University Of Glasgow Primary Teaching

University Of Glasgow Primary Teaching

EDUCATION WITH TEACHING QUALIFICATION (PRIMARY) MEduc

TEACHING PRIMARY EDUCATION WITH TEACHING QUALIFICATION (DUMFRIES CAMPUS)

The Master of Education programme is an internationally recognised teaching qualification with a strong focus on the theory of learning and on how theory and practice are effectively used in the classroom to support all learners in the 21st century.

This programme offers you the opportunity to graduate with an MA (Hons) in Education with Teaching Qualification after four years of study or to progress to a Masters degree, where your fifth year of study will be undertaken once you have qualified as a teacher.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

YEAR 1

You will study the role of education within society and the nature of learning within the primary curriculum, and you will choose
a course of study for a period of two years from the School of Social & Political Sciences: Sociology, Politics, or Social & Public Policy.

If you intend to follow the Catholic Teacher’s Certificate in Religious Education, the University’s School of Education offers you the opportunity to study Theology.

YEAR 2

Your studies will build on the knowledge and skills gleaned in year 1 of the MEduc, following a similar pattern of courses but offering different learning contexts and new challenges.

University Of Glasgow Primary Teaching

YEAR 3

You will expand upon your understanding of teaching and its connection with theory, your knowledge and understanding of the primary curriculum and your ability to reflect and improve on your own practice. You will also begin to enquire systematically into your own practice and choose an area of study from a number of electives.

YEAR 4

You will develop and link the ideas of how education impacts on society, what the most effective practices within the classroom are, and how you can enquire into your own teaching and improve it by using evidence-based approaches. You will be able to take another elective in this year.

SPECIAL GLASGOW FEATURE

This is a Masters degree qualification with undergraduate entry. You will graduate after year 4 qualified to teach with a Masters Diploma in Education (a higher qualification than a BEd degree). At any stage in the subsequent five years you will be able to complete the remaining credits in fulfilment of your Masters degree. This can be done on a part-time basis while in full-time work as a teacher. Studies will continue to blend theoretical and research approaches with classroom practice.