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Teaching, Learning and Child Development, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) Cambridge, United Kingdom
This inspiring and innovative course is for students seeking an alternative route to a career as a primary school teacher or working with children and young people in a variety of educational settings. 
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Overview

Throughout the programme you will develop your own interests and choose a subject specialism in Computing or Special Educational Needs, as well as enhancing your subject knowledge in English, Mathematics and Science. 

If you are passionate about developing your knowledge and understanding of teaching, learning and child development, complemented by gaining the necessary skills to apply for postgraduate teacher training opportunities in order to become a creative primary teacher, then this is the programme for you.

  • Develop professional skills through placements and our excellent links with employers to enhance your employability while you study;
  • Undertake extensive preparation to apply for, and study, postgraduate teacher training opportunities in order to enter primary school teaching.

Career Prospects

This degree provides ideal preparation for applying to a postgraduate route in primary teacher training. You will also graduate well placed for a range of other careers, including becoming a learning mentor, pastoral care worker, pastoral team leader or pastoral support officer. Alternatively, you may decide to work supporting children in settings such as youth work, social services in a Local Authority, or within the children’s workforce.To facilitate your career choices, we organise meetings between students and employers from public, private and voluntary early years settings as well as representatives from supply agencies.You will be offered advice and guidance from a careers adviser and receive support from a volunteer coordinator to help identify placement and enhancement opportunities. We will help you to create an effective CV and personal statement and provide you with an opportunity to develop your job application skills and interview techniques.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Personal Professional Development
  • Theories of Learning and Child Development
  • Equality and Diversity 
  • Pedagogy and Principles of Teaching 
  • Preparing to Teach: Key Stage
  • Personal Professional Development 
  • Behaviour for Learning 
  • Leading Learning and Teaching
  • Preparing for Research 
  • Preparing to Teach: The Core Subjects
  • Personal Professional Development
  • The Research Project
  • Preparing to Teach: The Foundation Subjects 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

112 UCAS Tariff points, for which no specific subjects are required, plus GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of ‘Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults’. Further information will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

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