University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Education (Primary/Secondary)

If you are an aspiring teacher, this programme will provide you with the knowledge, skills and values you need to become the committed professional necessary for today's schools. As well as offering courses in educational and curricular issues, the programme also highlights the importance of practitioner enquiry. This systematic reflection on teaching in the classroom gives the programme its distinctive Master's character. The programme consists of 18 weeks of study in the University and 18 weeks of school experience in our partner schools. Within the programme there are separate pathways you can take for qualification as a primary teacher or as a secondary teacher.

Entry requirements

A degree from a UK university or equivalent. A pass in higher English or equivalent. A pass in intemediate 2/credit mathematics or equivalent. For secondary education, the degree should contain 80 credit points relevant to the subject chosen, 40 of which at Year 2 or above. Some work experience in a school classroom is also required. The Scottish Government expects the School of Education to provide numbers of teachers to teach in Catholic schools in Scotland. This particular programme provides support for, and emphasis on, the initial teacher education of those who intend to teach in Catholic schools. The design of the programme necessarily reflects the denominational sector requirements and prospective applicants should consider this before applying. The School welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. In the selection procedures for interview, priority is given to those who indicated, in their personal statement, their intention to teach in Catholic schools and to seek the Catholic Teacher's Certificate in Religious Education.

Course modules

The programme will prepare you to meet the demands of the profession through the following areas of study: Understanding learning and teaching; learning and teaching in the primary curriculum or learning and teaching in the secondary curriculum; professional enquiry; religious education (students who complete this course will be awarded the Catholic Teacher's Certificate in Religious Education); school placements. Secondary teaching qualifications are offered in the following subjects: Art and design; biology; business education; chemistry; computing; English; geography; history; mathematics; modern languages (French, French with Spanish, French with Italian, French with German, Spanish with French); modern studies; physics; religious education.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGDipEd Full-time GBP 1,820 per Whole course (EU) 10 months
PGDipEd Full-time GBP 9,000 per Whole course (England) 10 months
PGDipEd Full-time GBP 15,250 per Whole course (International) 10 months
PGDipEd Full-time GBP 9,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 10 months
PGDipEd Full-time GBP 1,820 per Whole course (Scotland) 10 months
PGDipEd Full-time GBP 9,000 per Whole course (Wales) 10 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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