BA (Hons) Primary Education
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Why a degree in Primary Education?
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Primary school teachers play a central role in helping young children to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding across a range of subjects and experiences. Primary teachers therefore need a breadth of understanding across several subject disciplines as well as a clearly defined curriculum specialism.
Right from the beginning you will be placed in a Primary school which enables you to put into practice what you learn. By studying for this degree you will therefore be able to work towards both an academic qualification and a professional qualification, which is Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
Who is this degree aimed at?
The three year BA (Hons) in Primary Education degree is aimed at students who wish to become primary school teachers and be curriculum leaders in one of the core national curriculum subjects: English, Maths, Science or Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Working with children requires dedication, patience, sensitivity and enthusiasm but is both interesting and rewarding. If you think that you have these qualities then teaching may be the career for you.
Its been tough but very worth while…I feel that I have a fantastic education behind me now with a good understanding of education. I feel ready to work with professionals due to this course.Ian Proctor, Year 3 BA Primary Education
Where will you study?
The BA (Hons) Primary Education degree is based at the modern, purpose-built Queen's Campus in Stockton.
What will you study?
There are two major components to the degree: academic and professional. You will study six academic modules and one professional module each year. Academic modules consist of core English, Maths, Science and Education Studies. Students will also study an option module in either the Arts, Humanities, Modern Foreign Languages or Information and Communications Technology. The professional components focus on the professional standards required for the award of QTS. This includes at least 31 weeks school experience in a variety of schools and following a programme which addresses whole school issues affecting the learning environment of the child.
Further information on the content and structure of the course is available via the link below