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PgCert/PgDip/MA Education Secondary

Course Description

This programme, which was rated outstanding in the 2011 OfSTED Inspection Report, provides Qualified Teacher Status in the 11-18 age range. Specialisms include: English (Didsbury and Crewe); Mathematics; Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Physics with Maths); Modern Foreign Languages (French, German or Spanish); History; Geography (Didsbury and Crewe); Psychology; Social Science with Citizenship; Physical Education; Art and Design; Music; Drama; Religious Education; Design and Technology; Business Studies with Information and Communications Technology (Crewe only).

For details of individual specialisms please search on http://www.mmu.ac.uk, 'Find a course 2012' using the relevant subject tag.

This is one of the largest PGCE programme in the country offering the following subject specialisms. Unless otherwise indicated courses are taught at our Didsbury campus.

Art and Design
Business Studies with Information and Communications Technology (Crewe only)
Design and Technology: Food and Textiles or Resistant Technology
English (Didsbury or Crewe)
Geography (Didsbury or Crewe)
Modern Foreign Languages - French, German, Spanish
Music or Music with Specialist Instrument Teaching
Physical Education
Psychology or Social Science with Citizenship
Religious Education
Science - Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Physics with Maths
Some specialisms currently attract a bursary. We recommend that you visit the TDA website http://www.tda.org.uk for the latest information.

You will undertake professional studies, such as education for global citizenship, education policy, drugs and youth culture, child protection and other major contemporary educational topics, such as:

Addressing the implications of the "Every Child Matters" agenda
Promoting an inclusive learning and teaching environment
Working in multi-professional teams
Creating a climate for learning in the classroom
Learning and teaching strategies
Managing students' behaviour
Planning and evaluating students' learning
Developing knowledge and understanding of teachers' professional responsibilities
Throughout the programme, you will receive thorough preparation for the National Cuirriculum and the Secondary Strategy for Key Stage 3, GCSE, AS and A2 Levels.

We aim to develop analytical, successful and enthusiastic beginning teachers who are fully aware of the excitement and challenges which lie ahead and who can work effectively in a variety of educational settings.

Special Features:

Rated as 'outstanding' in Ofsted 2011 Inspection
Training tailored across diverse educational settings
National reputation in secondary teacher education based on a wide range of subject disciplines and an effective partnership structure.
Includes 60 M-level CAT points, or one third of a Masters degree
Subject enhancement/boosters available for PGCE Maths and Science

Visit the PgCert/PgDip/MA Education Secondary page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate honours degree awarded by a UK university, or an equivalent higher education qualification. All subjects normally require a minimum of a 2:2 classification.You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics at the point of application.

Course Fees

UK and EU students full-time £9,000 Non-EU overseas students full-time £12,500

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