We use cookies to ensure the best user experience and to serve tailored advertising. To learn more about our cookies and how to manage them, please visit our cookie policy

I AGREE
Close icon

Personalise what you see on this page.

Choose from the options below. We'll show you information based on your current location as default.

I'M FROM

  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.

LIVING IN

  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.

LOOKING FOR

  • Undergraduate courses
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.
Viewing as a student from United States living in United States interested in Undergraduate courses

Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    University of East Anglia UEA

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our one-year, full-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary English programme will equip you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to teach English to pupils aged between 11 and 16 – plus the option of additional experience of A-Level English teaching. Upon successful completion of your PGCE, you’ll graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 90 Master’s credits.

It’s an exciting time to train to become an English teacher. Schools have freedom to decide their approach to the subject. Your course will introduce you to knowledge-based models and skills-oriented curricula, as well as how to support students’ personal and creative growth. You’ll have the chance to consider and develop realistic ideas about what to teach, how to teach it, and why. We’ll help you gain insight into pupils’ learning and motivations. You’ll also gain essential long-term planning, assessment and classroom management skills.

Through both first-hand experience and our taught modules you’ll come to understand the ways in which pupils engage with English and what you can do to support and encourage their learning. You’ll develop strategies to make learning challenging, stimulating and fun – helping students to really enjoy their time in school.

Secondary schools are demanding but tremendously rewarding environments to work in. You’ll be teaching pupils as they mature from early adolescence to adulthood. And our programme will teach you how to make an effective contribution to the work of the school beyond your subject.

ABOUT

Stimulating young minds and watching pupils grow in confidence and achieve their full potential – that’s what secondary education is all about. It can be a challenging profession, but also one of the most rewarding.

Our PGCE Master’s programme closely interweaves school and university-based training. Over 38 weeks, you’ll spend at least 120 days (minimum 24 weeks) on school placement and 60 study days in structured learning at UEA.

Our course will provide you with the opportunity to research and evaluate the latest thinking in good teaching practice, helping you understand the optimum ways pupils learn.

You’ll discover how pupils best learn English, and how to best support and guide them. You’ll also develop your own strategies to make learning English a satisfying, engaging and challenging experience.

CAREER DESTINATIONS

Teacher, Deputy head teacher, Head teacher, Management, Tutor and UK and Overseas teaching opportunities.

Application deadline

01-06-2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University image

University of East Anglia UEA

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

    University of East Anglia UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, England

UEA is a highly-respected university. Its beautiful campus is surrounded by English countryside and provides a safe and friendly place to live and study.
Join a welcoming and diverse community of international students. Students get all the support they need, before and after they apply.
Located in beautiful parkland, UEA is also just a short bus ride away from the centre of Norwich, a buzzing yet historic city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 81 6

    40th out of 106 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 62%

    34th

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    34th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    54th

    27
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    146 71%

    25th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%

    72nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    83rd

    19

Is this page useful?

Yes No

Sorry about that...

HOW CAN WE IMPROVE IT?

SUBMIT

Thanks for your feedback!