Canterbury Christ Church University Primary Education

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Canterbury Christ Church University Primary Education

This course forms part of a suite of Initial Teacher Education courses at Canterbury Christ Church University. We provide a significant proportion of the teachers in the South-East of England, with a particular emphasis on Kent and Medway. Teachers from Canterbury Christ Church University work in a wide range of education settings and schools across the country and the wider world. The University is committed to training the next generation of outstanding teachers.

The BA (Hons) Primary Education offers you the opportunity to develop the key skills, knowledge and understanding required to meet the relevant professional standards required to enter into a career in teaching. During the course, a particular emphasis is placed on critical reflection, to help you to combine your understanding of theory and research in education with your professional practice. Canterbury Christ Church University will recommend to the Department for Education and the National College for Teaching and Leadership that successful students be awarded Qualified Teacher Status.

The BA (Hons) Primary Education will enable you to become a generalist primary classroom teacher, supporting you in reaching the National Standards to be a Qualified Teacher (QTS). You will also gain an Honours Degree. During the course you will gain a strong understanding of children’s learning and development, alongside experience of teaching the curriculum.

If you choose the Mathematics Specialist pathway, you will also be prepared to become a specialist teacher of primary mathematics, who leads mathematics across the school. You will study primary mathematics in depth, exploring the most effective ways of teaching mathematical ideas. This will lay the foundations for a position as mathematics specialist or subject leader at the beginning of, or later in, your teaching career. You will also gain a strong understanding and experience of teaching other subjects.

On successful completion of the course you will graduate and be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Following the award of QTS, and the successful completion of the Newly Qualified Teacher year, you will be qualified to teach the whole of the primary phase.