The IIE's VC BEd in Foundation Phase Teaching is a four-year degree. The academic year runs from February to November. Modules (individual subjects) are delivered on a full-time basis with lectures and tutorials being scheduled during the day from Monday to Friday.
In addition to attending lectures, you will be expected to spend time constructing your own study plan and doing your own research and work on assignments. Learning material is of the highest quality and offers you a blended learning experience in which face-to-face teaching sessions are frequently supplemented with specific online learning activities, digital content, and guidance on the BlackBoard online platform. In addition to this, you will use relevant, current textbooks that represent best practice in education, and will engage with industry-relevant assessments that will constructively develop both your practical teaching skills and your theoretical knowledge.
To maximise the benefits of your blended learning experience and VC's Wireless classrooms and campuses, please note that you are required to BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) mobile device – a netbook, laptop or tablet – in order to develop the necessary academic and digital literacies over the course of this qualification.