Masters-level teacher preparation

Aileen Kennedy, Nicola Carse

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This chapter explores the idea of Masters-level Initial Teacher Education (ITE), beginning by looking at the wider global context which reflects a drive towards increasing Masters-level ITE, but with limited empirical evidence as to its effectiveness and a variety of claims as to its potential impact. It then goes on to examine aspects of the policy context in Scotland that are influence a growing move towards increased Masters-level ITE. This is followed by an overview of current practices, identifying three broad approaches: credits in courses, integrated Masters and full Masters. The chapter concludes by suggesting that while the direction of travel is clear, the underpinning rationale is much less so.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeacher Preparation in Scotland
EditorsRachel Shanks
Place of Publication[Bingley]
PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited
ISBN (Print)9781839094811
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2020


  • Masters-level Initial Teacher Education (ITE)
  • Scotland
  • education policy
  • teaching profession


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