This Primary Education course is designed to train you to become an inspirational, reflective and professional teacher who can motivate learners aged 5-11 to realise their full potential.
On placement you will practise teaching strategies, learn how to manage a classroom environment, and develop evidence-based approaches from skilled professionals who share your passion for your subject area.
Throughout the course, you embed and refine your knowledge and skills, enhancing your own practice and subject expertise during school-based placements as well as developing your ability to reflect on your practice through action research.
The course includes significant placements (120 days) within a range of primary schools and across primary age ranges. You experience the life of a teacher by fully immersing yourself in the school environment.
You benefit from the support of a mentor on your placements. Mentors are highly trained and effective educational practitioners and will provide you with information, advice, and guidance throughout the course.
We are partnered with a diverse range of schools and settings across the Tees Valley giving you contrasting experiences where possible.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.
IELTS entry requirements for international students is level 6.5
complete a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal records check (and international equivalents for overseas students or those who have resided overseas), prohibition order checks and child disqualification checks
complete a Declaration of Suitability for Teacher Training document and health and physical capacity to teach checks
submit two satisfactory references
successfully complete a formal interview and selection process
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £4,500.
We are not accepting applications from international students requiring a Student Visa for our part-time courses; however this course is also available full-time, code C780.
Part-time course fee (£750 for each 20 credits): £4,500 per year.
About the training provider
Teesside University’s Initial Teacher Training (TUITT) partnership aims to recruit enthusiastic, committed trainees whose inherent curiosity and creativity as life-long learners enables them to become strong, reflective teachers who strive to continually improve their practice.
At Teesside, you can train to teach within secondary schools (compulsory education for ages 11 – 16). We offer a range of subject areas which are available to study full-time or part-time.
You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
Teesside University Borough Road Middlesbrough TS1 3BX
Support and advice
You can speak to a teacher training adviser
for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you
get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.
Call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).