The PGCE in Science is broadly aligned with the Northern Ireland Curriculum, training graduates to teach Science across the 11-18+ year age range. The programme aims to develop your competence and confidence in the teaching of Science 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 Science or about to graduate in Science.
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 (Science) 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).
World Class Facilities
•The Education and Training Inspectorate has assessed the quality of provision for learning and the standards achieved by the students as 'very good'. The School is also a GTCNI accredited provider of Initial Teacher Education programmes.
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
40% lectures, 20% lab, 20% tutorials, 20% private study.