This course has been carefully developed in collaboration with our partner schools, to ensure a curriculum and mode of teaching that is as far as possible in line with employer expectations.
The academic content of this programme is integrated with Initial Teacher Training at one of our partner institutions’ School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) Centres, with the aim that you emerge from the course with an understanding of how academic knowledge and research can be integral to your own careers and to the development of education.
The School of Education at the University of Lincoln is working with the Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance and St George’s Academy Partnership, both incorporating a wide range of schools across Lincolnshire, to provide teaching places covering a wide range of subject areas.
Graduates may gain 60 Masters Credits by being awarded the PGCE from the University of Lincoln, which can be used to contribute towards further study in Education if desired.
Contact and Independent Study
Students on this programme should expect to receive approximately 90 hours of contact time over the course of the programme. Due to the nature of this programme, the amount of independent self-study required will vary depending upon the individual circumstances of each student.
Foundations of Education (Core)
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This module is designed to develop knowledge and understanding in education to support trainee teachers in becoming reflective practitioners and effective teachers who can contribute to the wider educational context in which they will work.
The module aims to include an insight into the changes in education from past to present whilst looking to future change. Topics may also include: the role of secondary schools; teachers and teaching; school ecology; pedagogy; curricula; student-teacher relationships; digital literacy; quality processes and standards; school cultures; inclusive educational policy and practice; special educational needs and disability; and, the role of teaching assistants.
Researching Education (Core)
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This module is designed to develop an understanding of educational research. It aims to support the development of research and analytical skills that are useful in identifying and investigating issues that could be encountered in teaching.
The curriculum for this course has been designed to be integrated with QTS training through our partner secondary schools. Therefore, throughout the year the context of the theory and research elements is designed to be driven by the elements of practice that are significant to trainee teachers during different phases of the year.
The module may include the current research approaches in education as well as reflecting on educational research. Topics may also include: analysing secondary data, research ethics, research design, qualitative interviewing, survey methods, case studies, observational methods, experimental methods, documentary analysis, ethnography, action research and qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.
For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes/feesandfunding/].
Fees are set by our partner School Centred Initial Teacher Training providers.
St. George's Academy Partnership:
Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance (LTSA):
For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required.
With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.
Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may also be supported in their learning by other students.
Dr Rachael Sharpe, a qualified secondary physics teacher, is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Lincoln. Rachael is the Programme Leader for the PGCE Secondary and teaches on undergraduate modules in maths, physics and PE. In addition to her teaching, Rachael has a strong interest in the area of students' attitudes to, and attainment in, science and was recently the PI on a project on paired mentoring in secondary school science.
Students who complete this course may choose to continue within academia by studying for an MA, EdD or PhD.
Students who complete this course alongside gaining qualified teacher status may embark on a career in teaching.
At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our students. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which they may need in their future career.
The University of Lincoln’s city centre campus provides a modern student-centred community. Based on the picturesque Brayford Pool marina, everything students need is either on campus or a short walk away.
Students can study and research in the University's Great Central Warehouse Library, which provides more than 250,000 printed books and approximately 400,000 electronic books and journals, as well as databases and specialist collections. The Library has a range of different spaces for shared and individual learning.