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Teachers: Qualifications

Volume 712: debated on Thursday 9 July 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what place child development and behaviour management will have in the new post post-graduate certificate in education qualification. [HL4589]

One of the four key content areas of the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL) includes coverage of child development and behaviour management. All participants will be required to cover the four content areas during the course of their MTL. These are set out in the MTL National Framework, which is the basis on which MTL providers are developing their MTL programmes. The MTL National Framework can be viewed at . As the MTL is a practice-based qualification, we would expect to see teachers emerging from the programme with well developed knowledge, skills and understanding relating to child development and behaviour management.