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Bachelor of Education (Hons) Primary Education

Bachelor of Education (Hons) Primary Education

MQF Level: 6

ECTS Value: 180 ECTS

​​Start Date: September

Duration: 4 Years (Part-time)

Programme Description

This programme provides course participants with a strong foundation in primary education pedagogy, assessment, inclusive practices and educational theory. It aims to provide those within or wishing to join the education sector with the necessary tools and competences to teach effectively in the primary sector whilst fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all learners. Within this programme, learners shall also explore exciting areas of primary pedagogy and action-based research including project-based learning, learning stories, outdoor learning through nature, literacy strategies, and cultural awareness and expression.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to be in possession of the following:

1. An MQF Level 3 (minimum Grade 5 or C) in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics awarded by MATSEC or an equivalent examination body recognised by the Institute for Education*;

AND

2. A minimum of one of the following:

a)  An awarded MATSEC Certificate or equivalent (MQF Level 4) including a grade C or better at Advanced Level in one of the subjects taught in the primary curriculum; OR

b)  An MQF Level 4 vocational qualification with a minimum of 120 ECTS in Early Childhood Education and Care; OR

c) Three subjects at Advanced Level (MQF Level 4) including two subjects with a grade C or better, one of which must be a subject taught in the primary curriculum, and a third subject with a grade D or better; OR

d) Two subjects at Advanced Level (MQF Level 4) at grade C or better including one of the subjects taught in the primary curriculum, and three intermediate subjects with a minimum grade D; OR

e) An MQF Level 5 qualification with a minimum of 60 ECTS in Inclusive Education.

Applicants applying under the Institute for Education’s maturity clause are asked to refer to Section 2.2. of the Admission Regulations.
* Applicants not in possession of an MQF Level 3 may also present a Grade D or better at Advanced Level (MQF Level 4) or a Grade C or better at Intermediate Level (MQF Level 4) for the mentioned subjects.   

Course Outline

First Year

Code Description Credits
2 ECTS
3 ECTS
4 ECTS
3 ECTS
3 ECTS
10 ECTS
Developing the Young Mathematical Mind
5 ECTS
It-Tagħlim tal-Malti fil-Primarja
5 ECTS
Teaching English in the Primary Classroom
5 ECTS
Religious Education in the Primary Classroom
5 ECTS

Second Year

Code Description Credits
5 ECTS
3 ECTS
3 ECTS
4 ECTS
10 ECTS
Everyday Science for the Primary Classroom
5 ECTS
An Emergent Enquiry-Based Curriculum
3 ECTS
Outdoor Learning through Nature
3 ECTS
Engaging Mathematics for All Learners
5 ECTS
Social Studies: Developing Citizenship and Values
5 ECTS

Third Year

Fourth Year

Code Description Credits
20 ECTS
10 ECTS
Developing Self-Expression through the Creative Arts
in the Primary Classroom
4 ECTS
Creating the Self-Empowered Learner
5 ECTS
Ethics in the Primary Classroom
5 ECTS

N.B. Please note that while the above provides an indication of the overall programme structure, the years in which modules are delivered may change or be replaced as part of the Institute for Education’s administrative processes.

Applications

Applications for the Bachelor of Education (Hons) Primary programme open mid-May of each year with programmes commencing the following September. When open, interested applicants may apply through the Institute for Education’s online portal

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