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Primary Education - PGCE


Course Description

Specialist pathways in Early Years (3-7), Primary (5-11), Special Educational Needs, Mathematics and Foreign Languages Leadership available. The pathways enable you to specialise in one area or phase but you will also train to teach across age ranges. The programme leads to 60 master’s credits and QTS.
-Experience inspirational teaching, individual support and high-quality phonics preparation
-Develop teaching skills and techniques, and acquire curriculum knowledge
-Benefit from strong links between schools and the University
-Once qualified, you will have been taught to specialise within your chosen age range, but will also be qualified to teach any primary age

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

Sample modules:
-The core subjects (English, maths and science)
-Professional studies
-The foundation subjects
-Special Educational Needs
-Leadership

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

In addition to the many masters' and PhD graduates, each year we have over 500 students become newly qualified teachers (NQTs). Our excellent links with local schools ensure that our employment rates are consistently high, with well over 90 per cent of our NQTs finding a teaching job last year.

With pay scales to match other industries, job security, an excellent pension and better work-life balance, teaching is becoming one of the most sought-after professions of today. Our masters' and professional courses have allowed many teachers to gain promotion within their institutions. A number of students also continue their studies onto EdD/PhD courses to develop a career in educational research.

Visit the Primary Education - PGCE page on the University of Reading website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) plus grade C or above in GCSE mathematics, science and English or equivalent. Prior experience (minimum two weeks) in a maintained primary or Early Years school required. You will also need to pass the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) skills tests and undertake a criminal record and occupational health check.

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