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

Newcastle University

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    10 months

Course summary

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-sixteen enhancement. 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.

We offer the following Secondary PGCE courses:

Geography
Mathematics
French
French with German
French with Spanish
German with French
Spanish with French
Secondary Science with Biology Specialism
Secondary Science with Chemistry Specialism
Secondary Science with Physics Specialism

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.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,600overall cost

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

University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    37th

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

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