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School of Education | BA Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (with Year Abroad)

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Program Duration

48 monthsProgram duration

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Main Subject Area

Education and TrainingMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Education and Training

Degree

BA

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

BA Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (with Year Abroad) at Durham University

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Gain all the knowledge, skills and experience you’ll need to become a first-rate primary teacher. Explore all facets of education to hone your skills and develop your own educational philosophy to make a difference to your pupils’ lives.


At Durham University, our vision is to be a leader in the development of high-quality teachers who aspire, through their scholarly, reflective and inspirational practice, to make a difference to the lives of their students, both now and in the future.


To achieve this vision, Durham’s Initial Teacher Training (ITT) curriculum is co-designed and delivered in collaboration between university-based and school-based expert colleagues. The Core Content Framework (CCF) explains the areas of expertise that trainees need to learn during the ITT year, as a minimum entitlement. The careful integration of all elements of the CCF forms the core of Durham’s BA Primary Education curriculum. Durham’s ITT curriculum places great emphasis on enhancing trainees’ subject knowledge and teaching for understanding – trainees ‘learn that’ and ‘learn how to’. The ITT curriculum also integrates additional analysis and critique of theory, research and expert practice that tutors and school expert partners consider appropriate.


The BA Primary Education ensures that what we teach is informed by a range of high-quality research evidence.


The Primary Education degree is ideal if you are committed to a teaching career in a primary school. You will complete a minimum of 120 days school experience, including training about whole-school issues that affect children’s learning environment. You will also engage in Intensive Training & Practice opportunities which strengthen links between evidence and classroom practice. The degree programme offers the opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and this is awarded through an accredited provider, Newcastle University.


The degree develops the professional knowledge and understanding to provide a foundation for effective teaching in a primary school. This includes:


  • An understanding of responsibilities and roles of the primary teacher;
  • An understanding of schools and the National Curriculum as the framework for children’s formal learning;
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of core National Curriculum subjects;
  • Knowledge and understanding of foundation primary curriculum subjects;
  • Classroom effectiveness, drawing upon expertise of expert teachers;
  • Personal educational philosophy;
  • Development of a professional identity.


The School of Education's students graduate with a broad range of transferable skills which open the door to careers across a wide range of sectors in the education sector and beyond.


Our BA in Primary Education offers the opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status with most graduates progressing directly into teaching. Graduates of the BA in Education Studies degrees move into a diverse range of roles including educational research, publishing, education administration, policy making and management as well as roles in the commercial or public sector. Some students choose further study, progressing to doctoral programmes, while others choose a Masters degree or a PGCE in Primary or Secondary Education.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Program overview

Main Subject

Education and Training

Degree

BA

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

BA Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (with Year Abroad) at Durham University

[email protected]


Gain all the knowledge, skills and experience you’ll need to become a first-rate primary teacher. Explore all facets of education to hone your skills and develop your own educational philosophy to make a difference to your pupils’ lives.


At Durham University, our vision is to be a leader in the development of high-quality teachers who aspire, through their scholarly, reflective and inspirational practice, to make a difference to the lives of their students, both now and in the future.


To achieve this vision, Durham’s Initial Teacher Training (ITT) curriculum is co-designed and delivered in collaboration between university-based and school-based expert colleagues. The Core Content Framework (CCF) explains the areas of expertise that trainees need to learn during the ITT year, as a minimum entitlement. The careful integration of all elements of the CCF forms the core of Durham’s BA Primary Education curriculum. Durham’s ITT curriculum places great emphasis on enhancing trainees’ subject knowledge and teaching for understanding – trainees ‘learn that’ and ‘learn how to’. The ITT curriculum also integrates additional analysis and critique of theory, research and expert practice that tutors and school expert partners consider appropriate.


The BA Primary Education ensures that what we teach is informed by a range of high-quality research evidence.


The Primary Education degree is ideal if you are committed to a teaching career in a primary school. You will complete a minimum of 120 days school experience, including training about whole-school issues that affect children’s learning environment. You will also engage in Intensive Training & Practice opportunities which strengthen links between evidence and classroom practice. The degree programme offers the opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and this is awarded through an accredited provider, Newcastle University.


The degree develops the professional knowledge and understanding to provide a foundation for effective teaching in a primary school. This includes:


  • An understanding of responsibilities and roles of the primary teacher;
  • An understanding of schools and the National Curriculum as the framework for children’s formal learning;
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of core National Curriculum subjects;
  • Knowledge and understanding of foundation primary curriculum subjects;
  • Classroom effectiveness, drawing upon expertise of expert teachers;
  • Personal educational philosophy;
  • Development of a professional identity.


The School of Education's students graduate with a broad range of transferable skills which open the door to careers across a wide range of sectors in the education sector and beyond.


Our BA in Primary Education offers the opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status with most graduates progressing directly into teaching. Graduates of the BA in Education Studies degrees move into a diverse range of roles including educational research, publishing, education administration, policy making and management as well as roles in the commercial or public sector. Some students choose further study, progressing to doctoral programmes, while others choose a Masters degree or a PGCE in Primary or Secondary Education.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

4 Years
Sep-2024

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

9,250 GBP
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International Students

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Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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