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University of Cumbria: Secondary Education with QTS: Computer Science and ICT

Institution University of Cumbria View institution profile
Department Institute of Education
Web http://www.cumbria.ac.uk/postgraduate
Study type Taught

Summary

There’s never been a better time to become a computing and IT teacher.

Our PGCE Secondary Education in Computer Science will teach you to engage young minds with the fundamentals of computing and IT, even learning brand new programming languages, so they can shine in creative industries.

We’ll support you in coupling your enthusiasm for computer science with learning about the National Curriculum framework, planning, resourcing and delivering lessons to pupils of all secondary ages and abilities.

The course has QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) built in and students will apply for a position as a secondary school teacher during the course of their studies and teaching practice.

Why Choose University of Cumbria You won’t be dropped in the deep end. You will start by working with individual groups of pupils in school and gradually build up to the teaching of whole classes to reach the required standard of professional practice.

  • Take advantage of the PGCE Scholarship bursary

  • Our excellent partnerships with schools in and beyond Lancashire and Cumbria enhance your placement and job prospects

  • A high number of our students get offered jobs from teaching placements

  • Our PGCE Secondary Education in Computer Science is fully compliant with the Department for Education (DfE) requirements, so you can expect to do a minimum of 120 days in two contrasting schools where you can put the theory you learn in lectures and seminars into real-world practice, giving you the valuable work experience essential for future employment.

  • Our academic tutors have worked as secondary teachers and within education and know what it is like to be a professional teacher, so their first-hand experience will support your learning

  • Tutors are active researchers in education, so your learning will be up-to-date and fresh with the latest thinking, technologies and practices

  • A personal tutor will support you throughout your studies and your subject mentor will support your professional development at your placement

  • Easy access to our Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment providing easy online access to course material, as well as our library, well stocked with education books and journals you need for research

  • Free use of classroom props and learning aids that you can use on placements to enhance your teaching

  • Access to new and modern social and study spaces, technology and facilities on campus

Our Lancaster campus is also home to our The Learning, Education and Development (LED) research centre, where our tutors are involved in leading and publishing high-quality educational research to inform educational practice and policy.

During the past 100 years, with our founding institutions, St Martin’s College in Lancaster and Charlotte Mason College in Ambleside, we have gained a great track record for inspiring teachers and helping them step into employment.

So, if you enjoy working with computers and want to use your technical and programming knowledge to ignite the imagination of young people, our course is the stepping stone to see you succeed.

Graduate destinations This course prepares you to become a specialist Secondary Computer Science and ICT teacher, trained to deliver the essential knowledge and skills that make computer science and ICT a wide-ranging, creative and exciting subject.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE

University of Cumbria
 

 

The Postgraduate Experience
Based in some of the North West’s most beautiful and historic locations, The University of Cumbria is a vibrant and inspiring place. Combining experience, quality-teaching and dedicated student support, we’ve helped over 45,000 students to make their impact on the world.

Courses and Qualifications
The University is made up of five academic institutes:

  • Business, Industry and Leadership
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Health
  • Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies

Within each department, there are four different varieties of postgraduate degrees available:

  • Masters (MA, MSc or MBA)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip)
  • Postgraduate Certificate (PgC)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education …
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