Have you always wanted to teach in a primary school and make a real and positive impact on the education of young people? Are you passionate about primary education and want to share your enthusiasm with others?
The course takes place in both university and primary school settings to provide authentic learning and teaching experiences which will effectively prepare student teachers to inspire learners to achieve the four purposes of the Curriculum for Wales.
We work in partnership with schools who have been selected for their excellent provision and sustained record of high-quality mentoring and involvement with initial teacher education. Many of our lead partnership schools play an active role in shaping the developing Curriculum for Wales, influencing policy, school-to-school improvement and raising standards.
The course focuses on the development of knowledge in the Areas of Learning and Experience, practical skills, wider skills and the professional competences required to become a highly effective teacher.
From September 2022, if you choose to study at least 40 credits of your course through the medium of Welsh, you can apply for a scholarship to receive £500 per year from Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. Click here for more information.
What you will study
This Initial Teacher Education course will provide you with excellent personal and professional learning opportunities which aim to meet the needs of individual student teachers and learners in schools.
Year One: Primary Initial Teacher Education with QTS
Core Studies 1 – (20 credits) Core module
Professional and Pedagogical Studies 1 – (20 credits) Core module
Subject Studies 1A – (40 credits) Core module
Subject Studies 1B – (20 credits) Core module
Professional Learning and Development 1 – (20 credits) Core module
Year Two: Primary Initial Teacher Education with QTS
Core Studies 2 – (20 credits) Core module
Professional and Pedagogical Studies 2- (20 credits) Core module
Subject Studies 2A – (40 credits) Core module
Subject Studies 2B – (20 credits) Core module
Professionalism Learning and Development 2 – (20 credits) Core module
Year Three: Primary Initial Teacher Education with QTS
Core Studies 3 – (20 credits) Core module
Professional and Pedagogical Studies 3 – (20 credits) Core module
Subject Studies 3A – (40 credits) Core module
Subject Studies 3B – (20 credits) Core module
Professional Learning and Development 3 – (20 credits) Core module
This module involves developing an understanding of the elected Area of Learning and Experience in the context of the role of the teacher. You will begin to establish links between theory and practice and acquire knowledge, skills and understanding in literacy, numeracy and digital competence as applied to a range of professional contexts. This module will provide you with a knowledge and understanding of Areas of Learning and Experience and opportunities to lead curriculum developments in school. It will ensure that you are highly-skilled in literacy, numeracy and the use of digital technology to enhance learning.
Professional and Pedagogical Studies
Across the three years, professional and pedagogical studies, will provide you with the foundations for the development of the knowledge and skills of an effective teacher. This module will introduce you to the relevant professional and pedagogical topics and themes and develop your knowledge and understanding of effective classroom practice. Content is underpinned by the Professional Standards for Teaching and Leadership (2017) which will enable you to critically reflect upon current educational issues in order to evaluate their impact on teaching and learning. There will be a focus upon teacher’s responsibilities including establishing relationships with all stakeholders. Aspects of leadership will become an additional focus towards the end of the course.
Subject Studies A
This module will enable you to gain subject knowledge of Mathematics and Numeracy; Languages, Literacy and Communication; Science and Technology and Welsh language development for the relevant stage of learning. The module will enable you to acquire and develop the skills for creative, effective delivery and assessment of experiential learning for the relevant stage of learning. You will develop an understanding and skill of an integrated approach (including development of the Cwricwlwm Cymreig), to curriculum subject delivery. You will work in genuinely progressive and collaborative relationships with others on a national and international level through the sharing of their own research-informed action enquiry. You will also further extend personal language skills, knowledge and understanding of the learning and teaching of Welsh.
Subject Studies B
Within Subject Studies B, you will begin to develop an understanding of how learners learn within and across the Areas of Learning and Experience of Expressive Arts; Health and Well-being and Humanities. As part of this module, you will begin to develop your knowledge and understanding of how to plan for authentic learning experiences with clear attention to the development of Cwricwlwm Cymreig. In addition, the importance of the development of literacy, numeracy and digital competence skills and how these will support learners’ progress within the Areas of Learning and Experience will also be explored.
Professional Learning and Development
This module will begin the process of student teachers becoming reflective, resilient, lifelong learners, purposefully engaged in professional learning and development and well-being. You will begin to develop the ability to adapt and use appropriate time management strategies in order to manage your workload effectively. You will begin to develop an understanding of the requirements of self and peer assessment practices and evaluate relevant concepts and approaches. In addition, you will begin to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to your roles and responsibilities during your school experiences and contribute to the achievement of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as identified in the Professional Standards for Teaching and Leadership (2017).
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