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considering taking York university's English in Education BA course as i'd like to become an english primary teacher

would this be a good course to take/would it allow me to become a teacher? or would English BA be better?
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I believe primary education normally requires specific degree programmes to enter, unlike secondary education (where any subject degree, followed by a related subject specific PGCE). I've requested this be moved to the education subject and teacher training forum, as people there are more likely to know
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Why not give York University a ring and ask?
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considering taking York university's English in Education BA course as i'd like to become an english primary teacher

would this be a good course to take/would it allow me to become a teacher? or would English BA be better?
It doesn’t provide you with Qualified Teacher Status, so you’d need to do a Primary PGCE afterwards. So if your passion is English, it’s arguably better to do the BA English degree as that could also lead to doing a Primary PGCE; there aren’t any subject requirements for entry to Primary PGCEs (other than perhaps an encouragement of a national curriculum subject, but even then typically not compulsory), so don’t feel obligated to do an education subject.
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I believe primary education normally requires specific degree programmes to enter, unlike secondary education (where any subject degree, followed by a related subject specific PGCE). I've requested this be moved to the education subject and teacher training forum, as people there are more likely to know
It’s usually the opposite. Secondary programmes normally require at least 50% of your degree to relate to your PGCE subject, whereas the majority of Primary PGCEs allow any degree, though some state a preference for (any) national curriculum subject.
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considering taking York university's English in Education BA course as i'd like to become an english primary teacher

would this be a good course to take/would it allow me to become a teacher? or would English BA be better?
By English primary teacher do you mean primary school teacher in an English primary school or just teaching English in a primary school? If the latter then its unusual to just teach English in a primary school, typically you have to teach most subjects apart from Music, PE and sometimes languages.
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Considering taking York university's English in Education BA course as i'd like to become an english primary teacher

would this be a good course to take/would it allow me to become a teacher? or would English BA be better?
In this case, I'd say that there is little difference between the two courses which would impact on you being able to teach. Much less so than the classification of the degree.

As others have said, you would have to pursue some method of QTS, either through a PGCE or alternative routes, but that's pretty common.:yep:
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