PreTeach & PreTeach Skill-Builders 2019/20 entry

Course code:

Study options:

13 weeks

 

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

May 2020
September 2020

Fees:

Get in touch

School of Education and Teaching 

Course code:

Study options:

13 weeks

 

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

May 2020
September 2020

Fees:

Get in touch

School of Education and Teaching 

Course code:

Study options:

13 weeks

 

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

May 2020
September 2020

Fees:

Get in touch

School of Education and Teaching 

Overview

PreTeach is a one-term short course for candidates who are about to embark on a Coventry University PGCE.  PreTeach introduces you to the craft of the classroom and aims to help you to begin to develop your own standards and explore how to manage your time and wellbeing. You will also be introduced to the ways in which children learn as well as what to expect from your PGCE year.  

For those wishing to have an opportunity to gain further knowledge and understanding of teaching, we also offer PreTeach Skill-Builder short courses. Skill-Builders are one school term in length and consist of four short courses, each concentrating on a specific teaching skill. There are 12 short courses to choose from, all of which are delivered online. Topics include how to manage pupil behaviour, how to plan a lesson, how to teach pupils of all abilities, and how to assess and mark. 

 

Course Duration 

PreTeach: a minimum of 13 weeks 

PreTeach Skill-Builder:  a minimum of 3 weeks per short course 

Our Learning Platform

Coventry University has partnered with FutureLearn*, a leading online social learning platform, to deliver 100% online degrees to learners across the globe.

From short taster courses to undergraduate and postgraduate diplomas, certificates and fully online degrees, we aim to offer a seamless high-quality learning experience on your mobile, desktop or tablet. You can pay for your degree module by module, making it possible to gain a qualification upon successful completion in a flexible and affordable way that can fit your lifestyle and existing commitments.

*Please note that the platform provider may be subject to change.

 

Flexibility

Short 2-week learning blocks combined with a pay-as-you-go payment model

Value

Spread the cost with our flexible pay-as-you-go payment options

Employability

Earn a full Coventry University degree upon successful completion

Community

Truly international in scale, learn with over 10 million other users across the world

Course information

PreTeach blends online learning and reading with practical in-school experience and is designed so that candidates follow a structured weekly programme. It, therefore, requires you to be in a school, but not necessarily in a teaching position. This can be in an employed position, such as a teaching assistant or in a voluntary capacity.


Skill-Builders are designed to provide a toolkit to new and prospective teachers. While it is beneficial to observe and practice these skills in a school (as a teaching assistant or in a voluntary capacity) when undertaking a course, it is not essential – you can still get a lot from Skill-Builders by simply following the course online.

In more detail...

  • Structured, online learning from a location that suits you
  • Aims to provide highly practical guidance designed to prepare you to teach
  • A range of teaching skill topics to choose from
  • Applicable for both primary and secondary teachers
  • Multiple start dates
  • 24/7 access to online learning materials

Pre-Teach: 

  • An Introduction to the Teachers’ Standards 
  • Developing Your Own Standards in the Classroom 
  • An Introduction to Child Psychology – How Children Learn 
  • Time Management 
  • Teacher Wellbeing 
  • Educational Philosophy – Developing Your Own Beliefs  

 

Pre-Teach Skill-Builders: 

  • Behaviour and Classroom Management 
  • Lesson Planning and Planning for Progress 
  • Teaching Pupils of All Abilities and Special Education Needs & Disabilities 
  • Assessment and Feedback 
  • Teacher Questioning Techniques 
  • Child Psychology 
  • Philosophy of Education 
  • Pedagogy – The Foundation 
  • Pedagogy – Evolving Methods 
  • Pedagogy – The Future, Based on Skills Needed for 2030 Learners 
  • Early Years Teaching Including Teaching of Synthetic Phonics 
  • Preparing Children for Future Schools 

PreTeach and PreTeach Skill-Builders are structured, online courses, which include resources, readings and tasks.  

If you are based in a school or are volunteering in a school, PreTeach and PreTeach Skill-Builders include practical tasks, such as teaching observations of peers and professional dialogue. You are also expected to participate in some self-guided study. 

 

Preteach Certificate of Completion upon successful completing the course  

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

English as a Foreign Language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5, or TOEFL 600. If you have IELTS 6.0 you may be eligible to study our online pre-sessional English course.

English as a Foreign Language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5, or TOEFL 600. If you have IELTS 6.0 you may be eligible to study our online pre-sessional English course.

Starts

Fee


May 2020

£400 (per year)


September 2020

£400 (per year)


Starts

Fee


May 2020

£400 (per year)


September 2020

£400 (per year)


Starts

Fee


May 2020

£400 (per year)


September 2020

£400 (per year)


Fees for PreTeach

  • £400 for PreTeach 
  • £400 for a term of 4 skill builders or £150 each. 

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For trainees teaching outside the British Isles, all travel, accommodation and reasonable sustenance costs of two tutor visits is charged in addition to the course fees.

Career prospects

PreTeach and PreTeach Skill-Builders are designed to prepare prospective teachers for their PGCE year, upon successful completion of this course and, the toolkit is designed to be a useful addition to any trainee teacher prior to standing in front of a class of pupils.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with Coventry University, a Student Contract will be formed between you and Coventry University. A copy of the student contract will be made available to you via the dedicated Admissions Teams, during the enquiry/application stage. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol with the University.

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