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Masters degrees in Primary Education equip postgraduates with the skills to engage with and reflect upon strategies for improving education practise and policy within primary or elementary schools.
Taught MA and MEd (Master of Education) degrees are typical for the field. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, such as Education or Communications.
Courses in this field are often highly interdisciplinary, combining methodologies from disciplines such as psychology, anthropology and business management. Curriculum, pedagogy and assessment are the key themes which you will examine on both national and international scales, reflecting on current professional practices.
You will examine the role of education in the community, its impact on the development of literacy and children’s rights, as well as its effects on children’s cognition and behaviour. For example, you may explore the impact of bilingualism and multilingualism on child learning, or examine ways to support children with special needs.
Careers may include working as a subject leader, assistant head teacher or head teacher within a school, or as an inspector or policy maker within a local or national agency.
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The Primary Master's is intended for education professionals, policymakers and researchers at any stage of their career. Many students have relevant international experience and interests. Read more
The PGCE-MEd Primary Master's is intended for education professionals, policymakers and researchers at any stage of their career. Read more
The PACES Primary master is intended for education professionals, policymakers and researchers at any stage of their career. Many students have relevant international experience and interests. Read more
This degree is designed for anyone involved in the leadership of primary science. It will support you as you develop your ability to reflect critically on the leadership of the primary science curriculum and learning. Read more
Our Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Primary Education with Mathematics provides a high standard of training for those preparing to take up a teaching post in the primary school sector. Read more
Teaching in a primary school is one of the most rewarding careers you can have. You will be working with a team of teachers and other adults to support children (aged 5 to 11) to succeed inside and outside the classroom. Read more
The Master of Education in Early Childhood Education incorporates current educational research and theory and the most effective pedagogical practices within a wide range of contemporary educational issues. Read more
This teaching degree provides graduates with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to become primary school teachers. Time is spent both in the University and on classroom placements, ensuring that by the end of the course, trainees are confident professionals. Read more
Do you want to qualify as a primary teacher in Scotland? This qualification enables you to qualify as a teacher in 36 weeks if you have a degree from an education institution in the United Kingdom or equivalent from outside the United Kingdom. Read more
If you’re looking for a lifelong, challenging and exciting career, teaching may be for you. We were rated Outstanding in our most recent OFSTED inspection (2015/16) and we offer our students an exceptional training experience. Read more
The PGCE Primary provides a course in Initial Teacher Training which is accredited by the DfE. Successful completion of the course will provide you with a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), awarded by DfE and a PGCE (awarded by Durham University). Read more
If you want to gain a flying start to your teaching career by gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), but also want to highlight your mathematics expertise, this course is ideal for you. Read more