Rachael Sharpe - Programme Leader
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.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
A career in secondary education can be highly rewarding. Through reflective practice, teachers can inspire and encourage young children to become independent learners, and watch them grow academically, socially, and emotionally.
Students who complete this course alongside gaining qualified teacher status may embark on a career in teaching, or they can continue within academia by studying for an MA in Education or PhD.
We are able to advise on queries relating to the content of the course, however, applications for the PGCE are made directly through our School-centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) partner (Lincolnshire SCITT or St George's Academy Partnership) via the UCAS website: https://www.ucas.com/postgraduate/teacher-training/how-apply#how-to-apply.
Graduates are normally awarded the PGCE from the University of Lincoln and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from our partner institutions.
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.
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
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Education offers practising and aspiring educators the opportunity to learn, apply, and produce critical knowledge in this interdisciplinary field.
The programme is designed to develop the critical-thinking and research skills required for study at doctoral level.
Teaching professionals can play a pivotal role in the development of children and young people, inspiring them to learn and develop their knowledge.
At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.
Safety remains a key focus. We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance makes this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.