University of Edinburgh
Primary Education (5-11)
The course trains students for all stages of the primary school; the student's placement experiences will cover 3 school settings: early years, middle primary and upper primary; each placement is preceded by study on a school-stage-related course at the University; each unit of study comprises 2 courses, 1 on preparation for teaching, the other a school placement course; in addition, students will undertake extensive reading; the courses involve learning in the domains of educational theory and practice, ensuring that students are well prepared to take on the professional role of a student teacher on placement; there is an emphasis on the development of collaborative working skills in problem-based learning contexts; most in-faculty learning is through lectures and workshop groups; there is an emphasis on collaborative and problem-based learning; students are also expected to build on their academic literacy skills from their undergraduate degree.
Applicants require a UK university degree, 2.1 preferred, or its international equivalent, in the subject to be taught and containing at least 2 graduating courses (80 credits) in the relevant subject, plus SQA Higher Grades at levels A, B or C (or equivalent) in English and SQA Standard Grades level 1 or 2 (or equivalent) in mathematics; applicants are also expected to have experience of working with children in an employment or volunteering capacity and an ability to reflect thoughtfully on that experience.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Moray House School of Education||Edinburgh||EH8 8AQ||Scotland|
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