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PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Secondary) PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Secondary)

The School of Education is a vibrant and intellectually stimulating environment in which staff have developed national and international reputations in their areas of expertise.

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EDMPEDPC

 Rachael Sharpe - Programme Leader

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.

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Welcome to PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Secondary)

Teaching professionals can play a pivotal role in the development of children and young people, inspiring them to learn and developing their knowledge and skills in preparation for their future.

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. Trainees are encouraged to be reflective and build their own philosophy of education in order to cultivate their identity as a teacher.

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 students emerge from the course with an understanding of how academic knowledge and research can be integral to their 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 in a range of secondary school settings.

Welcome to PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Secondary)

Teaching professionals can play a pivotal role in the development of children and young people, inspiring them to learn and developing their knowledge and skills in preparation for their future.

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. Trainees are encouraged to be reflective and build their own philosophy of education in order to cultivate their identity as a teacher.

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 students emerge from the course with an understanding of how academic knowledge and research can be integral to their 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 in a range of secondary school settings.

How You Study

Students are expected to attend sessions during school term-time and these will be held either at one of our partner schools or at the University. Teaching will, as far as possible and within the requirements of the course, take different formats including lectures, small group work, discussions, practical exercises, one-on-one feedback, and support. The remainder of the week is generally spent working as a trainee teacher in one of our partner schools. Please note that students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and general living expenses while undertaking school placements and attending the training days associated with the PGCE programme.

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.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

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How You Study

Students are expected to attend sessions during school term-time and these will be held either at one of our partner schools or at the University. Teaching will, as far as possible and within the requirements of the course, take different formats including lectures, small group work, discussions, practical exercises, one-on-one feedback, and support. The remainder of the week is generally spent working as a trainee teacher in one of our partner schools. Please note that students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and general living expenses while undertaking school placements and attending the training days associated with the PGCE programme.

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.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

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An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

† 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.

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

† 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.

How you are assessed

Foundations of Education and Researching Education are generally both assessed through one assignment as well as a longer piece of written work which is normally based upon a research project.

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days of the submission date.

Foundations of Education and Researching Education are generally both assessed through one assignment as well as a longer piece of written work which is normally based upon a research project.

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days of the submission date.

Fees and Scholarships

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

Applicants may need a first or second class honours degree in a relevant subject. However, admission to the course is through our SCITT providers in the first instance.

Entry Requirements 2021-22

Applicants may need a first or second class honours degree in a relevant subject. However, admission to the course is through our SCITT providers in the first instance.

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

At Lincoln, Covid-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the student experience. We have made changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience. We will continue to follow Government guidance and work closely with the local Public Health experts as the situation progresses, and adapt our teaching and learning accordingly to keep our campus as safe as possible.

Accreditations

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.

How to Apply

We are able to advise about the content of the course, however in the first instance admission to the course is through either:

St. George's Academy Partnership

https://www.lincolnshiretsa.co.uk/

Career and Personal Development

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, EdD or PhD.

Postgraduate Events

Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.

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Related Courses

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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