Develop as a highly qualified, effective and confident teacher of physical education, with the knowledge, skills and practical approaches to put innovative teaching approaches into practice – working both independently and collaboratively; and achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The University’s Bedford campus is home to one of the largest education providers in the UK. We have well-established links with more than 500 schools across the Eastern Region which means that we are constantly at the forefront of educational developments. The quality of our provision is based on a long and established history of teacher education.
During the course, you will examine the role of physical education in, and beyond, the National Curriculum. You will develop an understanding of physical education as a subject, how it relates to pupils in school and wider society, along with learning how to apply knowledge from your first degree to teach pupils.
You will attend subject-specific sessions, lectures and seminars designed to develop awareness, and understanding, of general professional issues. You will also engage with relevant research literature and develop the skills of a reflective practitioner.
Areas of study include: practical areas, PE theory, planning and evaluation, teaching styles and strategies, differentiation, organisation, assessment and reporting.
Local and national demand for University of Bedfordshire graduate teachers is high. Annual destinations surveys show that 90% of graduate teachers will have secured full-time teaching posts to begin in the year of graduation, with a further 9% working in part-time teaching positions.
The course is framed by a commitment to help you to develop the characteristics of a University of Bedfordshire graduate teacher. You will be challenged to explore theories of teaching and learning and to examine the implications of such theories for your own development.
On completion of the course you will have the appropriate attitude, knowledge, skills and understanding to meet the needs of the children’s and schools’ workforce agenda and to lead learning and initiate change in educational settings.