19/08/2020

Categories: Education and Teacher Training, Postgraduate

Why Educators Need Professional Development to Stay Competent

Professional development is important in every career, but in education it can be the difference between a good school and agreat school.

For educators, there are many ways to expand skills and knowledge, and even great teachers can benefit from further studies. Because the truth is, we can always do more for our students. That’s why the MEd Professional Development in Education Postgraduate course at the University of Bolton is such a powerful platform for teaching professionals who want to progress in their careers.

Here are three reasons why continuing professional development is essential for all educators.

1. Continued learning helps us find better ways to teach

In order to keep on growing, teachers should have a desire to keep on learning. Being able to maximise your potential not only keeps you motivated and results-driven, but you will be able to learn new teaching techniques to help your students. 

2. Increased insight and knowledge

As well as discovering better, more effective ways to teach, continuing professional development through Postgraduate studies also gives you access to the latest insights in the education sector. Our master’s course at Bolton University combines research on current key issues, with the principles and theories that underpin best practice.

3. Continuing professional development ensures job satisfaction

Staying competitive to deliver the best possible education for children is the biggest benefit of a master’s in Education. But for teachers, there’s also a chance of progression, more responsibility at work, and greater job satisfaction.

It’s an unbeatable feeling when strategy and ideas come to fruition and student improvements can be measured. If you’re a teacher, lecturer or other education professional wishing to improve your professional practice, head over to our MEd Professional Development in Education course page to find out more.

Our course can be the platform you need to access to higher levels of responsibility at work, and our supportive course leaders will work with you to improve in the areas you’re most passionate about. We offer one-to-one mentoring and have small class sizes to ensure the best teaching quality.

In fact, we rank in the Top 5 in Teaching Quality across the whole of the UK (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2021 and 2020), making us one of the best universities in the country for studying your Postgraduate degree.

We’ve also been voted No.1 in the North West for Student Satisfaction for the past three years (Complete University Guide in 2021, 2020 and 2019), so you’ll be able to enjoy a fantastic university experience at the University of Bolton.

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