University of East London

University of East London

Secondary Education (Computer Science)

This programme is designed to meet the standards required for qualified teacher status (QTS) and to develop secondary teachers with a specialism in geography; it do this in the context of secondary partnership schools many of which are situated in east London where skills of educating children in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual urban environment are paramount.

Entry requirements

Students must: have achieved a standard equivalent to grade C in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics; hold a minimum 2:2 1st degree in an appropriate subject from a United Kingdom Higher Education Institution or an equivalent qualification taught in English.

Course modules

Introduction to teaching and learning (learning styles); teaching in east London; introduction to key stage 2; observing teaching and learning; the national curriculum: principles and framework; introduction to the role of the teacher and support staff; introduction to behaviour management; introduction to lesson planning and evaluation; safeguarding children; introduction to monitoring and assessment; literacy across the curriculum; numeracy across the curriculum; child development and influences on learning; introduction to differentiation; introduction to special educational needs; introduction to English as an additional language; applying for teaching posts; raising achievement: tracking pupil progress; working with other adults in the classroom.

Assessment methods

For the award of PGCE all of the required assignments need to be passed; in order to be recommended for qualified teacher status, students have to demonstrate that students have met all of the standards specified for qualified teacher status; to this end there is ongoing assessment of their planning, teaching and assessment of pupils which are logged in their professional development portfolio which students are required to keep; the school based training placements are assessed by observation carried out by UEL and school based staff.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stratford Campus Waltham Forest E15 4LZ South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
0208 223 2319