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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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Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has meant that at Lincoln we are making 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 here at Lincoln.

From autumn 2020 our aim is to provide an on-campus learning experience. Our intention is that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions. There will be social activities in place for students - all in line with appropriate social distancing and fully adhering to any changes in government guidance as our students' safety is our primary concern.

We want to ensure that your Lincoln experience is as positive, exciting and enjoyable as possible as you embark on the next phase of your life. COVID-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the Lincoln experience. It has challenged us to find innovative new approaches to supporting students' learning and social interactions. These learning experiences, which blend digital and face-to-face, will be vital in helping to prepare our students for a 21st Century workplace.

Of course at Lincoln, personal tutoring is key to our delivery, providing every student with a dedicated tutor to support them throughout their time here at the University. Smaller class sizes mean our academic staff can engage with each student as an individual, and work with them to enhance their strengths. In this environment we hope that students have more opportunities for discussion and engagement and get to know each other better.

Course learning outcomes are vital to prepare you for your future and we aim to utilise this mix of face-to-face and online teaching to deliver these. Students benefit from and enjoy fieldtrips and placements and, whilst it is currently hard to predict the availability of these, we are working hard and with partners and will aspire to offer these wherever possible - obviously in compliance with whatever government guidance is in place at the time.

We are utilising a range of different digital tools for teaching including our dedicated online managed learning environment. All lectures for larger groups will be delivered online using interactive software and a range of different formats. We aim to make every contact count and seminars and small group sessions will maximise face-to-face interaction. Practicals, workshops, studio sessions and performance-based sessions are planned to be delivered face-to-face, in a socially distanced way with appropriate PPE.

The University of Lincoln is a top 20 TEF Gold University and we have won awards for our approach to teaching and learning, our partnerships and industry links, and the opportunities these provide for our students. Our aim is that our online and socially distanced delivery during this COVID-19 pandemic is engaging and that students can interact with their tutors and each other and contribute to our academic community.

As and when restrictions start to lift, we aim to deliver an increasing amount of face-to-face teaching and external engagements, depending on each course. Safety will continue to be our primary focus and we will respond to any changing circumstances as they arise to ensure our community is supported. More information about the specific approaches for each course will be shared when teaching starts.

Of course as you start a new academic year it will be challenging but we will be working with you every step of the way. For all our students new and established, we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community this Autumn. If you have any questions please visit our FAQs or contact us on 01522 886644.

 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)

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.

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 attend University sessions during school term time, where 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. 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.

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 you promptly – usually within 15 working days after 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.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Fees are set by our partner School Centred Initial Teacher Training providers.

St. George's Academy Partnership:

http://www.teacher-training.org

Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance (LTSA):

http://www.lincolnshiretsa.co.uk

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.

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.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Fees are set by our partner School Centred Initial Teacher Training providers.

St. George's Academy Partnership:

http://www.teacher-training.org

Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance (LTSA):

http://www.lincolnshiretsa.co.uk

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.

Entry Requirements 2019-20

Applicants may need a first or second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

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.

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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