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PGCE Secondary Education, Modern Languages


Course Description

Introduction

The Secondary Postgraduate Certificate in Education is a one academic year (36 week) course that trains graduates to be secondary school teachers of Modern Languages.

If you need to boost your subject knowledge before starting the PGCE Secondary Education Modern Languages course you can do a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course. You can only apply to do this after receiving an offer of a place on the PGCE.

The PGCE Secondary Initial Teacher Education Modern Languages programme has been designed to train teachers for the full secondary age phase (11-18). Trainees are assessed against the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in two key stages, normally KS3 and KS4. In the first half of the autumn term, some trainees may seek to change this to Key Stage 4 and post-16, this will be subject to discussion with the programme leader.

PGCE Secondary Initial Teacher Modern Languages course is a active and practical allowing trainees to develop professional competence through work undertaken in schools and in the University. Trainees work with young people, develop their expertise in their specialist subject area, share and discuss educational issues and study relevant educational research. The course is just the beginning of what we hope will be a process of continual professional development throughout a challenging and rewarding career.

For up to date list of modules and courses delivery please visit our website.

Study time

The Modern Languages programme at UWE will give you the skills you need to be a successful languages teacher of the future. Trainees become involved in an exciting mixture of teaching and learning styles, ranging from presentations and micro-teaching to pair and small group work. You will also be able to find out about the learning process and try things out in the group, such as presenting a new language to a class or experimenting with a game you have just made. There will be regular opportunities for French specialists, Germanists and Hispanists to work together.

Study facilities

The Department of Education provides a pleasant environment in which to study. Its modern, purpose-built facilities provide high quality teaching rooms with state-of-the-art technology available. The department has excellent IT facilities and houses an Open Learning Area with the latest equipment including an interactive whiteboard, CD burners, scanners and a range of equipment that can be booked out and borrowed, including digital cameras and laptops, with friendly staff on hand to help when needed.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whyuwe/fantasticfacilities

Careers/further study

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programmes now includes 40 credits of assessment at Master's Level (Level M). For candidates who opt not to attempt the requisite credit at Level M, a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education will be available as an alternative award.

For further information on your career in teaching, including salary scales and case studies of current trainee teachers, visit http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching

Open Events

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Visit http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whatson/opendays/postgraduateopendays.aspx

Visit the PGCE Secondary Education, Modern Languages page on the University of the West of England, Bristol website for more details!



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