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Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) (PGDE)

University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education

Full time August PgDip, Other 1 year full-time

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Programme description

The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Secondary is for graduates who want to become subject-specialist teachers in the secondary sector. This 36-week programme is the Scottish route to qualified teacher status.

This is an intensive programme of study, 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:

  • A competent, reflective classroom practitioner
  • A collaborator who contributes to the wider informal curriculum of the school
  • A subject specialist and a curriculum developer
  • A teacher in society, whether building strong relationships with parents or contributing to national policy debates

We currently offer our secondary programme in the

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