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M.A.T - Master of Arts in Teaching [Accredited]

PHILOSOPHY

The Master of Arts in teaching programme seeks to empower educators for professional practice and responsible leadership through a rich, varied and dy-namic curriculum and provides a higher degree pro-gramme that will enable the clientele to engage in continued research activities that contribute to sustain-able development.

RATIONALE

The present realities of education as a vehicle for sustainable development require a new approach in educating professionals who are reflective, articulate, resourceful, creative and goal-oriented. This view is based on the premise that the education of the twenty first century and beyond must be functional and rele-vant to the needs, challenges and changes around us.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T) programme is a graduate degree programme for all qualified persons who provide training in the fields of education, busi-ness, health and other private/public sectors. The M.A.T is designed to certify candidates in one of three-programme areas; Primary, Secondary and Adult Education. The course work integrates content and pedagogy with strong emphasis on essential teaching competencies.

Objectives

The programme:
  1. Provides the participants with an understanding of the current trends of creating and using tech-nology for sustainable education.
  2. Facilitates critical thinking for the growth and development of education.
  3. Exposes participants to a dynamic and integrated curriculum that will empower them to be good education practitioners.
  4. Enables the clientele to engage in worthwhile research that will result in increasing educational benefits.
  5. Empowers the participants to be involved in the integration of knowledge across fields of study.
  6. Provides the kind of environment that will inspire the clientele to become responsible leaders and entrepreneurs in the field of education.
  7. Facilitates the participants in designing, developing, implement-ing and evaluating educational programmes.
  8. Creates an awareness of the multicultural diversity of the soci-ety and the implications for education.
  9. Provides opportunities for a wide range of practical experiences in and out of the instructional setting.
  10. Helps the practitioner to understand self, become aware of the desirable values and ethics and be able to promote these for the betterment of the society.