School of Education | PGCE Education (Primary) 10 months Postgraduate Program By Durham University |Top Universities
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Program Duration

10 monthsProgram duration

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Main Subject Area

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Program overview

Main Subject

Education and Training

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

PGCE Education (Primary) at Durham University

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Are you interested in primary school teaching and making a positive difference in children's lives? Our highly rated PGCE in Primary Education (5 - 11 years) supports you to become a competent and confident Early Career Teacher.


Are you interested in why people learn in different ways? Do you want to find out more about barriers to learning and how learning supports childhood development? Maybe you’d like to know more about the ways in which politics can impact education and education in diverse cultures?


If you are a graduate interested in learning and teaching and want to make a positive difference in the lives of young people, then the PGCE in Primary Education could be the course for you.


The course qualifies you to become a primary teacher for children in the 5 to 11 age range and provides training for Key Stages One & Two. Successful completion of the PGCE leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education awarded by Durham University and the recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status. The QTS element is accredited by Newcastle University and awarded by the Department of Education.


We pride ourselves on offering a well-planned blend of research and experience in the classroom to start you on your successful career as an Early Career Teacher. We emphasise your entitlement to the Core Content Framework throughout our PGCE course to fully prepare you for the Early Career Framework, which will support you during your first two years of teaching as an Early Career Teacher.


University sessions are devoted to English, Mathematics, and Science. Your subject knowledge and understanding will be enhanced, as well as improving your subject-specific pedagogy. Subject specialists deliver all three core subjects.


Similarly, you will learn about Primary Foundation Subjects (Art, Computing, Design & Technology, Geography, History, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Physical Education, PSHE or Religious Education) with a specialist lead for each subject area.


The Professional Studies sessions explore your understanding of critical concepts and classroom practice, allowing you to reflect on your teacher identity and progress as a developing teacher.


Please note that the course does not run to standard university terms. It is delivered full-time, starting in early September and continues over 10 months.


The School of Education's students graduate with a broad range of transferable skills which open the door to careers across a wide range of sectors in the education sector and beyond.


Our BA in Primary Education offers the opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status with most graduates progressing directly into teaching. Graduates of the BA in Education Studies degrees move into a diverse range of roles including educational research, publishing, education administration, policy making and management as well as roles in the commercial or public sector. Some students choose further study, progressing to doctoral programmes, while others choose a Masters degree or a PGCE in Primary or Secondary Education.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Program overview

Main Subject

Education and Training

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

PGCE Education (Primary) at Durham University

[email protected]


Are you interested in primary school teaching and making a positive difference in children's lives? Our highly rated PGCE in Primary Education (5 - 11 years) supports you to become a competent and confident Early Career Teacher.


Are you interested in why people learn in different ways? Do you want to find out more about barriers to learning and how learning supports childhood development? Maybe you’d like to know more about the ways in which politics can impact education and education in diverse cultures?


If you are a graduate interested in learning and teaching and want to make a positive difference in the lives of young people, then the PGCE in Primary Education could be the course for you.


The course qualifies you to become a primary teacher for children in the 5 to 11 age range and provides training for Key Stages One & Two. Successful completion of the PGCE leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education awarded by Durham University and the recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status. The QTS element is accredited by Newcastle University and awarded by the Department of Education.


We pride ourselves on offering a well-planned blend of research and experience in the classroom to start you on your successful career as an Early Career Teacher. We emphasise your entitlement to the Core Content Framework throughout our PGCE course to fully prepare you for the Early Career Framework, which will support you during your first two years of teaching as an Early Career Teacher.


University sessions are devoted to English, Mathematics, and Science. Your subject knowledge and understanding will be enhanced, as well as improving your subject-specific pedagogy. Subject specialists deliver all three core subjects.


Similarly, you will learn about Primary Foundation Subjects (Art, Computing, Design & Technology, Geography, History, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Physical Education, PSHE or Religious Education) with a specialist lead for each subject area.


The Professional Studies sessions explore your understanding of critical concepts and classroom practice, allowing you to reflect on your teacher identity and progress as a developing teacher.


Please note that the course does not run to standard university terms. It is delivered full-time, starting in early September and continues over 10 months.


The School of Education's students graduate with a broad range of transferable skills which open the door to careers across a wide range of sectors in the education sector and beyond.


Our BA in Primary Education offers the opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status with most graduates progressing directly into teaching. Graduates of the BA in Education Studies degrees move into a diverse range of roles including educational research, publishing, education administration, policy making and management as well as roles in the commercial or public sector. Some students choose further study, progressing to doctoral programmes, while others choose a Masters degree or a PGCE in Primary or Secondary Education.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

10 Months
Sep-2024

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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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