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BA (Hons) - Primary Education: Inclusion with SEND with QTS (5-11 Years)

Do you have a passion for enabling all children, whatever their background, to have full access to education? Motivated to help children overcome any barriers to learning that they may face? This unique and innovative course will equip you to become a confident and inspiring teacher with high expectations for all children. And, because the programme has QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) built-in, you can apply for a position as a teacher the minute you graduate.

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Accredited by:

Department for Education

Course Overview

Develop expertise in teaching children who face barriers to education with this unique specialism. One of the few QTS courses in the country to offer this area as a significant focus, the programme ensures that you develop the skills and knowledge to support the learning and development of all children, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Put your passion for social justice into practice by uplifting the achievement and opportunity of traditionally disadvantaged children, training to become a life-changing SEND/Inclusion specialist teacher.

On this course you will...

  • Spend 32 weeks in school placements, including specialist provision if you choose.
  • Develop confidence and expertise based on a comprehensive understanding of the latest developments in inclusive education.
  • Be supported by committed and friendly tutors.
  • Benefit from small group sizes.
  • Have the encouragement of a personal tutor, who will enable you to make the most of your time at university, and help you to overcome any challenges you may meet.
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Course Structure

What you will learn

This course covers all aspects of inclusion and social justice but the main focus is on teaching those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). It will prepare you to be a reflective, effective teacher, able to meet the learning needs of pupils in the Primary age range, including those who experience barriers.

Our graduates are highly valued by teaching employers. You will learn specialist skills that make you an ideal candidate for any teaching post, not only in the UK but across the world. Your degree will open up options in special schools, further and higher education and related professions. In your final year, you’ll be able to complete 60 credits, equivalent to a postgraduate certificate, allowing you to progress to a full masters degree.

Modules

You will follow two main strands in the course, the Inclusion Specialism and Professional Teaching Studies, which come together in your placement experiences.

The specialism includes modules that introduce key issues in SEND and Inclusion. You will study modules on the philosophy of SEND/Inclusion, barriers to learning, SEND policy and practice, inclusive teaching and contextualised learning. In the fourth year of the course, you will prepare a dissertation on an aspect of SEND/Inclusion of your choice. In your final semester, you will have the opportunity to enhance your BA (Honours) Degree by completing three modules at Masters level on working with adults, marginalised children and evidence-based practice.

Year one
  • Barriers to Learning 1 (Specialism)
    Become an expert in dismantling barriers to learning in children.
  • Barriers to Learning 2 (Specialism)
    Develop your skills in dismantling barriers to learning in children.
  • Introduction to Inclusion (Specialism)
    Explore the key themes in Inclusion Teaching.
  • Beginning Teaching Studies (Professional Studies)
    Develop knowledge of the key themes and theories in teaching.
  • Beginning to teach English (Professional Studies)
    Develop knowledge of the key themes and theories in teaching English.
  • Beginning to teach Mathematics (Professional Studies)
    Develop knowledge of the key themes and theories in teaching Mathematics.
  • Beginning to teach Physical Education (Professional Studies)
    Develop knowledge of the key themes and theories in teaching PE.
  • Beginning to teach Computing (Professional Studies)
    Develop knowledge of the key themes and theories in teaching Computing.
  • The Cumbria Teacher of Reading: Beginning (Professional Studies)
    Become an expert in developing children's reading skills.
  • Beginning Placement (Professional Studies)
    Develop your skills through hands-on placements.
Year two
  • Perspectives on Inclusion (Specialism)
    Explore the academic world of inclusion teaching.
  • Contextualised Learning (Specialism)
    Enrich your knowledge of the programme specialism.
  • Developing Teaching Studies (Professional Studies)
    Mature your professional teaching practice.
  • Developing Thinking in Science and Mathematics (Professional Studies)
    Progress your Science and Mathematics teaching skills with hands-on practice.
  • RE, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development and PSHE (Professional Studies)
    Explore the key themes and techniques in teaching RE and related subjects.
  • The Cumbria Teacher of Reading: Developing 1 (Professional Studies)
    Become an expert in developing children's reading skills.
  • Developing Placement 1 + Curriculum Enhancement (Professional Studies)
    Develop your skills through hands-on placements.
Year three
  • Policy Discourses (Specialism)
  • Applying Teaching Studies (Professional Studies)
  • Effective monitoring and assessment of diverse learners in Primary English (Professional Studies)
    Expand your English teaching skills with hands-on practice.
  • Creative approaches to the teaching of History, Geography and Design Technology (Professional Studies)
  • The Cumbria Teacher of Reading: Developing 2 (Professional Studies)
    Continue developing your expertise in developing children's reading skills.
  • Experiential Placement (Professional Studies)
    Grow as a teacher and practitioner through continued placement experience.
  • Developing Placement 2 + Curriculum Enhancement (Professional Studies)
    Apply your theoretical curriculum learning to the classroom setting.
  • Dissertation (Double Module) (Specialism)
    Your specialist extended essay.
  • Working with Adults (Masters level Module) (Specialism)
    Develop your skills with the unique opportunity to complete a masters-level module in Adult Teaching, supporting any future development onto a Post Graduate Certificate programme.
  • The Marginalised Child (Masters level Module) (Specialism)
    Develop your skills with the unique opportunity to complete a masters-level module in teaching marginalised children, supporting any future development onto a Post Graduate Certificate programme.
  • Evidence-Based Practice (Masters level Module) (Specialism)
    Develop your skills with the unique opportunity to complete a masters-level module, supporting any future development onto a Post Graduate Certificate programme.
  • Extending Teaching Studies (Professional Studies)
    Continue extending your skills as a practitioner.
  • The Cumbria Teacher of Reading: Extending (Professional Studies)
    The final instalment of the Cumbria Teacher of Reading modules.
  • Extending Placement + Curriculum Enhancement (Professional Studies)
    Final experience-based placement module.

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