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Primary Education (Hons) is an exciting degree programme from University of Strathclyde designed to meet the recommendations of the 2010 Donaldson Report, Teaching Scotland’s Future. This course will allow students to study Primary Education along with other subjects in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and to work with a wide variety of students throughout their four-year programme.
A career in Primary Education is challenging and very rewarding. Primary teachers are faced each day with complex and demanding tasks. Teachers develop, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of study in all curricular areas (Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing, Languages, Literacy and English, Mathematics, Religious and Moral Education, Physical Education, Sciences, Social Studies and Technologies). They promote the social and personal development of all children, working with parents and fellow professionals both within and outwith the school.
We work in accordance with the Guidelines for Initial Teacher Education Courses and the Benchmark Statements issued by the General Teaching Council (Scotland) on behalf of the Scottish Government.
Most of our graduates go on to work as primary school teachers, working for the social and personal development of their pupils. A primary school teacher develops, plans, implements and evaluates teaching programmes in all areas of the curriculum. The role also involves working with parents and fellow professionals within and outwith the school.
Many graduates from Strathclyde also enjoy the benefits of the Scottish Government’s Teacher Induction Scheme, where they have a guaranteed one-year induction period in a Scottish primary school. While the BA (Hons) Primary Education course is directed mainly to the Scottish education system, the qualification is widely recognised in the rest of the UK, Ireland and in schools across the globe.
Teachers who work in Scotland are required to register with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).
With experience, teachers in Scotland can apply for posts as Principal Teacher, Deputy Head or Head Teacher. A number of graduates will become lecturers on initial teacher education courses, HM Inspectors or take on other development roles at Education Scotland or with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.
Accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).
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- Understanding Education in the 21st Century
- Placement & Curriculum
- Children’s Language, Literature & Literacy
- Learners & Learning
- Year 2 Pedagogy Placement
- Mathematics in the Primary School
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- 36 months
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- Honours: 480 credits
DisciplinesEducation Teaching Early Childhood Education View 186 other Masters in Teaching in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Highers (Standard Entry Requirements):
- 1st sitting: AAAB
- 2nd sitting: AAAAB (Higher English B, and Maths/Applications of Mathematics National 5 B, or equivalent)
- 1st sitting: AABB
- 2nd sitting: AAABB (including English B and Maths/Applications of Mathematics National 5 C)
- ABB-BBB (GCSE English language 6/B and English literature 6/B, GCSE maths 6/B)
- 36 (Maths SL5)
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International16000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA1820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 36 months.
- Rest of UK: £9,250 per year.
Living costs for Glasgow
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.