University of Leicester
Secondary Education (Geography)
The course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS); students spend 24 out of 36 weeks in school placements; geography is facing many challenges within the present education system; the course is a relevant subject which plays a major role in helping children to develop a better understanding of the increasingly complex world around them; as a trainee teacher, students have the opportunity to develop their personal and professional skills and expand their subject knowledge; the programme is both challenging and rewarding and develops both enthusiasm and confidence as a geographer and a teacher.
Degree (2.1 or above preferred) with at least 50 per cent of content in subject specialism; GCSE English and mathematics grade C or above, or equivalent; interview.
Teacher development course: reflective practice; career development; professional values; options: using your voice effectively; understanding autism; teaching sport; classroom management; preparing for an interview; 2 secondary teaching placements; subject specialism: planning and curriculum in geography; approaches to student learning; thinking skills; enquiry based learning; fieldwork; information communication technology (ICT) and geography, including the use of geographical information systems (GIS); creative approaches to learning; debates concerning the links between school and university geographies; where possible progress of students in teaching and learning skills and understanding is partly developed through the creation of curriculum ideas and resources with external partners (e.g. Afghan Action) for wider use by the geographical educational community as well as on teaching placement.
Continuous assessment is used throughout the course and there are no examinations.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PGCE (professional)||Full-time||-||36 weeks|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Leicester||Leicester||LE1 7RH||East Midlands|
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