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Successful participation in this programme enables students to gain provisional registration as a Secondary teacher, working with learners in the 11-18 age group, within a specific area of the curriculum (currently Chemistry with General Science, Home Economics, Maths. Read more
Successful participation in this programme enables students to gain provisional registration as a Secondary teacher, working with learners in the 11-18 age group, within a specific area of the curriculum (currently Chemistry with General Science, Home Economics, Maths. or Physics with General Science).

Why study Secondary Education at Dundee?

You will work alongside tutors with a wealth of experience to share with you and the ability to help you to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding you will need to fulfil the role of a secondary school teacher. We offer excellent resources and facilities and a high level of support. You will benefit from placements in two schools, so that you may hone these skills further. We liaise closely with school colleagues, so that they are in a strong position to afford you the experiences you need to make the most of your placements.

Masters level study

The programme offers students the opportunity to have their non-practice placement assignments assessed at Masters Level (SCQF Level 11) and so accrue a total of 60M credits whist they complete their programme of study. These credits can be used towards future Masters study, representing a considerable saving in both time and cost in relation to the usual Masters study arrangements. We are working closely with the MEd team within the School to ensure smooth transitions to the Masters programme for those who pursue this possibility.

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The resulting award of PGDE(S) for all successful participants is recognised by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS)General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and widely outside Scotland, thus widening employment opportunities.

Who should study this course?

This course is suitable for those who have already secured a relevant degree and now wish to enter the field of Secondary Education, initially as a subject teacher.

"I thought the course at Dundee was excellent, I left enthused and prepared. Keep doing what you are doing."
PGDE graduate

Degree options

Secondary Education (Chemistry) PGDE
Secondary Education (Home Economics) PGDE
Secondary Education (Mathematics) PGDE
Secondary Education (Physics) PGDE
Secondary Education (Dual Qualification) PGDE

How you will be taught

The programme lasts for 36 weeks, from August to June. This 36-week programme is necessarily very intense and is comprised of 18 weeks in University plus 18 weeks (a GTCS requirement) on professional practice placements (9+9 weeks).

Students are associated with two schools (one per semester) in order to capitalise on opportunities to gain deeper understanding and to participate in the wide spectrum of aspects associated with the lives of schools.

We also allow students to develop their areas of strengths/expertise and to support them in areas where they feel less secure. In order to meet the varying needs of students and to address issues as they are identified, we offer "Module Enhancements". Students will be able to choose from a range of learning enhancements which provide enriching experiences for the students, enabling them to personalise their studies. Students will thus be able to capitalise on their strengths and develop areas of interest and need. This approach will utilise workshops, lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent (guided and "free choice") study. Students will also benefit from insights and expertise shared by visiting speakers and from visits to a variety of locations

What you will study

There are four modules: two university-based modules prepare students for their ensuing Professional Practice placements in schools, where they will teach a range of classes. All four modules (2 university-based and 2 school-based) are compulsory. Students may opt in to an Elective and also participate in a range of Enhanced Learning opportunities, whereby their understanding of educational practice may be furthered, whilst undertaking the university-based modules.

Curricular Studies - The programme covers relevant aspects of Curriculum for Excellence(CfE). The programme develops students' understanding of how learners learn and explores strategies for effective teaching and learning.
Professional Studies - The programme will support and develop students’ awareness and understanding of: inter-agency working, working with parents, meeting the needs of all learners, assessment, classroom management and strategies for promoting a positive ethos for learning, including strategies to support positive behaviour management.
Educational Studies - Students are introduced to the History of Scottish Education, Comparative Education (education systems in other countries) and Learning Theory.
Professional Practice (Placement) - 18 weeks working with 11-18 year olds in two schools.

How you will be assessed

Formative assessment and summative assessment are used throughout the programme. There are two university-based assessed modules (one by essay, the other by ePortfolio) and two professional practice placement modules. Professional Practice (Placement) is assessed with reference to the Standard for Initial Teacher Education by university staff and school partners. Although this programme is at graduate entry, there are components (University-based) which are assessed at SCQF Level 10 and Level 11. Professional Placement is assessed only at SCQF Level 10.

Careers

All successful UK and EU participants are guaranteed one year’s employment in a Scottish primary school via the GTCS Teacher Induction Scheme.

The majority of our students go on to enjoy careers as subject teachers initially. Thereafter, they may apply for promoted posts within the management teams in schools, or as Principal Teachers/ Curriculum Leaders. Some choose to enter other fields, operating as Education Officers within museums etc. Others undertake further study, to become Educational Psychologists etc. It is also possible to pursue a wide range of further careers, e.g. within Education Scotland, as Advisors/Directors within Local Education Authorities, within GTCS or in Initial Teacher Education in universities.

Recent participants in this programme have gone on to secure permanent posts in a range of settings, both within Scotland and abroad e.g. in International Schools. Some are operating within promoted posts in schools; others have been seconded to Education Scotland or returned to academic life as lecturers.

"The large input on Curriculum for Excellence has been very useful in my career. As tough as it was to stomach at the time, I feel a step ahead of the game now, and I'm reaping the benefits."
PGDE graduate.

