The PGCE in English is broadly aligned with the Northern Ireland Curriculum, training graduates to teach English across the 11-18+ year age range. The programme aims to develop your competence and confidence in the teaching of English and in the general professional role of the teacher.
Our PGCE will appeal to you if you wish to move into teaching and if you are a graduate in English or about to graduate in English.
Extra places are reserved to prepare those who are interested in teaching their subject through the medium of Irish in Irish-medium schools. An additional certificate in Irish Medium Education (IME) is awarded in conjunction with St Mary's University College.
Education (English) highlights
Our educational research has been ranked 4th within the UK in relation to research intensity with 87% assessed as 'internationally excellent or world leading' (REf, 2014).
•You will gain a postgraduate qualification and qualified teacher status (QTS).
•We are a General Teaching Council (GTCNI) accredited provider of Initial Teacher Education programmes.
•The Education and Training Inspectorate has assessed the quality of provision for learning and the standards achieved by the students as 'very good'.
Learning and Teaching
Learning opportunities available with this course are outlined below:
Indicative Number of Modules per Semester
1.5 modules per Semester (30 CATS points)
Indicative Proportional Mix of Time in Classes, Tutorials/Seminars/Labs, and Private Study in a Teaching Semester
80% lectures, 20% private study.