This course will give you a PGCE, Qualified Teacher Status and 60 credits at masters level. You will be mainly based in one of our partner school alliances. This means that you will be very well prepared for the practical demands of teaching, including the teaching of your chosen subject and the wider National Curriculum. Depending on your preference and prior experience you can choose to specialise in teaching Early Years (3–7 year olds), 5–11 year olds, or Later Years (7–11 year olds). Each route will provide a subject enhancement and study of school-related issues at masters level.
School experience is a key element of the PGCE course and we work closely with our partnership schools in the East Midlands to provide you with effective and practical experience. On the course you´ll go on two main teaching placements where you´ll be supported by our outstanding trained school mentors and link tutors.
Our course aims to be intellectually challenging whilst fully preparing you for the practical demands of teaching. It takes full account of current national developments in education.
You will usually need an undergraduate honours degree (preferably 2:1) or an equivalent qualification. You will also need GCSE grade C or above in English Language, Maths and Science and a wide range of recent experience in UK primary schools. You will need to have successfully completed the National College for Teaching and Leadership´s skills test for literacy and numeracy, and meet all the Department for Education entry requirements for Initial Teacher Education courses including suitability and fitness to teach checks.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required at the point of accepting a place at the University. The Disclosure and Barring Service was established when the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) merged in 2012 and will now provide the criminal records checking service for this programme.
You´ll study these modules:
An Introduction to Reflective Teaching
Effective Learning and Teaching: English and Mathematics with ICT
Effective Learning and Teaching in Science and the Wider Curriculum
Understanding the Child as a Learner
Specialist Subject Enhancement
Understanding the School as a Learning Community
Reflective Practice in Action
Upon completing this course you will have gained Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). By choosing teaching as a career, you will have
chosen an important and satisfying profession as well as a challenging and rewarding journey through life. When you have completed this course you will have gained 60 credits at masters level, which means you can fast track to stage two of a masters degree, quickly progressing your professional development.
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