The Secondary Postgraduate Certificate in Education is a high-quality programme of values based professional education. Warwick's Centre for Teacher Education has strong partnerships with schools across the region. With us you will become an effective and confident teacher and make a real difference to young people’s futures. Our Secondary Postgraduate Certificate in Education focuses on the 11-18 age range (University-led) or 11-16 age range (School Direct). Our course will develop you into a highly effective teacher, equipped with the skills and knowledge to become a successful school leader. On the course you will develop a secure subject knowledge base, and the ability to plan and teach so that all pupils learn and make good progress. You will also learn how to assess and evaluate learning and develop your teaching to ensure progress for all pupils. In partnership with regional schools, we will equip you with the skills needed to forge a strong personal and professional identity, which you will continue to develop throughout your career. The Warwick Teacher Values, based on social justice, curiosity and creativity run through all our programmes. The secondary programme is offered across the following subjects: ◾Art and Design ◾Biology^ ◾Chemistry^ ◾Computer Science^ ◾Drama ◾English^ ◾Geography^ ◾History ◾Maths^ ◾MFL^ ◾Music ◾Physical Education ◾Physical Education with EBacc ◾Physics^ ◾Religious Education^ ^2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline You may also wish to consider our School Direct routes. Please visit the Centre for Teacher Education website to find out more. The Warwick Teacher Values, based on social justice, curiosity and creativity run through all our programmes.
Core modules Subject Studies This module is taught by a subject specialist and focuses on the theory, method and practice of teaching your own subject. Professional Enquiry This module aims to add depth and breadth to your professional development by supplementing the practical, school-based components of your training, by developing you as an effective reflective practitioner who is able to engage critically with both academic research and your own practice. Professional Practice This module contains both taught content and school placements, focusing on the Teachers’ Standards which range from behaviour management and lesson planning to personal and professional conduct. Optional modules There are no optional modules for this course.
You will be assessed through written Masters’ level assignments, which are aimed at assessing your professional and subject specific learning. You will also be assessed on whether you meet the Teachers’ Standards at a level appropriate for a newly qualified teacher.
Minimum requirements 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (please see the subjects listed in the 'Modules' tab). At least Grade C in GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science (or equivalent). Please note, the new Grade 4 is considered equivalent to the old Grade C within the new grading system from 2017 onwards. Apply through DfE Apply for postgraduate teacher training programmes. English language requirements You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: ◾Band B ◾IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. International qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. Additional requirements There are no additional requirements for this course.
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