All modules are compulsory to provide good coverage across all the key areas.
- Curriculum Studies: Foundation Subjects & Religious Education
- Foundations of Learning*- Literacy and Numeracy
- Child Development & Early Learning
- Professional Studies & First Teaching Practice (20 serial days and 4 week block)
- Professional Skills of the Teacher
- Curriculum Studies: Core Subjects
- Inclusion & Primary Education
- Professional Studies: Developing as a Teacher
- Curriculum Studies: Developing Foundation subjects & RE
- Curriculum Studies: Developing Core Subject Knowledge
- Managing Medium-Term Teaching & Learning
- Second Teaching Practice (8 serial days and a 6 week block)
- Specialism: Enhancing Knowledge & Understanding
- Curriculum Studies: Deepening Core Subject Understanding
- Enhanced Placement (up to 3 weeks in a different educational setting)
- Final Teaching Practice (10 week block)
- Specialism: Critical Application of Knowledge and Understanding
- Professional Studies: Current Issues for the Teacher
The reputation of our trainees, both within and outside of immediate partnership schools in the South West, has resulted in high employability rates, with the University ‘seal of approval’ being recognised by headteachers across the country. Ofsted praised the University’s ‘effective use of local diversity and wider links which ensures trainees have breadth and variety in their training, so making them highly employable’. Many students undertake their teaching practices in London or abroad, therefore your qualification from The University of St Mark and St John will enable you to be a serious consideration for any first post.
Over 90% of our trainees go on to secure teaching posts locally, nationally or abroad which is above national rate. Others go on to further postgraduate study or research posts within Higher Education. Many have gone onto leadership and management positions in mainstream and special schools.
The course leader is Sally Eales and the programme team is made of up of highly enthusiastic and experienced tutors, all of whom have a range of experience teaching in different types of schools. The team includes ex-headteachers, senior managers, advisory staff and subject experts. All are engaged in research, working with schools, teachers and pupils, presenting at conferences, writing books and supporting schools with continuing professional development.