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The master of science degree in secondary education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing prepares students to meet the national need for teachers of secondary students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Read more
The master of science degree in secondary education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing prepares students to meet the national need for teachers of secondary students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The program prepares teachers not only as effective and ethical practitioners but also as scholars and leaders in the profession.

Faculty members are international leaders in research and are highly skilled in the education of deaf people. A carefully designed system of faculty advisement is a prominent feature of the program. On-campus facilities, state-of-the-art technology, and a well-established system of educational access services combine to make this a vital program for both deaf and hearing students who desire careers as professional educators of deaf students.

Plan of study

Course work requires a minimum of four semesters. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 must be maintained. Before graduation, students are expected to have at least intermediate-level signing skills as determined by a Sign Language Proficiency Interview.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the MS program in secondary education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university,

- Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher,

- Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,

- Have a basic knowledge of American Sign Language as measured by a departmental skill assessment, or willingness to take American Sign Language I (or its equivalent) at NTID or another college prior to beginning the program,

- Have a level of writing proficiency appropriate to graduate study as indicated by a review of undergraduate writing-intensive courses and an expository essay,

- Submit letters of reference and an expository essay that indicates evidence of professional commitment and potential for success in the program,

- Submit scores from Graduate Record Exam (GRE),

- Participate in an individual interview, and

- Complete a graduate application.

- International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (Internet-based) are required.

Additionally, 30 semester credit hours in a content area are required by the New York State Education Department for initial certification to teach a secondary (grades 7–12) content area. Students who do not have the required number of hours must complete the additional credits before applying for New York State certification. Secondary academic subjects include American Sign Language, English, mathematics, social studies, or science. Please note: The social studies content area includes economics and government, and at least 21 semester hours in the history and geography of the United States and the world.

Additional information

- Financial Aid

NTID graduate tuition rates are less than one-half of RIT’s tuition. Approximately 70 percent of students enrolled in the MS program in secondary education receive some type of financial assistance each year. Students complete only the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for financial aid. Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, federal loan programs may be available.

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Give your secondary education career a solid start with our specialist PGCE. On the Secondary Education with Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) PGCE, you’ll build on your existing qualification to become the kind of teacher who makes a real difference in pupils’ lives. Read more
Give your secondary education career a solid start with our specialist PGCE. On the Secondary Education with Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) PGCE, you’ll build on your existing qualification to become the kind of teacher who makes a real difference in pupils’ lives.

On completion of this course, you’ll be fully prepared to support pupils aged from 11 to 16 (key stages three and four) in their secondary education.

The course comprises four main areas which are general professional studies, curriculum studies (with MFL-specific methodology), placements in lead and second schools (with a minimum of 150 days over three terms) and academic assignments.

This structure has been carefully developed to ensure you acquire all the skills you need to become a truly excellent secondary MFL teacher. You’ll explore a range of topics to give you a deep understanding of what teachers need to do on a daily basis in order to be effective in their role.

We’re committed to enhancing your natural passion for teaching, developing your subject knowledge, and helping you apply new-found knowledge and skills to lessons. To help you make a strong start funded (optional) MFL Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses are available too.

Modules

-Becoming a teacher: Pedagogy & Philosophies of Learning
-Inclusion in the Secondary Classroom: Appreciating Diversity
-Understanding the Learner: A Personalised Approach to Learning & Assessment
-Teaching Placement

Career Opportunities

The University of St Mark & St John is widely renowned for producing excellent teachers. We have superb links with our partnership schools throughout the South West, London and overseas. You will find many past University of St Mark & St John graduates teaching in a variety of schools across the country.The quality of our graduates is well recognised both locally and nationally and, as such, a very high proportion of graduates gain immediate employment or enrol on Masters programmes to further their studies. Our employment data for the last three years shows MFL trainee teachers are employed above the region and sector.

More Information

Please note that Level 2 Key Skills in Application of Numbers and Communication or Certificates in Adult Literacy or Numeracy, are not sufficient to meet the entry requirements to a PGCE programme.

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If you want a rewarding career that influences and shapes lives, but are open minded about the age group and education sector you teach in, then this specialisation is for you. Read more
If you want a rewarding career that influences and shapes lives, but are open minded about the age group and education sector you teach in, then this specialisation is for you. You will be qualified to teach children and adolescents aged five to 18 years in primary and secondary schools from Foundation to Year 12.

You will build on the content knowledge developed in your undergraduate degree and qualify to teach adolescents in one secondary subject area.

You will gain an understanding of learning at the heart of teaching by examining the learning process and the aspects that influence it. Drawing on contemporary theories, concepts and practices of primary and secondary education you will gain an appreciation of the positive impact and power teaching can have on influencing young people's learning and development.

You will actively develop primary and secondary teaching and learning strategies, which address a diverse range of students' cognitive, social and emotional needs, and will build a repertoire of approaches to manage young people's learning within the classroom. All the key elements of the primary curriculum including English and literacies, mathematics, arts, humanities and social education, science, and health and physical education will be studied. You will develop specialist expertise in teaching one secondary subject area such as English, mathematics, the sciences, history, languages, the arts, business, and health and physical education.

You will gain professional experience through 60 days of supervised teaching practice in primary and secondary education settings.

