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HertsCam is now recruiting for the MEd programme starting in September 2016.

The HertsCam MEd in Leading Teaching and Learning is a two-year, part-time master’s programme, which enables participants to become effective agents of change, by leading development projects to improve the quality of teaching and learning in their schools. The course is both practical and critical, leading to tangible improvements in educational practice and to advancements in professional knowledge.

The overall aim the degree is to allow educational practitioners to enhance their moral purpose of teaching as professionals and to develop their leadership capacity. Current MEd participants have commented on how the programme has strengthened their confidence and their ability to lead change and develop practice in their schools.

The master’s degree is awarded by the University of Hertfordshire, an academic partner of HertsCam, and is designed and taught by experienced scholar practitioners in HertsCam. This makes it the first master’s degree in the UK to be run by practising teachers. It is based on the recognition of the potential of teachers to build professional knowledge through dissemination, critical discussion and collaboration.

The MEd is nested within a network spanning many countries, including over 40 schools in the UK alone, so the impact of what participants do with the support of the HertsCam master’s will extend far beyond the schools directly involved.

It’s going to bring change within my institution, not just give me a qualification for doing some reading,” commented one current MEd participant.

Teachers, senior leaders and other educational practitioners can express their interest in the MEd programme by following this link: or by emailing

By Jasleen Dhillon, Executive Assistant – Education Policy and Practice

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