University of Edinburgh: Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)
|Institution||University of Edinburgh View institution profile|
|Department||The Moray House School of Education|
The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Secondary is for graduates who want to become subject-specialist teachers in the secondary sector. This programme is the Scottish route to qualified teacher status.
This is an intensive programme of study, divided equally between University-based and school-based activities.
The programme is designed to prepare you for the range of roles that teachers are expected to play:
A competent, reflective classroom practitioner
A collaborator who contributes to the wider informal curriculum of the school
A subject specialist and a curriculum developer
A teacher in society, whether building strong relationships with parents or contributing to national policy debates
You will develop the capacity to become a transformative teacher, making a positive impact on the outcomes of learners, with the capacity to become a future leader in the profession. To this end, we focus on teaching student teachers to use their powerful subject knowledge to create interesting, relevant and progressive teaching.
We currently offer our secondary programme in the following subjects:
Art and Design
Design and Technology
Modern Foreign Languages (Chinese, French, German)
Dual Qualification status
Dual qualification means that a teacher is qualified to teach two different subject areas within schools, such as History and English, or Mathematics and Physics.
We welcome applications for dual subject qualification and can accommodate many dualities. Simply make your application for the first subject area and state on the form that you have an interest in dual qualification.
Please contact the Programme Director for further information about dual qualification.
Graduates are qualified to teach and eligible for provisional registration from the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). Eligible graduates may join the Teacher Induction Scheme, a guaranteed, paid one-year probationary teaching post, or take up a Flexible Route.
Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Scotland)
|Level||SCQF Level 11|
Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.
|Location||Moray House School of Education|
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