Introduction

This programme offers the opportunity to gain a GTCS recognised qualification in Mindfulness through practice, reflection and greater understanding of the impact of mindfulness in the classroom.

Study Information

At a Glance

Learning Mode
Online Learning
Degree Qualification
ISS
Duration
24 months
Study Mode
Part Time
Start Month
September or January
Location of Study
Aberdeen
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Mindfulness is an innate capacity of the mind to be aware of the present moment in a non-judgemental way. It opens up the possibility for more self-awareness, better concentration, emotional intelligence and self -regulation, including the ability to manage anxiety and stress.

Mindfulness Professional Recognition is delivered with a focus on development of your own practise, ability to gain greater self-awareness through reflection and an understanding of the impact, ethics and tools for taking mindfulness into the classroom.

We are not training you to be a mindfulness teacher, you are already a trained teacher, we are supporting you to:

  • Effectively lead mindfulness sessions
  • Understand the core principles of mindfulness
  • Develop an effective mindfulness strategy for the classroom, with consideration of ethical, moral issues and the potential impact of mindfulness

In addition to the professional recognition from the General Teaching Council of Scotland (GTCS), you will be awarded 30 credits at masters level which can be used towards a flexible route to Masters in Education.

What You'll Study

GTCS accreditation and the 30 Scottish master’s APL award is a 4 stage process :

  • Mindfulness training through our Discovering Mindfulness (on-line 12 week ) course or approved provider- an additional fee required for this course.
  • Mindfulness practice and reflection (6 months): assessed through reflective and academic writing(1500 words).
  • Mindfulness in the Classroom (on-line 12 week )course- an additional fee required for this course.
  • Professional Enquiry project : Research in applying mindfulness to an area of interest within the field of Education(4500 words).
  • On successful completion of all four stages participants will create and submit an e- portfolio for assessment and accreditation.
Degree Content

Degree Content

This programme offers the opportunity to gain a GTCS recognised qualification in Mindfulness through practice, reflection and greater understanding of the impact of mindfulness in the classroom.


Compulsory Courses

Mindfulness is an innate capacity of the mind to be aware of the present moment in a non-judgemental way. It opens up the possibility for more self-awareness, better concentration, emotional intelligence and self -regulation, including the ability to manage anxiety and stress. Mindfulness Professional Recognition is delivered with a focus on development of your own practise, ability to gain greater self-awareness through reflection and an understanding of the impact, ethics and tools for taking mindfulness into the classroom.

We are not training you to be a mindfulness teacher, you are already a trained teacher, we are supporting you in developing you own mindfulness practise in order to lead mindfulness sessions, an understanding of the core principles of mindfulness, enabling you to develop a mindfulness strategy for the classroom, ethical and other issues specifically aimed at implementing mindfulness in a classroom.

In addition to the professional recognition from the General Teaching Council of Scotland (GTCS), you will be awarded 30 credits at masters level which can be used towards a flexible route to Masters in Education.

We will endeavour to make all course options available; however, these may be subject to change. Further information about potential changes can be viewed here.

How You'll Study

As a fully online programme this module is delivered through:

  • Online seminars with a range of supporting resources.
  • Live collaborate practise and discussion sessions
  • Online discussion forum

Learning Methods

  • E-learning
  • Individual Projects
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials

Assessment Methods

A completed portfolio will be required for assessment.

Why Study Mindfulness Professional Recognition?

Key Features

  • GTCS Professional Recognition in Mindfulness
  • Learning to develop and safely implement a mindfulness strategy in a classroom environment
  • Integrating Mindfulness into your professional practice
  • Continuing your professional development

Entry Requirements

  • Letter of support from your headteacher (GTCS requirement)
  • A teaching Qualification either PGDE or MA Education
  • GTCS Registration Certificate

Qualifications

The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

An undergraduate degree (Hons 2.2 or better) is a normal requirement, including a teaching qualification, either PGDE or MA Education.

Please enter your country to view country-specific entry requirements.

English Language Requirements

To study for a Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 62 with: Listening - 59; Reading - 59; Speaking - 59; Writing - 59

Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency:

OVERALL - 176 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

Read more about specific English Language requirements here.

Document Requirements

You will be required to supply the following documentation with your application as proof you meet the entry requirements of this degree programme. If you have not yet completed your current programme of study, then you can still apply and you can provide your Degree Certificate at a later date.

Degree Certificate
a degree certificate showing your qualifications
Degree Transcript
a full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your degree(s) (original & official English translation)
Personal Statement
a detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular programme
Reference x 2
two reference letters, one of which should be from your university discussing your academic ability. If you have been out of education for a long time you may wish to use your current or most recent employers, or other professional individuals

International Applicants

Should your programme necessitate a visit to the University you may find the following information helpful.

Fee Information

Tuition Fees will be charged as per Postgraduate Taught Modular Fee Programmes. Students are expected to undertake 30 credits.

Please note below that there are two fee rates : Home / EU / RUK and International. Your fee classification will be determined upon submission of an application.

Discovering Mindfulness and Mindfulness in the classroom are both on-demand courses with separate fees . Please follow links to find the current fee for each course.

Please refer to our InfoHub Tuition Fees page for fee information for this programme, or contact education@abdn.ac.uk.

Additional Fee Information

  • In exceptional circumstances there may be additional fees associated with specialist courses. Any additional fees for a course can be found in our Catalogue of Courses.
  • For more information about tuition fees for this programme, including our refund policy, please visit our InfoHub Tuition Fees page.

Scholarships

Eligible self-funded international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Visit our Funding Database to find out more and see our full range of scholarships.

Careers

There are many opportunities at the University of Aberdeen to develop your knowledge, gain experience and build a competitive set of skills to enhance your employability. This is essential for your future career success. The Careers and Employability Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices throughout your time with us, from first to final year – and beyond.

Professional Links

Visit the GTCS Professional Recognition website for more information.

Accreditation

This APL module holds accreditation from General Teaching Council of Scotland.

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Our Experts

Other Expert
Colette Nora Savage, The University of Aberdeen

Information About Staff Changes

You will be taught by a range of experts including professors, lecturers, teaching fellows and postgraduate tutors. Staff changes will occur from time to time.

Get in Touch

Contact Details

Address
School of Education
University of Aberdeen
MacRobert Building
King's College
Aberdeen
AB24 5UA