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Secondary Education (Chemistry with Science) (PGDE)

University of Dundee

Venues

City Campus

Content

This course is the first stage you need to complete if you are following the traditional route into secondary education. It covers the Initial Teacher Education phase of your career. When followed by a successful induction year working within a school (Teaching Induction Scheme), you will be qualified to teach English throughout Scotland.

Through two on-campus study modules combined with three school placements, you will gain vital classroom skills and experience. You will explore aspects of theory for teaching English language and literature to children and young adults. You'll focus on developing learners' reading, writing, listening and talking skills. We will also teach you how to effectively support numeracy, health and well-being.

Small class sizes mean you will benefit from a strong supportive community of staff and students. You will receive individual support throughout the course from an allocated tutor, with extensive experience and knowledge of teaching secondary English. They will also visit and assess you on each of your placements. Additionally you will be allocated a mentor from within the schools you are working in during each of your placements.

Entry Requirements

You must have a degree containing 80 SCQF credit points relevant to the teaching qualification, including organic, physical and inorganic chemistry. 40 of the credit points must have been studied at SCQF Level 8 or above. You must also have Higher English plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5.

You require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details.

Progression Routes

The programme (accredited by the GTC for Scotland) prepares graduates to teach Chemistry in secondary schools.

Start Date

August

Qualification

Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

Q3X1

Course Length

52 weeks

Department

Education and Social Work

SCQF Level

11

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General