University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Early Years Pedagogue

The course develops opportunities for students to view their work in nursery and early primary settings in Scotland, in line with contemporary research and international perspectives of what makes effective early years pedagogy. The Early Years Pedagogue incorporates the need for teachers and practitioners to critically reflect on the adult's role in developing and understanding young children's learning journeys and narratives alongside recognising the vital role that the environment has to play in developing health, wellbeing and achievement.

Entry requirements

The early years pedagogue is a specialist postgraduate route for general teaching council for Scotland registered teachers and Bachelor of Arts in childhood Practice Honours graduates, working in the early years 3 to 8.
Applicants should hold a post with an appropriate age group, or have sufficient guaranteed access to such a position in order to fulfil the assessment requirements of the modules.

Course modules

Postgraduate certificate classes; taking action: child, family and community efficacy; creating stimulating learning environments: indoors and out; listening to children and hearing their voices. Postgraduate diploma classes; diploma requires completion of 3 further modules. Students can choose 3 modules from the eyp programme or 2 modules from eyp and 1 from another modular Master's course.; the connected child: early child development; leading in a time of change; child-centred and child-focused approaches to practitioner research; learning and teaching.

Assessment methods

A range of practice, linked assessments have been developed to alongside module content.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MEd Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,200 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,400 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

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