University of East London

Course Introduction

This programme is designed to meet the standards required for qualified teacher status (QTS) and to develop secondary teachers with a specialism in geography; it do this in the context of secondary partnership schools many of which are situated in east London where skills of educating children in a multi'cultural, multi'lingual urban environment are paramount.

Course Modules

Introduction to teaching and learning (learning styles); teaching in east London; introduction to key stage 2; observing teaching and learning; the national curriculum: principles and framework; introduction to the role of the teacher and support staff; introduction to behaviour management; introduction to lesson planning and evaluation; safeguarding children; introduction to monitoring and assessment; literacy across the curriculum; numeracy across the curriculum; child development and influences on learning; introduction to differentiation; introduction to special educational needs; introduction to English as an additional language; applying for teaching posts; raising achievement: tracking pupil progress; working with other adults in the classroom.

Course Additional Entry

Students must: have achieved a standard equivalent to grade C in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics; hold a minimum 2:2 1st degree in an appropriate subject from a United Kingdom Higher Education Institution or an equivalent qualification taught in English.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
PGCE £11,100  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
PGCE £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees