It’s not just what children learn, but the context in which they learn, which affect their life experiences. Many other factors can also impact on education outcomes. Our course explores all these fascinating ideas, and will prepare you for teaching or a range of careers relating to education.
Our BA (Hons) in Primary Education Studies course is the first step towards a rewarding career in education, and possibly becoming a primary school teacher. With a balance of theory and reflection on current practice, you’ll graduate with a thorough understanding of education history, policy and current professional practice in the primary school classroom in areas such as developing children’s mathematical and literacy skills, the wider curriculum subjects, lesson planning, and classroom management.
Our course is designed for those looking for a career working with or for children of primary school age and/or their families. The key focus is on children of primary school age and includes educational, health, welfare, psychological, sociological, legal, philosophical, political and economic perspectives.
You will gain the knowledge and understanding you need to prepare lessons, manage classroom behaviour and teach literacy and numeracy. You will have opportunities to observe teaching practice in local schools and on completion of the course you will be ideally placed to gain a place on a postgraduate teacher training course.
Our course offers entry onto postgraduate initial teacher training as well as a range of other careers in the fields of education, social care and health. Careers including Family Support and Social Work, Nursing and related disciplines, Early Year’s settings, International, National and Regional Aid work with children and their families, postgraduate study and research.
Assessments on our course include the following activities:
There are also opportunities for informal (formative assessment) to give you the necessary support and opportunities to be an active learner and to make contributions to our learning community in lectures, seminars or online groups. Your tutors will monitor individual, group and cohort learning in order to personalise teaching approaches so that you learn in the way that is most suited to you.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
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You will be encouraged to seek volunteering opportunities in a range of schools or other provisions for primary aged children as a means of gaining direct experience of observing professional practice at first hand. Such experiences will inform and support your academic studies by providing an understanding of varied contexts for the education and care of primary age children based on personal experience and reflection. It is anticipated that through such focused volunteering work and observation you will enhance your personal profiles for employability, or postgraduate teacher training.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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