This qualification will offer you multiple career options, ensuring your flexible skills remain in demand across primary and secondary schools and a range of community contexts.

Visit the website http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/teaching-d6001?domestic=true

Course Structure

The course is structured in three parts. Orientation studies, relevant across all specialisations, and specialist education studies come together and are applied in context in professional experience and inquiry.

Part A: Orientation studies
These studies provide an orientation to the field of Education. You will consider the nature of learning and the influences upon it, and the nature of teaching and teachers' work within the broader family and community context within which children's and young people's learning takes place. You will also develop your understanding of literacy as the basis of how we learn, both formally and informally, across the age span.

Part B: Specialist education studies
These studies will provide you with advanced knowledge and skills relevant to thoughtful, innovative and evidence-based practice within your chosen specialisation. You will acquire both the broad principles of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment that underpin the teaching and learning of children and young people in varied education settings, and the specific knowledge required to apply these principles in particular school learning areas.

Part C: Applied professional practice
Professional experience placements in educational settings relevant to your teaching specialisation will enable you to connect the theoretical components your course with practical aspects of teaching and learning under the valuable guidance of practitioners. You will also study the complex and powerful role that teachers have as leaders in classroom, school, and community settings, with the power to change, and develop strategies to enable you to take your place as an active contributor to shaping education locally and globally. If you are in a single sector specialisation, you will also have the opportunity to undertake an extended professional project.

For more information visit the faculty website - http://www.study.monash/media/links/faculty-websites/education

Find out how to apply here - http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/teaching-d6001?domestic=true#making-the-application

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During your undergraduate study, did you develop expertise in, and a passion for particular subject areas? Perhaps music, mathematics or languages. Read more
During your undergraduate study, did you develop expertise in, and a passion for particular subject areas? Perhaps music, mathematics or languages. Would you like to share this knowledge and passion with adolescent learners? If so, this specialisation will prepare you to become a highly effective teacher in your discipline area(s).

Building on the content knowledge developed in your undergraduate degree, you will acquire the knowledge, skills and professional values required to become an effective educator as you qualify to teach adolescents from 12 to 18 years of age in secondary schools in two teaching areas or one double teaching area.

You will gain an understanding of learning at the heart of teaching by examining the learning process and the aspects that influence it. Drawing on contemporary theories, concepts and practices of secondary education you will gain an appreciation of the positive impact and power teaching can have on influencing young people's learning and development.

You will actively develop secondary teaching and learning strategies which address a diverse range of students' cognitive, social and emotional needs, and will build a repertoire of approaches to manage their learning within the classroom. You will learn to develop and foster relationships with families and communities and develop the skills to create sustainable partnerships across networks.

You will undertake specialist study which will provide the knowledge required to become a teacher in two subject areas (or one double teaching area) such as such as English, mathematics, the sciences, history, social education, languages, the arts, business, and health and physical education.

You will gain professional experience through 60 days of supervised teaching practice in secondary education settings.

This qualification will prepare you for a future as an expert specialist teacher capable of leading innovation in a range of secondary school settings.

Visit the website http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/teaching-d6001?domestic=true

Course Structure

The course is structured in three parts. Orientation studies, relevant across all specialisations, and specialist education studies come together and are applied in context in professional experience and inquiry.

Part A: Orientation studies
These studies provide an orientation to the field of Education. You will consider the nature of learning and the influences upon it, and the nature of teaching and teachers' work within the broader family and community context within which children's and young people's learning takes place. You will also develop your understanding of literacy as the basis of how we learn, both formally and informally, across the age span.

Part B: Specialist education studies
These studies will provide you with advanced knowledge and skills relevant to thoughtful, innovative and evidence-based practice within your chosen specialisation. You will acquire both the broad principles of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment that underpin the teaching and learning of children and young people in varied education settings, and the specific knowledge required to apply these principles in particular school learning areas.

Part C: Applied professional practice
Professional experience placements in educational settings relevant to your teaching specialisation will enable you to connect the theoretical components your course with practical aspects of teaching and learning under the valuable guidance of practitioners. You will also study the complex and powerful role that teachers have as leaders in classroom, school, and community settings, with the power to change, and develop strategies to enable you to take your place as an active contributor to shaping education locally and globally. If you are in a single sector specialisation, you will also have the opportunity to undertake an extended professional project.

For more information visit the faculty website - http://www.study.monash/media/links/faculty-websites/education

Find out how to apply here - http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/teaching-d6001?domestic=true#making-the-application

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Do you want to become an outstanding teacher? Our specialist PGCE in Secondary Education with Drama is a direct route to a career of which you can be proud. Read more
Do you want to become an outstanding teacher? Our specialist PGCE in Secondary Education with Drama is a direct route to a career of which you can be proud. Drama teachers empowering young people and this course aims to produce dynamic confident, and creative teachers who are committed to making drama accessible for all. This course includes a specific focus on the use of masterclasses and develops a range of teaching styles appropriate to the delivery of Drama within the National Curriculum and GCSE/A Level specifications. Great Drama teachers can motivate pupils to successful lifelong learning.

During this varied PGCE course, trainees acquire a broad and deep understanding of a teacher’s daily activities in challenging and diverse settings. Furthermore, our PGCE Drama trainees take up ‘enhancements’ linked to other curriculum subjects e.g english, primary phase or Special Education Needs and Diversity.

