Secondary Art and Design PGCE

In Luton

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About the course Develop as a highly qualified, effective and confident teacher of art and design, studying with a specialist to gain the knowledge and skills to use a variety of different approaches to teaching your specialist subject; and achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Intermediate qualifications available:
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education




Luton (Bedfordshire)
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University Of Bedfordshire Business School, Luton Campus (Vicarage Street), LU1 3JU


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  • Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.
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    • Secondary
    • Teaching
    • Design
    • Art design
    • Art
    • Secondary
    • Art

    Course programme

    • Study on a course designed to enable you to join a challenging and rewarding profession – becoming an effective and inspiring teacher who draws on broad subject specific knowledge and secure understanding of teaching and learning theories - with the knowledge and skills to lead learning and initiate change in educational settings
    • Explore your understanding of teaching and learning secondary art and design, as you apply your subject knowledge and expertise to planning teaching and managing the art and design classroom; honing your skills of critical self-evaluation and improvement
    • Develop your creativity and team-working skills, preparing you to influence and lead in educational settings and enhancing your own sense of independence
    • Gain confidence in analysing the evidence of your own practical experience during placements in schools, informing your future actions as you evaluate the impact of applying theory to your teaching practice
    • Benefit from a qualification that gives you recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), enabling you to gain employment in a school, with opportunities for continuous development through further study at MA/MSc, MPhil, PhD and EdD levels.
    The University's Bedford campus is home to one of the largest education providers in the UK. We have well-established links with more than schools across the Eastern Region which means that we are constantly at the forefront of educational developments. The quality of our provision is based on a long and established history of teacher education. During the course you will spend around % of your time in placement schools where you will be trained across the age range. You will develop the skills and knowledge to teach art and design in a creative and imaginative way, using a variety of different approaches. You will also engage with relevant research literature and develop the skills of a reflective and research informed practitioner. You will attend subject-specific sessions, lectures and seminars, which are designed to develop awareness and understanding of professional issues, the nature and content of the art and design curriculum and the role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the teaching of art and design, and issues such as planning and assessment. You will obtain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and up to Masters level credits.
    • The Professional Teacher
    • The Reflective Teacher*
    • The Research Informed Teacher*
    • The Subject Specialist (Secondary Art and Design)
    *denotes units that can be assessed at Masters level

    Secondary Art and Design PGCE

    Price on request