Are there any good programs for primary education in any schools near me?
My sister-in-law is a primary grade teacher and she said she loves it. I have gained a heavy interest in this field, but I would like to get started on figuring out where this major is more heavily taught, and where I would get the better teachings for this topic. #primary-education
What does a primary school teacher do?
Primary school teachers teach young children from the ages of four to 11 (key stages two and three). You’ll ensure children have good numeracy and literacy levels before going to secondary school. You’ll plan lessons and assess work based on standards set out in the national curriculum. Communication skills and excellent literacy and numeracy skills are essential for this role.
What do I need to do to become a primary school teacher?
There are a number of routes to becoming a primary school teacher. You could do Initial Teacher Education or Training (ITET) and gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Alternatively, you could do a degree – this could be in a subject you wish to specialise in like maths or English – and then take a PGCE qualification, or you could take a specific teaching in primary school qualification.
To get into university you will need to have completed courses like A levels, BTECs, the International Baccalaureate or Cambridge Pre-Us. You will also need to pass a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
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