Primary Education and Teaching BA (Hons) leading to Qualified Teacher Status

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We offer a three-year degree route for students wishing to become primary school teachers. The routes provide quality training for those wishing to teach in the 5-11 age range (Key Stages 1 and 2). The Advanced Study of Early Years route is for those wishing to teach in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 (3-7 age range).

Our courses offer three integrated elements of teacher education:

  • The development of your own specialist subject knowledge
  • The development of professional knowledge
  • Substantial teaching experience in schools and other settings (124 days)

Practical School Experience

You will spend time in partner schools gaining practical experience in the classroom and developing their t…

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We offer a three-year degree route for students wishing to become primary school teachers. The routes provide quality training for those wishing to teach in the 5-11 age range (Key Stages 1 and 2). The Advanced Study of Early Years route is for those wishing to teach in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 (3-7 age range).

Our courses offer three integrated elements of teacher education:

  • The development of your own specialist subject knowledge
  • The development of professional knowledge
  • Substantial teaching experience in schools and other settings (124 days)

Practical School Experience

You will spend time in partner schools gaining practical experience in the classroom and developing their teaching competence, for example:

  • Year One - Three days a week (Mon-Wed) for four weeks in the autumn term and a four week block in the summer term in another school;

  • Year Two - Six weeks in another school, followed later in the year by a two-week specialist experience of teaching in another educational setting, for example a special school, a hearing-impaired unit or bilingual learners' support service;
  • Year Three - Ten weeks in a different school in the spring term.

Indicative Course Content

  • Varied and effective model of teaching and learning, including lectures, seminars, small group tutorials and practical workshops
  • Intensive three-year programme which enables you to earn, not train, in the fourth year
  • Continuous assessment of progress
  • Extensive practical teaching experience
  • Valuable support from experienced mentor teachers and link tutors
  • Small, friendly group learning environment
  • Acquire a range of communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills that will be invaluable in a teaching career and beyond.

Subject Specialisms and Indicative Course Content

You will select one subject specialism. These five modules across three years are designed to develop students' knowledge and understanding of the subject at degree level.

The Advanced Study of Early Years (3-7 age range)

  • The Early Years Curriculum
  • The Framework of Services for Children
  • Child Development
  • The Role of Play in the Early Years
  • Childhood, Children's Rights and
  • Approaches to Education
  • Citizenship (5-11 age range)

    • Inequality and Disadvantage: Barriers to Citizenship
    • Citizenship: Local and Global
    • Race and Ethnicity
    • Rights and Responsibilities
    • Education and Equality
    • English (5-11 age range)

      • Literacy through Literature
      • Towards Subject Leadership: Developing a Policy Framework for Literature Study
      • Becoming a Writer
      • Towards Subject Leadership: Improving Children's Writing
      • Language and Literacy
      • ICT (5-11 age range)

        • Teaching the Computer
        • Publishing for Professional Use
        • Computer Games in Education
        • Technologies and Learning
        • ICT and Children
        • Mathematics (5-11 age range)

          • Problem Posing and Problem Solving
          • Teaching and Learning
          • Mathematics with ICT
          • Probability and Statistical Literacy
          • Geometry and Mathematical Reasoning
          • Number Theory
          • Natural Science (5-11 age range)

            • Science Foundation
            • Green Inheritance
            • Field Course: Asking and Answering
            • Natural Science Questions
            • Our Earth in Time and Space
            • Science Project

            Modern Foreign Languages

          • Becoming a Modern Foreign Languages Teacher
          • French in the Classroom
          • Primary Modern Languages and the Wider World
          • Culture and Content
          • Leading the way in
          • Science Foundation

Entry Requirements

BA (Hons) Primary Education & Teaching - Mathematics

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