No.1 in the North West (and No.3 in the UK) for Student Satisfaction in Education Courses in the Complete University Guide 2021. So there’s nowhere better to enjoy teacher professional development than the University of Bolton!

To enrol in January 2021, go to our course page for details.

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