This course prepares students to teach the full range of pupils in post primary schools; students are asked to choose 1 main subject; the main subjects available are as follows: Art and design; English with drama and media studies; geography; history; home economics; music; PE; technology and design. The major aim of the course is to help students acquire competence in the basic skills of teaching and classroom management within their chosen subject area; in order to ensure a close link between theory and practice.
Candidate suitability for teaching will be explored via: An access NI check carried out by the University designated officer; applicants must have GCSE English Language and Mathematics (Grade C) or the equivalent in order to satisfy the Department of Education for Northern Ireland�s minimum entrance to teaching requirement. Applicants wishing to undertake Religious Education as an option in the Postgraduate Certificate must also have GCSE Religious Education (Grade C minimum) or its equivalent; 2 written confidential references one of which must be from a representative of the University from which the applicant received his/her first degree; the application form must be completed in full and be grammatically correct; a formal interview at which applicants will be offered the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of and commitment to teaching as a career; the Postgraduate Certificate Course Committee will determine the constitution of the interview panel; all candidates who are offered a place will be required to pass a medical examination before commencing the course; a vocationally relevant degree; applicants will normally be expected to have acquired a vocationally relevant Honours Degree at standard 2.2 or above, where modules reflect the knowledge components of the subjects in the Northern Ireland Curriculum; the selection committee will finally determine the vocational relevance of all applicant degrees; applicants will be expected to demonstrate a knowledge, interest and experience in the education of post primary aged children in formal and informal settings.
The course includes both university and school based work throughout the year; students spend 24 weeks in schools and 12 weeks in the university during their PGCE course; students will also be introduced to the most recent curriculum developments in their subject with particular attention being paid to the requirements of the Northern Ireland revised curriculum; students will also be able to explore the wider social, economic and political context within which these educational changes are taking place; throughout the course, students are made aware of the links between subjects, the statutory cross-curricular skills and the development of pupils� literacy, numeracy and information communication technology competence via their main subject specialism.
Your performance on the course will be assessed through coursework and school experience.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Coleraine Campus||Coleraine||BT52 1SA||Northern Ireland|
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