Teacher Education 2 EDUC2080

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course addresses generic aspects of teacher education. Students will engage with assessment theory, child protection and pupil support, health and well being, whole school approaches to numeracy and with the important role of all teachers in providing for additional support needs.


Weekly, taking into account periods when students are off campus on school experience or learning at other sites.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

Teacher Education 1 (unless direct entry)

Recommended Entry Requirements

Excluded Courses



School Experience Year 2



The course will be assessed through the combination of three elements:

Generic Teacher Education

Examination (1 hour) (35%)

Written Assignment (1000 words) (35%)

Preparation School Experience

Project or assignment (500 words or equivalent) (30%)


Students must achieve a minimum grade of D3 for both School Experience Preparation and Generic Teacher Education. Students can be required to resist one or more of the assessment elements.


In accordance with the University's Code of Assessment reassessments are normally set for all courses which do not contribute to the honours classifications. For non honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students, and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions are listed below in this box.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

Teacher education in year two, across all concurrent programmes, looks to continue and deepen the understanding and capacity of students to support learning and undertake the role of the teacher. The emphasis on developing professional values, ideas and dispositions builds on year one. Students will also be prepared for school experience in the context of the approaches to teaching and learning together with specialist knowledge and skills required by their subject.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:


1. Demonstrate a good foundational knowledge and understanding of assessment theory together with its application in supporting and confirming learning.

2. Recognise the teacher's duties, and inherent demands, in providing for the additional support needs of all pupils. Students should also demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the history and foundational values and ideas that have informed approaches to providing additional support for learning.

3. Characterise both common and complex needs that require additional support for learning, together with the leading strategies, approaches and organisational arrangements used in practice.


4. Display an emergent understanding of their role in contributing to a whole school focus on health and well being and in promoting numeracy across the Scottish curriculum.

5. Recognise and comprehend the teacher's duties with respect to pupil support, pastoral care and, in particular, child protection.

6. In preparation for teaching practice, focused on a number of stages and levels, engage with, and display, the necessary knowledge and skills required within their subject domains.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.

Students must have an 80% attendance or better. The assessment has two aspects; generic teacher education and subject specific preparation for school experience. Students must achieve at least a D3 in both aspects of the course (generic education and preparation for school experience); one or both parts can require resubmission.