We will develop your subject knowledge and pedagogical skills in History through a range of approaches: workshops, seminars, lectures and demonstrations, fieldwork and micro-teaching activities, independent and group research together with the practical implications of the wide range of teaching resources currently available.
The course benefits from having well qualified and supportive tutors, who have an excellent blend of teaching experience, expertise in initial teacher education and up to date and relevant knowledge of developments in education and the world of educational research.
The course is designed to create History teachers that have a clear and well-founded philosophy towards History and how to teach the subject. We aim for reflective and dynamic practitioners willing to use a variety of teaching strategies to inspire all the youngsters in their classes. You will gain a clear understanding of the problems pupils encounter in History and be prepared to find ways to overcome these difficulties and help pupils make progress.
We also wish to develop teachers who are reflective practitioners. As the future generation of teachers, it is important that you are able to evaluate your own practice, seek ways to improve the experience of pupils in your charge, and contribute to the future development and debate surrounding both your own subject and education in general.
Structure and Assessment
The course is structured around 6 phases.
Phases 1-3 occur before Christmas.
• Phase 1: two weeks of observation.
• Phase 2: seven weeks split between university and school
• Phase 3: five week teaching placement in school 1.
Phases 4-6 occur after Christmas
• Phase 4: six weeks split between university and school 2.
• Phase 5: thirteen week teaching placement in school 2.
• Phase 6: three week experience, mainly university based
During your school placements there will be monitoring of your progress and weekly target setting exercises to work
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
International Student Requirements:
If English is not your first language, the University of Southampton English Language requirements for study apply i.e.TOEFL 600 / computer based 250 or better for IELTS 6.5 or better