Primary Education at Aberdeen produces creative, motivated and highly-skilled primary teachers confident to work with children in any educational setting. You will benefit from flexibility, opportunity, research, new tools, exceptional staff and placements ranging from schools on remote Scottish islands to the urban environment of big cities as you become equipped to inspire and guide young minds in the 21st century.
The School of Education has a long and distinguished record in the education of teachers with a culturally stimulating, hi-tech, creative environment within the School and across our wide networks. Our MA Primary Education programme is accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), so on graduation you can apply for provisional registration as a primary teacher. There are also many professional learning and development opportunities. Teaching is an exciting and demanding job that requires a range of personal and professional qualities. At Aberdeen, you will develop teaching skills designed to help you get the best out of young learners in an exciting and stimulating environment. You will gain an in-depth understanding of what motivates younger students and learn various communication techniques to communicate with people on a number of levels. You will look too at teaching methods and issues including literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing and other topical concerns including inclusion, and social justice and learning.
You will have the Aberdeen benefit of school placements in your final year that range from big city, small town, suburban, rural and island settings and give you the widest possible preparation for your future employment. Our highly qualified, experienced staff bring a wide range of expertise in learning and teaching. Many are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for research and development work in their particular specialist fields and the strong partnerships and programmes developed with schools and communities, education authorities and other professionals.
About this institute
Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university. William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the...
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