BEd (Hons) Primary
4 years, Full-Time
£4,750 per year (NI & ROI)
£9,250 per year (England, Scotland & Wales)
£20,800 per year (EU Other & International)
Department of Education, Northern Ireland (DENI), General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI)
Queen’s University, Belfast – Bachelor of Education (Hons)
Inspire and develop
The programme aims to prepare teachers who have:
|a vocation to care for children and a sensitivity towards their needs
|an enthusiasm for teaching and a commitment to the educative process;
|a belief in the promotion of equal opportunities, recognising differences occasioned by race, religion, sex, class or disability and the need to adopt non-discriminatory practices in all these respects;
|a willingness to learn and an openness to change and innovation;
|a lively mind and a range of cultural and other interests.
Students will also gain practical experience in a range of school environments and the opportunity to study abroad. For those students wishing to pursue a career in Irish Medium Education, the programme also allows for study through the Irish language and placement in Irish medium settings. As an addition to the programme, students may also study for the St Mary’s Certificate in Religious Education.
“St Mary’s is a warm, welcoming environment and all of the staff are friendly and approachable.”
What are the components of the degree?
For BEd Primary students, the following elements are studied in each of the four years of the programme:
- Education Studies
- Key Skills (Literacy, Numeracy and Using ICT)
- Professional Development and School Experience
Curriculum Studies is undertaken for three of the four years.
Subject Study (including how to teach the subject) is undertaken for the first three years.
All BEd Primary students have the option of an Irish-medium focus within the programme.
Collectively, the range of learning experiences provided enables students to develop attributes and perspectives that will equip them for life as a professional teacher, whilst also enhancing their development as independent, lifelong learners.
Doing my degree in St Mary’s has been a wonderful experience that has equipped me well for a career in teaching. I have made lifelong friends, expanded my horizons and I like to think I have thrown myself wholeheartedly into the St Mary’s community which has provided me with many opportunities
St Mary’s has given me an outstanding experience as a student. The staff are all so encouraging and will go above and beyond to ensure students succeed. The atmosphere at St Mary’s is incredibly welcoming, and you can’t help but feel like a valued part of the community from day one.
St Mary’s is a warm environment. Staff are so friendly and continuously offering support.
How to Apply
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