Collaborative learning and a strong culture of support underpin this PGCE Secondary Education with Drama, and trainees will enjoy a stimulating and effective learning environment from start to finish.

At the University of St Mark & St John, we pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching programmes. Ofsted 2014 commented “Beyond having very positive attitudes and commitment to teaching, they show a passion for their subject, and want students to do well and enjoy their work.” If the idea of joining these trainees inspires and motivates you, it’s time to start the application process.

Modules

-Becoming a teacher: Pedagogy & Philosophies of Learning
-Inclusion in the Secondary Classroom: Appreciating Diversity
-Understanding the Learner: A Personalised Approach to Learning & Assessment
-Teaching Placement

Career Opportunities

The quality of our graduates is well recognised both locally and nationally and, as such, a very high proportion of graduates gain immediate employment or enrol on Masters programmes to further their studies.A key strength of the Partnership is ‘how well the partnership prepares trainees to make them employable, leading to all securing, and remaining in, teaching posts’. (OFSTED 2014)

More Information

Please note that Level 2 Key Skills in Application of Numbers and Communication or Certificates in Adult Literacy or Numeracy, are not sufficient to meet the entry requirements to a PGCE programme.

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Do you believe that music has a key role to play in every young person’s education? Are you determined to bring the subject alive for pupils? If so, our PGCE Secondary Music course will provide you with access to becoming an inspiring teacher. Read more

Do you believe that music has a key role to play in every young person’s education? Are you determined to bring the subject alive for pupils? If so, our PGCE Secondary Music course will provide you with access to becoming an inspiring teacher.

What's covered in the course?

If you’re passionate about young people and want to introduce them to the exciting world of music and music making in all its forms then we’re excited to train you to ensure you excel as a teacher.

You’ll explore the skills and knowledge that music as an art form offers at secondary education level; and to train to become a confident, dynamic and creative teacher with the ability to make music accessible to all. You’ll discover how pupils learn and explore ways in which you can plan musical activities that will ensure they progress and develop their musicality.

Exploring an inclusive and rich approach towards music, you’ll prioritise active music making to promote musical thinking and learn how to inspire and enthuse your pupils by taking them on an exciting and stimulating musical journey. Techniques used include links many different forms of music and music making. These can be used to help pupils to become more self-confident, informed and culturally aware.

This course has strong links with local musical organisations such as the largest Music Service in the country run by Services for Education in Birmingham. The course provides the opportunity to experience music education from a variety of perspectives, including organisations that form part of the Birmingham Hub for Music Education like Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) and mac Birmingham.

A key feature of the course is how we promote technology enhanced learning both in terms of developing beginning teachers and also how music technology can support teaching and learning in schools.

Why Choose Us?

  • At least 120 days across a minimum of two placements, in line with the National College for Teaching and Learning (NCTL) requirements, supported by a subject mentor in your school and a personal development tutor at the University.
  • If you have a minimum of a 2:2 in your undergraduate degree, a Master’s or a PhD you may be eligible for a bursary from the (NCTL)For 2017 entry this bursary is £9,000 if you have a First or PhD and £4,000 if you have a 2:1 or Master’s.
  • We’re proud of our high employability rates, with 98 per cent of the School’s postgraduate students in employment or further study six months after completing this course (latest DLHE survey 2014/15).
  • If you accept an offer from us you’ll be able to take part in our free Skills Test ‘bootcamps’ to make sure you’re ready to start your PGCE in September.
  • You'll gain Master's level credits gained as part of this course that you can then use towards a full Master's degree, such as our Master’s in Teaching and Learning or Educational Leadership.

Entry Requirements

You must have a good degree (minimum 2:2 but 2:1 or 1st preferred) from a UK higher education institution or equivalent. You must have a GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in both English language and mathematics prior to application and if you are offered an interview you will take a written test to assess your standard of English.

You will also need to pass the Skills Test sin Literacy and Numeracy.

There is an expectation that you will have had some general experience of working with secondary age students in a school setting. In preparation for the selection interview you are required to engage in a teaching episode, observed by an experienced qualified teacher.

As part of the selection procedure, the interview panel will expect you to demonstrate your expertise in music and will assess personal qualities such as the potential to relate well to secondary age students, enthusiasm, sensitivity, communication skills and robustness and resilience for teaching.

Applicants must also meet The National College for Teaching and Leadership requirements for initial teacher training, which means being medically fit and successfully completing an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Assessment

Modules are assessed through a range of directed tasks and targeted assignments. Trainee teachers are also required to complete a profile of evidence towards the achievement of the standards required by the National College for Teaching and Leadership for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Evidence for the Standards is verified by mentors.

How do I apply?

All applications for 2014 entry need to be made via the UCAS Teacher Training website.

Course code: W3X1



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Transform your enthusiasm for chemistry into practical teaching skills. Dedicated and skilled chemistry teachers are in demand. Read more
Transform your enthusiasm for chemistry into practical teaching skills. Dedicated and skilled chemistry teachers are in demand. With school placements, tutor support and a graduated induction programme, our trainees are well prepared for teaching in secondary education, and have an excellent record of obtaining first teaching posts. We’ll give you the training and support needed to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to begin your professional teaching career.

Key features

-Build your confidence and gain practical teaching experience, with two main placements in local secondary schools and shorter visits to primary schools.
-Access a range of bursaries and funding options to help ensure you’re able to focus on your studies and placements. The Royal -Society of Chemistry (RSC) offers generous teacher training scholarships to exceptional candidates.
-Benefit from support throughout your training from both your faculty tutor and school mentors.
-Learn about the latest curriculum developments, issues and innovations.
-You'll be supported to teach all three sciences to GCSE with a particular focus on your specialism.
-Deepen your understanding of teaching, and learn about the opportunities for continued professional development and the relationship between educators and society.
-Make use of the latest technologies and developments in teaching and gain experience in developing multimedia resources for your subject.
-Hone your CV, interview and job application skills and attend events that will introduce you to potential employers.
-Leave with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to begin your career teaching chemistry to children of all abilities from 11-18.
-Take advantage of free teacher training support from the Department for Education’s Premier Plus programme.
-Our PGCE secondary programme is now part of the School Direct initiative, and we offer a wide range of subjects through this route.

Course details

You’ll take six core modules, including induction and professional issues, teaching and learning chemistry, developing subject pedagogy, professional studies and practical teaching. We assess modules through either coursework or practical teaching. You’ll learn to draw on your experience of teaching, and to provide evidence of reading and reflection. We’ll support you with a range of graduated practical experiences that will help you develop confidence and achieve the competence to take responsibility in the classroom. This tapered introduction to learning about teaching is a successful feature of our trainee teachers' work. You’ll spend two-thirds of your year in local schools with two secondary school placements, plus visits to primary schools. A school mentor and a faculty tutor will supervise you jointly.

Core modules
-EPGS413 Practical Teaching 1
-EPGS710 Developing Subject Pedagogy
-EPGS719 Professional Studies
-EPGS618 Practical Teaching 2
-EPGS615 Introduction to Professional Teaching and Learning

Optional modules
-EPGS619 Professional Studies
-EPGS610 Developing Subject Pedagogy

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Transform your enthusiasm for physics into practical teaching skills. With school placements, tutor support and a graduated induction programme, our trainees are well prepared for teaching in secondary education, and have an excellent record of obtaining first teaching posts. Read more
Transform your enthusiasm for physics into practical teaching skills. With school placements, tutor support and a graduated induction programme, our trainees are well prepared for teaching in secondary education, and have an excellent record of obtaining first teaching posts. Dedicated and skilled physics teachers are in demand – we’ll give you the training and support needed to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to begin your professional teaching career.

Key features

-Build your confidence and gain practical teaching experience, with two main placements in local secondary schools and shorter visits to primary schools.
-Access a range of bursaries and funding options to help ensure you’re able to focus on your studies and placements. The Institute of -Physics (IOP) offers generous teacher training scholarships to exceptional candidates.
-Benefit from support throughout your training from both your faculty tutor and school mentors.
-Learn about the latest curriculum developments, issues and innovations.
-You'll be supported to teach all three sciences to GCSE with a particular focus on your specialism.
-Deepen your understanding of teaching, and learn about the opportunities for continued professional development and the relationship between educators and society.
-Make use of the latest technologies and developments in teaching and gain experience in developing multimedia resources for your subject.
-Hone your CV, interview and job application skills and attend events that will introduce you to potential employers.
-Leave with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to begin your career teaching physics to children of all abilities from 11-18.
-Take advantage of free teacher training support from the Department for Education’s Premier Plus programme.
-Our PGCE secondary programme is now part of the School Direct initiative, and we offer a wide range of subjects through this route.

Course details

You’ll take six core modules, including induction and professional issues, teaching and learning physics, developing subject pedagogy, professional studies and practical teaching. We assess modules through either coursework or practical teaching. You’ll learn to draw on your experience of teaching, and to provide evidence of reading and reflection. We’ll support you with a range of graduated practical experiences that will help you develop confidence and achieve the competence to take responsibility in the classroom. This tapered introduction to learning about teaching is a successful feature of our trainee teachers' work. You’ll spend two-thirds of your year in local schools with two secondary school placements, plus visits to primary schools. A school mentor and a faculty tutor will supervise you jointly.

Core modules
-EPGS413 Practical Teaching 1
-EPGS710 Developing Subject Pedagogy
-EPGS719 Professional Studies
-EPGS618 Practical Teaching 2
-EPGS615 Introduction to Professional Teaching and Learning

Optional modules
-EPGS619 Professional Studies
-EPGS610 Developing Subject Pedagogy

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Course content. Pedagogy is explored in small subject groups; techniques are examined for making each subject accessible and stimulating in a classroom environment. Read more

Course content

Pedagogy is explored in small subject groups; techniques are examined for making each subject accessible and stimulating in a classroom environment.

Dance

The Dance route is designed to build on prior experience to equip all students with the specific subject knowledge and skills that will enable them to become effective teachers of Dance across Key Stage 3 and 4 and Post 16.

English

The English route is designed to equip students to teach language and literature across Key Stages 3 and 4 of the national curriculum and to A Level. The two subject study modules, which are based at our Bognor Regis Campus, involve active learning and all students lead sessions at different points of the year.

History

The History routes is designed to equip you to teach the subject across Key Stages 3 and 4 of the national curriculum and to A Level. This course aims to produce reflective and effective classroom practitioners, who are conversant with current discourses on history as it relates to secondary education.

Mathematics

As with all the PGCE Secondary subjects, this group is relatively small so that your tutors can recognise your particular strengths and needs, and there’s excellent support and academic advice. A team of mathematics tutors with complementary expertise contribute to the university-based sessions and are also subject tutors for school placement visits.

Modern Languages

The PGCE Secondary in Modern Languages aims to develop the necessary skills to teach modern languages effectively and make learning experiences for young people enjoyable and varied. In the University subject sessions you’ll develop your understanding of how children learn and appropriate modern languages teaching, including the use of target language and assessment.

Physical Education

This course aims to develop professional knowledge, understanding and skills in the subject material and curriculum required to teach PE, both within practical and theoretical domains.

Religious Education

The Religious Education (RE) route draws on your own prior experiences and skills and develops them to make you into a reflective, analytical and effective classroom practitioner; who can engage with current ideological and pedagogical debates surrounding the distinctive place of RE in the curriculum.

Science

(Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

The Science route is designed to equip you to teach national curriculum Science at Key Stage 3. At Key Stage 4 and A Level you’ll concentrate on your subject specialism – Biology, Chemistry or Physics. The subject specific element of the course is delivered at a partner school and is complemented by a Professional Studies programme, which is based at our Bognor Regis campus.

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support. We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research. A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas. We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.

Our award winning Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the campus. It hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors. Also situated in the LRC is the Support and Information Zone, Costa Coffee and over 80 open access work stations. An equipment loans centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long term loans.

Where this can take you

This programme prepares you for a career as a secondary school teacher. At the end of the year you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status and will be ready for the next stage of your development as a Newly Qualified Teacher in school. Our students are highly successful in gaining teaching posts, many in our partner schools. 

Indicative modules

In addition to your subject specialism, you’ll study a Professional Studies element of the course, which includes:

  • Professionalism in Education
  • Identity, Equality and Inclusion
  • Closing the gap in access and achievement
  • Reflective practice
  • Positive behaviour management
  • Working with learning support assistants
  • English as an additional language
  • Child protection and Prevent
  • Pastoral care in schools
  • Literacy and numeracy across the curriculum
  • Research skills
  • The relationship between theory and practice
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Vocal skills
  • Applying for teaching posts
  • Personal, Social and Health Education
  • Building rapport and resilience

Teaching and assessment

The programme’s delivered full-time over 38 weeks with 70% practical school experience in established partner schools and 30% university-based time, divided between Professional Studies and subject study. This experience provides you with the opportunity to work alongside serving teachers, learning about the broader roles and skills of teachers and other school staff.



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With a strong practical bias, this programme provides the formal teaching qualification for provisional registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), preparing you for a career in secondary school teaching. Read more
With a strong practical bias, this programme provides the formal teaching qualification for provisional registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), preparing you for a career in secondary school teaching.

About the programme

This programme is carried out in partnership with schools in which you will spend 18 weeks on placement. University-based study focuses on curriculum, methods of teaching and learning, and assessment, alongside theoretical and practical aspects of professional studies in education.

The programme is attuned to all issues and developments influencing Scottish secondary education, including the expectations of the GTCS.

Teaching qualifications are offered in the following areas. Select one or two of the following subjects, depending on qualifications: Art and Design; Biology with Science; Chemistry with Science; English; Mathematics; Modern Languages; Physical Education; and Physics with Science.

Applicants are strongly advised to visit the Teaching in Scotland website http://www.teachinscotland.org for full information on what is required to become a teacher in Scotland. For further information, contact our Course Enquiries Team.

An offer of a place on this programme is made on the basis of your application and successful interview.

Your learning

The programme currently consists of three compulsory modules, one of which is taught in conjunction with PGDE (Primary) and is offered at both SCQF levels 10 and 11, giving the option of 40 credits of internationally-recognised Masters level study. You will develop an understanding of the curriculum and a range of approaches to teaching, learning and assessment in your chosen subject discipline(s). You can also undertake an additional 20-credit module at Masters level.

Our Careers Adviser says

Most UWS graduates remain in mainstream teaching in the UK or abroad. Others work with children with additional learning support needs, in adult training; educational aspects of charities, science centres, the commercial sector, the public sector, and social services.

Professional recognition

Graduates receive the formal teaching qualification necessary for provisional registration with the GTCS, a requirement for entry into the guaranteed one-year Teacher Induction Scheme.

Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG)

Successful applicants who gain a place on this programme will need to register on the PVG Scheme, managed and delivered by Disclosure Scotland, see http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk

Financial support

PGDE courses are funded in the same way as undergraduate courses. You can apply to SAAS to have tuition fees paid. Eligibility conditions apply; check http://www.saas.gov.uk for details.

First-class facilities

You’ll have access to a wide range of technology to facilitate your learning. Our libraries are stocked with a vast range of specialist resources to help you in your studies, and you’ll also have access to our extensive electronic library collection (including e-books and academic journals) and the virtual learning environment, Moodle.

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Transform your enthusiasm for design and technology into practical teaching skills. With school placements, tutor support and a graduated induction programme, our trainees are well prepared for teaching in secondary education, and have an excellent record of obtaining first teaching posts. Read more
Transform your enthusiasm for design and technology into practical teaching skills. With school placements, tutor support and a graduated induction programme, our trainees are well prepared for teaching in secondary education, and have an excellent record of obtaining first teaching posts. Our full-time, one year PGCE programme will give you the training and support needed to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to begin your professional teaching career.

Key features

-Draw upon your own expertise in design and technology, and extend your own subject knowledge and understanding.
-Build your confidence and gain practical teaching experience, with two main placements in local secondary schools and shorter visits to primary schools.
-Access a range of bursary and funding options to help ensure you’re able to focus on your studies and placements.
-Benefit from support throughout your training from both your faculty tutor and school mentors.
-Stand out as a subject specialist with the knowledge, personal qualities and standards of professional competence necessary to stimulate the imagination of children and to maintain and improve standards in schools.
-Learn about the latest curriculum developments, issues and innovations.
-Deepen your understanding of teaching, and learn about the opportunities for continued professional development and the relationship between educators and society.
-Make use of the latest technologies and developments in teaching and gain experience in developing multimedia resources for your subject.
-Hone your CV, interview and job application skills and attend events that will introduce you to potential employers.
-Leave with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to begin your career teaching design and technology to children of all abilities from 11-18.
-Take advantage of free teacher training support from the Department for Education’s Premier Plus programme.

Course details

You’ll spend two thirds of your PGCE on placement with 24 weeks in secondary school and five days in primary school, supported and supervised jointly by a school mentor and a faculty tutor. In addition to this you’ll cover modules on planning, assessment and teaching and you’ll also focus on the teaching of design and technology itself. You’ll maintain professional development and subject knowledge profiles enabling you to chart your development in meeting the professional standards required by the Department of Education. Assessments are based around school experience and are designed to be learning experiences shared with other students, mentors and tutors. You’ll learn to draw on your experience of teaching as well as provide evidence of reading and reflection.

Core modules
-EPGS413 Practical Teaching 1
-EPGS710 Developing Subject Pedagogy
-EPGS719 Professional Studies
-EPGS618 Practical Teaching 2
-EPGS615 Introduction to Professional Teaching and Learning

Optional modules
-EPGS619 Professional Studies
-EPGS610 Developing Subject Pedagogy

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The PGDE course is a professional training course. The course is regulated by the General Teaching Council for Scotland and the Scottish Government. Read more

Why this course?

The PGDE course is a professional training course. The course is regulated by the General Teaching Council for Scotland and the Scottish Government.
The PGDE qualifies graduates to teach in secondary education.
The PGDE course can be taken as a one year (36 week) full-time programme and also as a two year part-time programme.
The course provides you with the theoretical and practical starting point to your career. You’ll learn the skills, attitudes and competences to communicate your subject in the classroom.
This course recruits graduates from a range of secondary teaching subjects and has UK, EU and International students. It’s a recognised qualification throughout the world.
During the course, attendance, participation and commitment are key elements. The on-campus programme provides you with the theory for the teaching that you’ll carry out during school placements. The demands on you will increase as the course progresses.

See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/secondaryeducation/

Partnership

The course is jointly delivered by Strathclyde and partner schools within local authorities. By the end of the course you’re expected to be competent in areas relating to teaching competences as identified by the Scottish Government and the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

Key aims

The key aim of the PGDE course is:

“To support the development of student teachers in attaining the Standards for Provisional Registration within the context of a partnership model of teacher education.”

This aim will be met through teaching and learning processes that encourage active and participative methods.

Which subjects can I teach?

A teaching qualification can be awarded in one or two particular subjects. The subjects offered are:

Art & Design
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Computing
English
Gaelic
Geography
History
Home Economics
Mathematics
Modem Languages - French, German, Italian, Spanish
Modern Studies
Music
Physical Education
Physics
Religious Education
Technological Education

Please note that not all subjects may be available each year. Some subjects may be available only in conjunction with other subjects.

You’ll study

The programme is made up of three modules:
- Pedagogy & Curriculum – classes include content, teaching approaches and the use of assessment
- Pedagogy & Placement Learning – on-campus teaching and learning, and placement experience in schools
- Educational Studies – you’re encouraged to discuss and to reflect on the principles underlying the work of all teachers

You’re expected to keep a portfolio of progress throughout the course. This prepares you for the continuation of professional development during your professional teaching career.

School placement

School placements are central to your course and provide a focus for all other course modules.

The National Guidelines for Teacher Education Courses require you to spend a minimum of 18 weeks or equivalent in schools and to show that you meet the benchmarks for the Standards for Provisional Registration.

You’re required to attend the placement school throughout the full working day. You’re also required to attend school on staff in-service days, unless specifically requested by the school not to do so.

The placement school provides opportunities to work with colleagues. Team work is an essential part of that experience

Learning & teaching

The course encourages an active and participative style of learning in order to meet your professional needs, and to promote a commitment to continuing professional development.

