With a child-centred philosophy, supported by up-to-date evidence on best practice, this combined degree produces teachers who understand the attributes of inclusive education, the development and learning of young people, and the importance of life-long learning. It focuses on the values, disposition, knowledge and practical teaching skills required to provide a high quality educational environment for children, and to make a difference in the lives and future of the next generation.
Graduates are equipped to work with children throughout their formative years and will be qualified to become both an early childhood educator and a primary school teacher.
Students will study child development, the role of play in learning, literacy and numeracy, teaching students with diverse needs, professional practice, and curriculum studies relating to the early childhood and primary years. Students will complete a number of practical teaching experiences throughout the degree in order to put theory into practice and to observe and reflect on the dynamics of the education environment.