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Study pedagogy abroad

An in-depth guide to studying pedagogy as an international student.

Pedagogy degrees abroad

Pedagogy is the academic study of teaching theories, methodologies, and practices. By taking a degree in pedagogy, you’ll learn how to promote positive learning outcomes in educational settings.

As a pedagogy student, you’ll develop the confidence and communication skills needed to guide pupils towards personal and academic success. You’ll become familiar with a range of teaching methods, and will learn how and when to implement them. You’ll also develop an understanding of pupils’ learning styles so that you can plan and deliver material that meets their needs.

Studying abroad is an invaluable chance to see how pedagogical approaches, settings, and policies differ between countries. Teaching people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures will transform you into a more effective and empathetic practitioner.

Pedagogy program structure

Bachelor’s programs in pedagogy are studied over three or four years. They’re typically offered as BA degrees, but Bachelor of Education (BEd) programs can be found. BEd degrees permit you to teach immediately after graduating, whereas BA students must complete a postgraduate teaching qualification to gain qualified teaching status.

It’s most common to study pedagogy as a master’s degree over one or two years. To enroll in these programs, you must already have a bachelor’s degree, but not in any specified discipline. In some countries, students will be granted qualified teaching status upon completing a pedagogy MA.

If you’re hoping to dive into some original research and contribute to scholarly discussions, you might consider pursuing a PhD. The length of doctorate degrees depends entirely on your project, but most last between four and six years.

Alongside attending theoretical lectures, seminars, and tutorials, you’ll plan and deliver practical sessions in educational settings. Assessment methods vary depending on the modules you choose, but reflective reports, research papers, presentations, and practical sessions will feature.

Here are some core units that appear in most pedagogy programs:

  • Pedagogical theories
  • Teaching styles, approaches, and methodologies
  • Learning styles and preferences
  • Learner-centered teaching
  • Contemporary issues and debates in education
  • Historical and contemporary perspectives in education
  • The critical and self-reflexive practitioner
  • Equality, diversity, and inclusivity in education

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Pedagogy study abroad programs

Pedagogy undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in pedagogy

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    American Dance Pedagogy - BSc Oklahoma City University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,276 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,276 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Music - Piano Pedagogy - BM Louisiana State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,700 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,700 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Educational Studies: Pedagogy - BA/BSc Alma College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    42,352 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 42,352 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Keyboard Pedagogy - BMus Stephen F. Austin State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,564 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,564 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Piano Pedagogy - BM Baylor University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    44,544 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,544 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Pedagogy graduate programs

Master's in pedagogy

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    Sport Pedagogy and Physical Education - MA University of Chichester, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,565 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,300 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Social and Cultural Pedagogy - MA Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,318 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,318 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Pedagogy and Learning - MEd Eastern New Mexico University, USA
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    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,314 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,314 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Music Education - Kodály Pedagogy - MM Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,034 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,034 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Music Performance - Piano Pedagogy Emphasis - MM Duquesne University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,000 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Doctorate in pedagogy

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    English Pedagogy and Technology - DA Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,200 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Future pedagogy careers

Pedagogy graduates go on to secure an array of exciting roles in the education sector and beyond. Your research, critical thinking, and presentation skills will make you the ideal candidate for any of the following positions:

  • Teacher
  • Teacher trainer
  • Special educational needs coordinator
  • Curriculum developer
  • Education policy analyst
  • Test and assessment developer
  • Community education officer
  • Education consultant

If you’re unsure what qualifications or experience you need to land your dream job, have a chat with your university’s careers office. They offer free, professional advice to all students, no matter their ambitions.