Staffordshire University: PGCE Economics and Business Education

InstitutionStaffordshire University View institution profile
Department Life Sciences and Education
Web www.staffs.ac.uk
Email enquiries@staffs.ac.uk
Telephone 01782 294000
Study type Taught

Summary

Staffordshire University achieved top marks in the most recent OFSTED inspection. This course is designed to allow graduates with an appropriate honours degree to train at a postgraduate level to become a secondary school Economics and Business teacher.

After a one-week Induction Programme, you will be in school on serial and block placements to gain a supported understanding of the role of the teacher. Within a school, you will receive expert support from a subject or class mentor who will hold weekly meetings with you to help you to prepare, teach and review lessons and develop your subject knowledge.

Each school or college will have a professional mentor who will help you to understand the organisation of the school, pastoral care systems and the legal and social framework of school including supporting services.

Associate Teachers have a phased introduction to teaching that will reflect your personal needs. Initially, you will observe the regular teacher, help with group work and then move towards sharing classes with the teacher before eventually taking classes yourself. As well as teaching your subject, you will be required to contribute generally to the life of the school.

The university element of the course is designed to engage Associate Teachers in critical reflection on the nature of education. We also aim to develop your knowledge of Economics and Business Studies. Group and individual tutorials in the university will give you an opportunity to discuss your ideas and the challenges you may face.

The university aspects of the course take place on the Stoke campus and will draw upon the experience of practicing teachers as well as highly experienced tutors. The school experience is based in local, carefully selected partnership schools.

The blend of practical experience and university study will be evidenced by the compilation of portfolios and the production of short written academic papers.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE

Staffordshire University

 

At Staffordshire University, we provide high-quality postgraduate education across a wide range of subject areas including computing, design, law, business, engineering and healthcare. We are based in the cultural hub of Stoke-on-Trent, an hour’s drive from Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, and what’s more, we offer a full suite of PGCE courses for you to consider.

Our institution prides itself on being The Connected University, connecting students with staff, business and career opportunities. We focus heavily on graduate employability and excellent academic delivery, and offer a variety of full-time, part-time and distance learning opportunities. Many of our ...

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