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.
Our 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.
We offer a range of undergraduate programmes in Education accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), allowing our graduates to apply for provisional registration as primary teachers. 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 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.
Why Study Education at Aberdeen?
- The School of Education is recognised as a national and international centre of excellence in creative and innovative thinking and practice.
- Programmes closely guided by national policies and priorities and leading in the pioneering use of technology in learning.
- Opportunities to get involved in the latest research on new developments and thinking in education, such as technology assisting learning, outdoor learning, and bilingual learning.
- Leadership in research on education and autism, including developing social skills through imitation and drama.
- Opportunities to add special interests beneficial to your career, such as music or ability to speak Gaelic.
- A very warm welcome for students of all ages, backgrounds, previous experience and circumstances, with flexible, part-time and distance opportunities available.
- Placements in a unique range of locations from remote Scottish islands to rural villages, market towns, and city centres.
- The spectacular, award-winning Sir Duncan Rice Library, with brilliant study environment combined with state-of-the-art technology, and outstanding resources for teachers in training.
- Strong links with European teacher education institutions and schools, with opportunities to study for periods abroad.
- A packed campus programme of events, seminars, exhibitions, invited speakers and the May Festival which attracts leading experts, authors, politicians and broadcasters to debate big issues facing society today.
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