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Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - Secondary (with Qualified Teacher Status QTS)


Course Description

Programme Overview

The Secondary PGCE forms a practical introduction to teaching, providing student teachers with the professional expertise, knowledge and understanding to teach secondary age children, including at post-16. The strong emphasis of the course is on learning from experience through reflection and enquiry.

The Secondary PGCE forms a practical introduction to teaching. You will develop the professional expertise, knowledge and understanding to teach secondary age children. You will also gain experience of teaching at post-16 level.

The course has a strong focus on learning from experience, through reflection and enquiry. This process of reflective enquiry underpins the development of teaching skills. It also forms the basis for the written work submitted as part of your PGCE.

During the PGCE you will undertake 60 credits of master's-level modules. The course modules are rooted in school and classroom practice. They work to complement your experiences - enhancing outcomes and your professional development.

You will graduate with a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) if you: complete these components; meet the Teachers’ Standards through your practical engagement in schools

An understanding of the relationship between theory, practice and research underpins the PGCE. Two thirds of your time (around 130 days) is spent on placements in partnership schools. This provides a firm practical and theoretical foundation for the professional journey towards becoming an outstanding practitioner.

Modules

For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/pgce-secondary/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/pgce-secondary/#howtoapply

Visit the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - Secondary (with Qualified Teacher Status QTS) page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

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