Programme Structure

The Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) was founded in 2007 with a view to develop educators to teach the Institute’s Secondary Curriculum in a way that inspires and motivates secondary students. Since then, it has been evaluated and developed annually to ensure that the programme is fit for purpose and meets the ever-changing needs of students and communities on the ground.

While incremental changes and improvements have been made regularly, a significant restructuring of the programme has taken place for those cohorts joining in 2017 and beyond. The programme has been revised to greatly increase STEP students’ practical classroom skills and teaching experience for when they go on to teach in the field and for their long-term development that goes beyond the mandatory three years in the field post their graduation.

 

 

Programme Structure

 

MA in Muslim Societies and Civilisations

(Academic Focus) – awarded by SOAS

 

PGDip in Teaching and Reflective Practice

(Practice-Based Focus with vastly enhanced initial teacher training and classroom hours) –  awarded by UCL

 

The overall structure of the programme is:

Year

Programme Elements

Teaching Practice

Provider

 

STEP  Year 1

MA in Muslim Societies and Civilisations – Foundation Phase 

Teaching practice in UK Religious Education Centres

IIS

Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Reflective Practice (PGDip)

UK mainstream school teaching placements (intensive)

IOE

 

STEP  Year 2

MA in Muslim Societies and Civilisations – Advance Phase 

Teaching practice in UK Religious Education Centres and students’ home contexts

IIS

Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Reflective Practice (PGDip)

 

 

IOE

Download the full programme specifications for STEP MA here: 

Download the full programme specifications for STEP PGDip here: