This Professional Graduate Diploma in Education is for graduates wishing to enter the teaching profession in Scotland at secondary level.
The one-year programme is the Scottish route to qualified teacher status. We aim to prepare you for the range of roles that teachers are expected to play: a competent, reflective classroom practitioner; a collaborator who contributes to the wider informal curriculum of the school; a subject specialist and curriculum developer; and a teacher in society, whether building strong relationships with parents or contributing to national policy debates.
The 36-week secondary programme is divided equally between University- based and school-based activities.
The programme is designed to prepare you for the range of roles that teachers are expected to play:
We currently offer our secondary programme in the following subjects:
This 36-week programme, starting in late August, is divided into three blocks, of 16 weeks, 11 weeks and nine weeks. Each block contains an equal balance between University-based and school-based activities.
Campus activities will include lectures and workshops, with a focus on student-centred learning in a multidisciplinary setting. School activities will include observation and analysis of teaching and learning, through to developing and implementing your own teaching practice.
Visit the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) - PGDE page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!