University of Reading

University of Reading

Secondary Education (Computer Science)

The course prepares students for the role of information communications technology (ICT) teacher and co-ordinator in the context of the secondary school curriculum; the programme is informed by national strategies and initiatives in key stage 3 as well as in the 14-19 agenda; it addresses the key stage 3 strategy framework, explores various key stage 4 examination courses and addresses the curriculum for post-16 courses through lectures, seminars, workshops and practical teaching opportunities; the programme works closely with partnership schools and the local community; the programme is closely integrated with the school placements, which helps to ensure that students are made aware of professional values as well as skills, knowledge and understanding in their specialist subject; students have the opportunity to explore a range of new technologies and digital applications and consider critically and creatively their use in teaching and learning.

Entry requirements

Either a good Honours degree in an information communication technology (ICT)-related subject or a degree with an ICT component; applicants who hold a non-ICT degree must provide evidence of some relevant ICT qualifications (for example, qualifications such as an Master's or postgraduate diploma); those who do not have a relevant qualification may still qualify for interview if they can show substantial work experience as an ICT specialist; experience of working with children and young people in a formal context is also desirable; applicants should be able to demonstrate awareness of current educational issues, enthusiasm and motivation for teaching ICT in a secondary school context; good communication skills are essential; GCSE minimum grade C or equivalent in mathematics, English language and science; interview.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 10 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

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