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This is a primary education degree with a specialism in teaching three to seven year-olds. Gain the skills, experience and ability you will need to teach early years children aged between three and seven. Through group work, you will develop your passion for working with children and build your knowledge of psychology, sociology, pedagogy and philosophy. You will undertake a two to seven-week placement in a school during each year of study, and this practical experience will help you to hit the ground running in your first teaching job after graduation. The opportunity to study specific areas, such as child-initiated learning, will also give you a focus for when you start teaching in schools. We have been identified as one of the leading teacher training providers in England. We are one of only 25 universities to have had their initial teacher training allocations confirmed for the next three years, an acknowledgement by the Department for Education of their excellent provision. RESIDENTIALS During your first year you will have the opportunity to take part in a residential experience. This will be a chance to meet new friends and take part in a number of challenges to develop your problem solving and team working skills. Activities can include rock climbing, gorge scrambling, mountaineering, walking, canoeing and kayaking alongside academic tasks. PLACEMENTS To gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you will be required to undertake a two to seven-week placement in a school during each year of study. This will give you the practical experience required to help you hit the ground running with your first teaching job after graduation.
Year 1 Core Modules:
- Introduction to the Early Years Curriculum
- Mathematics in the Early Years Foundation Stage
- Language, Communication & Literature in the Early Years
- Play, Learning & Development
- Teaching & Learning 1 (3-7)
- School Experience, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) & Employability 1
- Historical & International Perspectives of Early Childhood Education
- Teaching & Learning 2 (3-7)
- Introduction to Subject Specialism 2
- School Experience, CPD & Employability 2
- Core Subjects at Key Stage 1
- Foundation Subjects at Key Stage 1
- Creativity Through The Curriculum
- English & Maths: Progression in Learning
- Becoming a Subject Co-ordinator
- Teaching & Learning 3 (3-7)
- Major Independent Study
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
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How to apply
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|Campus name||Headingley Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||A minimum of 80 points from two A levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language, Mathematics, Science and two other subjects at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent). Key Skills, Functional Skills and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy/Literacy are not accepted in place of GCSEs.|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Suitable applicants will be invited to an interview as part of the admissions process - interviews will be held between December and March. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further interview details.
Fees and funding
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