Liverpool John Moores University
Train to become an outstanding teacher of Secondary Geography with Liverpool John Moores University. Graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Work alongside highly experienced Geography teachers in excellent subject departments on this PGDE course which trains you to teach Geography at Secondary level.
Our ITT courses support the development of your:
- critical understanding of educational theory and practice
- reflective practice linked to professional development
- practitioner research skills for effective teaching and learning
- understanding and application of subject knowledge
The programmes are designed to develop teachers who are reflective practitioners and are able to apply a deep understanding of the curriculum, learners and learning to impact on the development and achievement of young people.
To join this PGDE, you should have a first degree (or recognised equivalent) in a Geography-related discipline normally with significant content in your chosen subject area. The degree classification should be at 2:2 or above.
Additional requirements for the programme include:
- GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent qualification).
- A demonstrable interest in teaching within the curriculum area. You could show this in a number of ways – time spent in schools, knowledge of the chosen curriculum area, relevant practical experience. A minimum of 10 days’ work experience in a UK Secondary school is normally required prior to commencing the programme. We can help to arrange this for successful applicants.
Applicants will need to pass Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy prior to entry to this programme. A Disclosure and Barring Service check and a DfE Fitness to Teach health form are required.
The University element of the programme is based around modules focusing on:
- developing your subject and pedagogical knowledge in order to support you in becoming a reflective, skilled and effective practitioner
- critiquing effective approaches to learning, teaching and assessment in your subject and/or age phase
- promoting your ability to design inclusive, engaging and impactful sequences of lessons to meet the diverse needs all learners
- informed and deliberate use of educational research to improve pupils’ learning
Course assessment methods include: critical reflections on research and practice, small scale research projects, the design and analysis of learning experiences, presentations and a portfolio of professional activities.
You will need to monitor your progression towards achieving the professional standards required for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and to maintain a professional development portfolio associated with these.
A final assessment of your achievement of the Teachers’ standards required will be based on observation and assessment of your teaching practice and the evidence base that you develop during training.
Please note the fees for 2018/19 are still awaiting final confirmation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PGDE||Full-time||September 2018||£ 9,250 per Academic year (home fees)||10 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|IM Marsh campus||Liverpool||L17 6BD||North West|
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