Taught course

Early Years Pedagogue

Institution
University of Strathclyde · School of Education
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

The Early Years Pedagogue is a specialist postgraduate route for General Teaching Council for Scotland registered teachers and Bachelor of Arts in Childhood Practice Honours graduates working in the early years 3 to 8.

Applicants should hold a post with an appropriate age group, or have sufficient guaranteed access to such a position in order to fulfil the assessment requirements of the class.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MEd in Early Years Pedagogue is suitable for students looking to pursue part-time study in this area. It's ideal for those seeking a qualification whilst working that will enhance professional practice.

The Early Years Pedagogue (replacing the Early Years Teacher Specialism) is recognised by the Scottish Government, and many local authorities, as a qualification that provides the opportunity for the early years workforce to develop/strengthen their specialist knowledge of the early years.

Its blended approach to learning helps to support professional training and networking across local authorities, alongside practice-based assessments.

The course develops opportunities for you to view your work in nursery and early primary settings in Scotland, in line with contemporary research and international perspectives of what makes effective early years pedagogy.

The Early Years Pedagogue incorporates the need for teachers and practitioners to critically reflect on the adult’s role in developing and understanding young children’s learning journeys and narratives alongside recognising the vital role that the environment has to play in developing health, well-being and achievement.

Please see the course page for more information.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
Scotland £1,600 UK £3,000
International students
EU £1,600 Non EU £4,500

Please see the website and the scholarship search.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36 months

PGDip

part time
24 months

PGCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
hass-pgt-enquiries@strath.ac.uk
Phone
0141 444 8600