You´re on the threshold of making one of the most exciting decisions of your life - to teach! 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. You will have the opportunity to develop your experience of teaching children from a wide range of backgrounds including the opportunity to gain experience in a special school. You will have the opportunity to enhance your subject specialism 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. You´ll spend most of your time in schools where you´ll be supported by our outstanding trained school mentors and link tutors.
You will need an undergraduate honours degree (preferably 2:1) or an equivalent qualification where at least 50% will need to be in the subject you would like to teach. You will also need GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Maths, plus several weeks of recent experience in UK secondary schools. You will need to have successfully completed the National College for Teaching and Leadership’s skills tests in literacy and numeracy.
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.
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.
The following is an indication of the modules you will cover over the year:
An Introduction to Reflective Teaching
Effective Subject Learning and Teaching
Developing Learning and Teaching in School
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´ll have gained Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). By choosing teaching as a career, you will have chosen an important and satisfying profession. 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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