Why study international early years education?
With a growing interest in international education, many early years educators are now keen to learn more about different best practice teaching approaches used internationally, and how to apply them in their own practice.
Teachers with an international qualification are increasingly sought after to teach and lead education provision in kindergartens and schools around the world.
Why UWE Bristol?
This one-year Education - International Early Years course at University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is for early years teachers, or aspiring teachers, in international kindergartens, or schools with an international focus.
Supporting you to provide the best education for young learners, we will share different theories, models and curricula including the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
You will be supported to try out new ways of working, implement different strategies, and evaluate the impact of your teaching on learners' needs in your own setting.
Delivered as an online course, you will study at a distance, supported by UWE tutors, alongside your work.
Because this is a very practice-focused course, you need to be teaching during the course. You will try out different teaching strategies and ways of managing your classroom. We will support you to evaluate your practice and we will provide clear feedback. We will refer to a range of evidence to support this, including videos of your teaching, audio clips, transcripts, photographs, self-evaluation and feedback to monitor and support your practice and progress. Tutor feedback on your practice will refer to the appropriate English Teachers' Standards.
You will need the support of your kindergarten or school to enrol on the course.
The course is taught and assessed in English.
Please note: Qualified Teacher Status in England is awarded by the Teaching Regulation Agency on behalf of the government. It is not awarded by universities and so this course does not lead to QTS, or to the equivalent in any other country.
Where can it take me?
The insights and knowledge you gain by studying, applying and evaluating early years teaching approaches and frameworks used internationally, including the EYFS, will help to transform the way you teach.
You can position yourself as an internationally specialised early years teacher, which can support your progress into education management and leadership.
Careers / Further study
Studying this course will help to transform the way you teach, with access to new ideas and approaches you can feed into your practice.
You can position yourself as an internationally specialised early years teacher, who is knowledgeable about the Early Years Foundation Stage, with the potential to progress in education management and leadership.
Taking what you have learnt into your school will also add value to the education offer they are able to provide to children and families.
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You will study:
- Early Years Learning and Teaching
- Contextual Inquiry in the Early Years
- Professional Practice.
The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- There are no specific deadlines, but the sooner you apply, the less likely you are to miss out.
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We welcome applications from all countries.
The University's standard entry requirements apply. Students will need to show that they have, or are due to have at the time of starting the course:
- An undergraduate degree or equivalent.
- Some experience of teaching and supporting learning, and be in work and teaching regularly.
- The student's school/educational organisation needs to agree to their engagement on the course and to confirm that they expect them to be able to complete at least 60 days of teaching and supporting learning during the course, with at least 120 hours of direct teaching to groups of eight or more learners, and be able to confirm that the student has any safeguarding clearance required in that education system/context.
When applying to this course students should upload a personal statement which explains why they want to do this course and what they hope it will allow them to achieve once completed.
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International3900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3900 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National3900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3900 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.