PGCE Education - Primary Education
This course prepares you to teach within the 4-11 age range. It leads to qualified teaching status within primary school. Successful completion qualifies you to seek registration with the General Teaching Council of Northern Ireland and the religious certificate is recognised by all four churches within Northern Ireland.
The major aim of this course is to help you acquire competence in the basic skills of teaching and classroom management within the primary school. In order to ensure a close link between theory and practice, the course includes both university and school-based work throughout the year. In total, you will spend 19 weeks in school and 19 weeks in university.
The course promotes your intellectual development and preparation for teaching and incorporates critical reflection in education issues, theories, and classroom practice.
For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements. These vary depending on the course and are detailed online. If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit ulster.ac.uk/englishrequirements for more details on English language requirements.
For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.
To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).
Year of entry: 2020/21
Postgraduate Information Session 26 March 2020
Register at: ulster.ac.uk/pg-information-events
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Teaching and related professions.