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Durham University

School of Education

Welcome to BA (Hons) Primary Education

Welcome to the BA Primary Education programme at Durham University.

Primary school teachers play an important role in helping children to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding. Our programme combines academic and professional learning, centred on research-informed practice.

As a student on the Primary Education programme you will be in the unique position of being both a trainee teacher and an undergraduate student. We ensure academic rigour underpins our own teaching, and use effective, evidence informed pedagogies to offer support and challenge in your development as independent, critical thinkers working towards a Durham University degree. We will support you to develop a deep knowledge of the primary curriculum and the confidence to teach in innovative ways that excite and motivate children. You will become a reflective and reflexive practitioner with the ability to respond to changes in your classroom and the ever changing landscape of education.

We are very much looking forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey to become an inspiring teacher.

Dr Rosie Ridgway, Director BA Primary Education

For more information about the BA (Hons) Primary Education programme please contact us via the Enquiries webform which you can find here.

Primary Education Student Life

Primary Education Graduate – From a parents point of view

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John McKewon is the father of Emily, Primary Education graduate, watch our video to see what it was like for him to be the parent of a Durham University student.

Primary Education Graduate – Why study at Durham

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Emily McKeown is a Primary Education graduate, watch our video to see what she studied at Durham and what it has to offer.

Primary Education Graduate – Being a mature student

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Michael Neasham is a Primary Education graduate, here he talks about what it is like being a mature student in the Department of Education.