The PG Cert Teaching programme will help you develop the professional skills and knowledge to teach all aspects of science to pupils up to age 16, as well as biology to pupils aged up to 18. We are committed to creative approaches and you will be encouraged to develop resources during the programme. The experienced tutors have previously been classroom teachers, heads of school science departments and worked in industry. They are actively involved in science education research and work on the national curriculum.
You will acquire critical understanding of current debates and issues relating to science education, and we will support you in developing your subject knowledge. You are expected to engage with reading and research in science education and to regularly reflect upon your own progress.
The course covers health and safety, management of teaching and learning in laboratories and outdoors, the use of ICT, facilitating small group discussion, meeting pupils’ special needs and assessment. Facilities include a suite of laboratories and a micro-computing laboratory. You will also have the opportunity to teach outside the classroom in a variety of London venues.
You will develop knowledge and understanding of the national curriculum, its targets and content, together with an understanding of wider statutory requirements. You will advance your teaching and classroom management skills to a high level, and enhance your capacity for self-reflection and further professional development.
You will undertake two school placements during your training and these will be at two of our excellent alliance schools. One long placement and a shorter 6 week placement at a second school. Including: Alexandra Park School, Fortismere School, Woodside High School, Friern Barnet School, Park View School, Duke’s Aldridge Academy, Highgate Wood School, Mill Hill County High and Christ’s College Finchley.
All Middlesex Salaried School Direct students have full access to Middlesex student support services/facilities.
This programme awards the PG Cert Teaching award. The only difference is students apply directly via UCAS to the school or alliance. Candidates will still attend the same university lectures. Please click here for more course information on the Middlesex University website