University of Huddersfield: Secondary Music PGCE with QTS
|Institution||University of Huddersfield View institution profile|
|Department||Initial Teacher Education (DITE)|
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**If you’ve got an undergraduate degree and are striving to become a secondary school Music teacher, then studying our Secondary Music PGCE with QTS will help you on your way. You’ll develop your subject specialist knowledge alongside hands-on classroom experience.**
**Why Secondary Music PGCE with QTS?**
- The course is designed to emphasise practical engagement with the curriculum whilst developing your understanding of the theories which underpin the best models of practice. This means you'll be equipped with the knowledge and practical skills you'll need in the constantly changing world of secondary education.
- A significant amount of your learning will take place whilst on placement within one of our partnership schools.You’ll benefit from being able to observe experienced teachers, gain practical hands-on experience and mentoring to help you develop into an outstanding and successful teacher.
- Music is an extremely rewarding subject to teach, contributing uniquely to pupils’ personal development and aesthetic sensitivity. You’ll develop your ability to teach music in a way that inspires and engages young people through active engagement in different forms of music making.
- There is an emphasis on practical engagement with the curriculum whilst developing your understanding of the theoretical perspectives which underpin the best models of practice.
- Upon successful completion of the course we’ll recommend Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), enabling you to start your first year of teaching (NQT year) within a secondary school setting. Our course is designed to prepare you to teach pupils in the 11-16 age range.
The course is a one year postgraduate certificate in secondary education. The programme is divided into two main themes:
- **Initial Professional Development**: You’ll have the opportunity to explore creative ways to interpret your knowledge into a language a child can understand. We help prepare you for the classroom, allowing you to develop your own thinking, teaching and subject knowledge base to a level which you can trial in your placements. Themes include educational psychology, how young people learn, behaviour management, assessment, inclusion, creative and innovative teaching methods and designing learning. You research theories of child development, gain a greater understanding of current professional issues in secondary schools and develop your own educational philosophy.
- **Music Specialist Subject Pedagogy**: You’ll have the opportunity to develop your subject teaching in a stimulating way, using different methodologies and new technologies to inspire and engage young people. We’ll help develop your understanding of the music curriculum; progression in music; planning and developing musical activities; examination requirements; music technology; world music; informal teaching approaches; music leadership; and inclusion issues in music.
**Why study with us?**
- We've been training teachers since 1947 and together with our partners we train over 1400 teachers each year.
- We work with 140 teaching placement providers to help prepare you for teaching in the real world.
- While you’re studying at Huddersfield, you’ll be able to access our extensive professional and academic network, not to mention our excellent facilities and specialist equipment.
- There are many opportunities for further study with us, enabling you to continue your professional development after training to teach. These include our suite of Education Master's courses and research degrees, including Doctor of Education and Education PhD routes.
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE
|Level||RQF Level 7|
* An Honours degree (2:2 or above) with at least 50% relevant content in Music.
* You must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, and that you have the intellectual and academic potential to meet the required Teachers’ Standards by the end of the programme.
The University of Huddersfield seeks and encourages applications from under-represented groups in order to widen participation, improve access and apply the principles of equal opportunities. Applicants with disabilities are under no obligation to declare their disabilities, but the University is committed to making the adjustments necessary to promote positively equality and access for disabled applicants. Applicants are encouraged to identify any special arrangements they may require. General advice and information regarding disability and the support the University can give can be found by visiting the University's Disability Support webpages - https://students.hud.ac.uk/help/disability/
|EU||9250 GBP for Year 1|
|England||9250 GBP for Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||9250 GBP for Year 1|
|Scotland||9250 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||9250 GBP for Year 1|
|International||14500 GBP for Year 1|
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