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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom


Full Time: 3 Years
This BA Primary Education (QTS) programme is specifically designed to enable students to develop a strong identity as a primary teacher.
This course offers the option to study a range of modules within the disciplines of art, English, mathematics and music. Additionally, you will have the option to undertake modules from contemporary issues in education, thus providing you with a broad and deep understanding of education in the twenty-first century. 
Throughout your three years with us, you will complete two optional modules alongside four compulsory modules per academic year. All your modules are carefully aligned to develop and nurture your enthusiasms and ambitions. You will leave the course with a strong identity as a beginner teacher with the scope to further develop into an educator of the future.
This course will enable you to get a job as a primary school teacher following graduation. There is a high demand for primary school teachers and many of our graduates are offered jobs before they have finished the course. Furthermore, in the UK, we have been ranked in the top ten for Education in the Guardian University Guide for over a decade.
You will divide your time between studying modules on professional skills such as the core National Curriculum subjects, including Information and Communications Technology (ICT). You will develop skills essential to the role of a teacher, including leadership, classroom management, and evaluation and assessment. You can then put these skills into practice through professional placements, which take place throughout the course. Additionally you will study professional legal requirements, and investigate the role of the teacher and how children develop.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30