School Experience 4 EDUC4050

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

By completing a school placement, students will demonstrate competence in meeting all aspects of the Standard for Initial Teacher Education


12 full weeks (60 days)

3 weeks in Semester 1 (15 days)

9 weeks in Semester 2 (45 days)

Requirements of Entry

Successful completion of Level 3.

Excluded Courses





1. Students will be observed teaching and assessed on a pass/fail basis.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. 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 for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The course provides students with opportunities to undertake the following within a Middle and Upper Years context:


*To develop a practical understanding of the current Religious Education curricula, policy and practice in all schools including Catholic and other faith schools

*To develop a critical understanding of professional knowledge and understanding, professional skills and abilities and professional values and commitments as outlined by the Standard for Initial Teacher Education

*To develop as teachers who engage in working with children, young people and other professional partners in creative and innovative ways through School Experience

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to evidence the following within a Middle and Upper Years context:


LO1 Demonstrate the professional knowledge and understanding named in the Standard for Initial Teacher Education, including an awareness of principles of Religious Education through the development of coherent and progressive learning experiences

LO2 Demonstrate the professional skills and abilities named in the Standard for Initial Teacher Education 

LO3 Demonstrate the professional values and commitments named in the Standard for Initial Teacher Education 

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must complete 90% of the school placement to be awarded the credit.