How does a three-year-old child learn to read? How do you write an individual teaching plan for a seven-year-old with dyslexia? How do you manage the behaviour of the five-year-olds you teach every day? On our three-year course, you’ll develop the professional skills you need to become a teacher, so that you can set high expectations of the pupils you teach, promote good progress within learning, secure and demonstrate good subject and pedagogical knowledge across the primary curriculum, and plan and teach well-structured lessons that are adapted to your pupils’ needs. You’ll also develop strong research skills, learning how to interpret the latest educational research and incorporate it into your teaching methods. This is so you can draw on research to guide your teaching in the classroom, innovate your approaches to classroom management and find solutions to issues that may arise. Some of the concepts you’ll explore include the importance of memory in the learning process, how to address common misconceptions within subjects and how to adapt your teaching to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. You will also learn the importance of reflective practice to support improvement. You’ll go on school placements in each year of study, gaining experience in teaching every phase from 3–11 year-olds, so that you can teach in Early Years through to Key Stage Two when you graduate. Features and Benefits
- Teaching excellence - We've been training teachers for over 100 years. You’ll be taught by lecturers who are experienced in both teaching and research.
- Gain teaching experience - You’ll spend a minimum of 120 days on placements over the three years, gaining experience across early years, key stage 1 and key stage 2.
- Course structure- – Most of your university sessions are taught in class-sized groups of around 30 students.
- Dedicated support - You’ll be part of a small tutor group and be allocated a personal tutor for the duration of your degree, to make sure you’re getting the support you need.
- Study abroad - There are opportunities for enrichment visits to look at education and schools in other countries.
- Qualified Teacher Status - When you complete your degree you will be recommended for QTS.
- Community of teachers - We train over 1,000 teachers every year, so you'll be joining a vibrant community of other student teachers and be able to share your experiences.
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:
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
All suitable applicants will be interviewed for this course. Interviews are currently conducted online. DBS, medical assessment and Child Disqualification checks are required. Instructions on how to complete these checks will be provided once you hold a firm offer for this course. Must have 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above to include English Language, Mathematics and Science. We may be able to offer the MMU Equivalency tests to those applicants who do not have sufficient grades in GCSE English Language, Mathematics or Science. IELTS 6.0 with no component below 5.5 taken within two years of course start date As per Department for Education requirements for teacher training courses, we are not able to accept Key Skills, Adult Numeracy and Literacy or Functional Skills as an alternative to GCSE English Language and Mathematics qualification. We are not able to accept Human Biology, Physiology, Environmental or Agricultural Science as an alternative to GCSE Science qualification. We are not able to consider Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A Levels, BTECs) as an alternative to GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science. Personal Statement plays important role in admissions process - successful candidates will demonstrate a good understanding of teaching and learning within a primary school setting. Candidates may wish to evidence their understanding by drawing on related examples or experiences, such as time spent in schools or other learning settings. Academic reference is preferable. If currently not in education, we will consider a professional reference.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Instructions on how to complete your Health check will be provided once you hold a firm unconditional offer for this course.
Remote interviews using Microsoft Teams or Zoom.
Satisfactory declaration in relation to the Childcare Disqualification Regulation Act 2009.
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Fees and funding
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