- Full-time course
The hours for the full-time course are 9am to 5pm. You’re expected to be working on course-related activity during those hours.

- Part-time course

Detailed information on the week-by-week timetable for each year will be provided at the first meeting of part-time students.

Assessment

To be awarded the PGDE you must pass all course modules.

- Course work
Each class includes course work that involves group or independent study on specified tasks. This may involve presentations and written reports.

Although these are not assessed formally they're essential learning experiences and are course requirements.

Careers

- How much will I earn?
As a secondary school teacher in Scotland, salaries range from £21,438 to £34,200. *

- Where are they now?
94% of our graduates are in work or further study.**

*information is intended only as a guide.
**Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, Graduate statistics 2011/12, 2010/11, (aggregated data)

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/index.jsp

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The Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary Education) offers an opportunity for graduates from a variety of backgrounds to obtain a teaching qualification that is accredited nationally and recognised internationally. Read more
The Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary Education) offers an opportunity for graduates from a variety of backgrounds to obtain a teaching qualification that is accredited nationally and recognised internationally.

This course enables those with approved qualifications to become certified secondary teachers. As secondary school teachers are usually employed to teach more than one school subject, it is a requirement of the course that you undertake both a major and minor area of study. Your major teaching area is based on the content of your bachelor degree. Your minor teaching area will be a curriculum area that you have studied to a lesser degree and/or an area where you have gained professional experience.

Major Teaching Specialisations

The major teaching area qualifies you to teach lower secondary school and upper-secondary school students.

Major subject specialisations include:

-The Arts (Design, Drama, Media Studies, Visual Arts)
-English
-Languages (Chinese and Japanese)
-Mathematics
-Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Physics, )
-Social Sciences (Economics, Geography, History, Politics and Law).

Minor Teaching Specialisations

The minor teaching area qualifies you to teach lower secondary school students up to year 10.

Minor subject specialisations include:

-The Arts (Visual Arts, Drama, Media Studies, Design)
-English
-Languages (Chinese and Japanese)
-Mathematics
-Science (Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science)
-Social Sciences (History, Geography, Politics and Law, Economics).

This course is not suitable for qualified teachers wishing to change their qualification and/or subject specialisations.

Professional recognition

This course is recognised both nationally and internationally.

Career opportunities

Teaching at any level is a rewarding and interesting career. The Western Australian Department of Education and Training, as a matter of policy, employs teaching graduates from each institution in Western Australia. Many Curtin graduates are also employed by the Catholic education system and independent schools in Western Australia.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

2016 Curtin International Scholarships: Merit Scholarship

Curtin University is an inspiring, vibrant, international organisation, committed to making tomorrow better. It is a beacon for innovation, driving advances in technology through high-impact research and offering more than 100 practical, industry-aligned courses connecting to workplaces of tomorrow.

Ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015, the University is also ranked 25th in the world for universities under the age of 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2015 Curtin also received an overall five-star excellence rating in the QS stars rating.

Curtin University strives to give high achieving international students the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised education through offering the Merit Scholarship. The Merit Scholarship will give you up to 25 per cent of your first year tuition fees and if you enrol in an ELB program at Curtin English before studying at Curtin, you will also receive a 10 per cent discount on your Curtin English fees.

For full details and terms and conditions of this scholarship, please visit: curtin.edu/int-scholarships and click on Merit.

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This Secondary Mathematics teacher training programme is aimed at students with an interest and strong background in maths. Read more
This Secondary Mathematics teacher training programme is aimed at students with an interest and strong background in maths. Applicants for both routes should have sound mathematical skills and a passion to communicate their subject and a desire to motivate and stimulate pupils from diverse backgrounds into studying mathematics. This programme prepares student teachers to become professional, creative, competent and reflective secondary school teachers of mathematics.

Students following this programme will have the opportunity to gain 60 Master's-level credits as part of their PGCE. The programme contains university-based workshops, two school placements and online materials to develop subject knowledge and pedagogy.

The aims of the programme are:

- To become a confident, competent and effective teacher of mathematics in secondary schools

- To develop practical knowledge and theoretical understanding to successfully work with secondary school children

- To widen individual skills, expertise and background knowledge across the field of mathematics education.

Visit the website http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/pg/seced/mm

Education - Secondary

Our secondary education programme is for students who want to train to teach young people in secondary schools. The programme is a mixture of learning at the university together with periods of practical teaching experience in our partner schools and colleges.

What you'll study

Full time
- Year 1:
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Professional e-Portfolio (Level 7) (15 credits)
Professional Studies and School-Based Research (Level 7) (45 credits)
School Experience A (15 credits)
School Experience B (15) (15 credits)
Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy 1 (30 credits)
Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy 2 (30 credits)

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Assessment

Continuous assessment of classroom skills and teaching effectiveness builds towards a professional development portfolio. There are also written and practical assignments with opportunities for Master's-level credits in the postgraduate version.

Professional recognition

Qualified Teacher Status.

Career options

Graduates are equipped for careers working in secondary schools and other educational settings.

Find out about the teaching and learning outcomes here - http://www2.gre.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/644414/Prof-GCE-and-Prof-Cert-in-Lifelong-Learning.pdf

Find out how to apply here - http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/apply

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