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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGDE - Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

  • Location

    University of Strathclyde

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    AUG

  • Duration

    36 weeks

Course summary

Why this course?

As a teacher of art and design, you’ll be responsible for uncovering the creative spark in each and every student you teach. You’ll open young people’s eyes to endless creative possibilities and show them new means by which they can express themselves. Overall, you’ll be responsible for nurturing talent in the creatives of tomorrow.

Studying on the PGDE (Secondary) Art & Design course is a rewarding and absorbing experience and our students go on to enjoy busy careers where their skills are in great demand due to the reputation for high quality which the University of Strathclyde enjoys within the teaching profession.

Worldwide qualification

This course is a professional training course which qualifies you to teach secondary education. The qualification is recognised throughout the world and is regulated by :

  • the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS)
  • the Scottish Government.

What you'll learn

This course will equip you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you require.

While on campus you'll attend two general teaching classes:

  • Educational Perspectives & Policies
  • Principles, Policies & Practice

Educational Perspectives and Policies will develop your understanding of educational issues in a broader intellectual context while Principles and Policy in Practice is the companion module to Educational Perspective and Policies. It shares a focus on critical professional engagement informed by educational research and theory. Tutorials for both classes provide the opportunity to work with students from different subjects and from within the primary sector.

Subject specific classes are known as Creative Contexts for Learning (CCL). Here, you’ll learn about pedagogical approaches specific to art and design with a highly experienced tutor.

The course also has links with several leading professionals in the world of art and design teaching, who deliver school related aspects for the course. You’ll work with a wide range of materials and methods to show you how you can harness your passion to engage young people. This time is used to familiarise you with the curriculum, allow you to collaborate with students, and begin to plan lessons, develop materials, and teach mini-lessons and to learn innovative and motivating ways to deliver the curriculum effectively.

You'll also complete a Professional Specialism (PS) module which can be self-directed or comprised of on-campus classes which aims to allow you to develop your knowledge in an educational area of particular interest.

Careers

A degree in education will equip you for a range of careers working with children and young people.

Most of our PGDE graduates go on to work as teachers in secondary schools across the country.

Secondary School Teachers in Scotland use the Curriculum for Excellence framework. They work with their class to develop skills and abilities, and encourage the pupils to expand their knowledge and understanding further.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,300per year

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

University information

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University of Strathclyde

  • University League Table

    35th

  • Campus address

    University of Strathclyde, McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G1 1XQ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 81 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    199 100%

    1st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    89 89%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    40th

    17

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