MTL Early Childhood and Primary Education

GUIDELINES with respect to the Entry Requirements for Master in Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood and Primary Education)


The Bye-Laws of 2015 Article 6(a) with respect to the Degree of Master in Teaching and Learning state that:
 “In addition to the requirements for admission as specified in bye-law 5,
(a) applicants choosing the area of Early Childhood and Primary Education shall be in possession of one of the following qualifications:
 (i) a first cycle degree in Early Childhood Education and Care; or 
(ii) a first cycle degree with a main area of study that is a subject directly related to at least one subject taught as part of the Primary Education Curriculum; or 
(iii) a first cycle degree with a main area of study in an area related to human/child development or
childhood”.

Examples of undergraduate degrees falling under (ii) and (iii) above are listed below:

(ii) Primary Curriculum Learning Area 
(BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) unless otherwise specified)

Languages
  • English 
  • Linguistics
  • Maltese

Mathematics 
  • Mathematics 

Science and Technology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Health and Physical Education
  • Applied Food and Nutritional Sciences
  • Sports and Active Lifestyles

Religious and Ethics Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Theology

Humanities and Education for Democracy Anthropology
  • Archaeology 
  • Contemporary Mediterranean Studies  
  • Earth Systems
  • European and Global History
  • Geography
  • History
  • Social Studies
  • Sociology

Visual and Performing Arts 
  • Bachelor in Dance Studies (Honours)
  • History of Art
  • Music Studies
  • Theatre Studies

(iii) Human / Child development or Childhood
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Communication Therapy 

Degrees that include a minimum of 70 ECTS credits in one or more of the above mentioned subjects will also be accepted. For example:

BA (Maltese and English) includes a minimum of 70 ECTS credits in Maltese and a minimum of 70 ECTS credits in English;

BA (Maltese and Spanish and Latin American Studies) includes a minimum of 70 ECTS credits in Maltese;

BSc (Mathematics and Physics) includes a minimum of 70 ECTS credits in mathematics and 70 ECTS credits in physics;

BSc (Mathematics and Computing) includes a minimum of 70 ECTS credits in mathematics;

BA (Psychology and English) includes a minimum of 70 ECTS credits in Psychology and a minimum of 70 ECTS credits in English;

BA (Psychology and Arabic) includes a minimum of 70 ECTS credits in Psychology

Other degrees may also be considered by the University Admissions Board on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education Admissions Committee. Applicants wishing to present a degree not listed above are advised to write a letter to the Faculty of Education Admissions Committee on mtl.educ@um.edu.mt, enclosing a copy of their degree transcript and listing those study-units they believe to constitute a minimum of 70 ECTS credits in one of the areas listed above.  

as at 15th July 2015 

 



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