How can students practise music purposefully in the classroom? Are pupils born musically gifted?
If the questions above fill you with curiosity this is the course for you!
Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach the secondary school music curriculum for the 11-16 age range.
This is a practical course where you will be immersed in music making, teaching and encouraged to use and develop your musical skills. You’ll be taught through practical sessions, and you will consider topics which support musical learning, using acoustic and IT instruments to develop your subject knowledge. You’ll explore immersive ways to teach music and how to encourage your pupils to engage with musical experiences.
We have a partnership with the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) and we hold regular study sessions there. At RNCM, you’ll usually have the opportunity to experience guest lectures and concerts.
To help you explore how trips can benefit your students, you’ll typically be encouraged to visit a variety of musical venues across Manchester. This includes theatre schools and music organisations with outreach programmes.
When you’re at Manchester Met, you’ll mainly study with your PGCE music group. They are one of your greatest learning resources.
You’ll consider how to plan lessons, reflect on your planning, learn how research can develop your teaching practice, and look at ways to develop your teacher persona.
You’ll also learn through peer collaboration, sharing knowledge with your fellow music trainees.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
Employability - You’ll have the skills and experience to teach music at Key Stage 3, GCSE and potentially A/AS-levels.
Schools experience - You will spend at least the minimum DfE required time in schools (approximately 120 days), gaining experience in mainstream secondary schools.
Postgraduate credits - You’ll achieve 60 masters’ level credits (this is one-third of a masters degree). You can put these towards a masters degree such as our new MTeach course.
Partnerships - We have partnerships with over 1,500 schools, colleges and educational organisations, meaning we are able to provide students with a range of school experiences.
Research-led teaching - Our research centre, ESRI ranks in the UK’s top 20 for research power in Education (Research Excellence Framework, 2014) and recent research sponsors include the Department of Education; Wellcome Trust; European Union; Esmée Fairbairn Foundation; Barclays; Microsoft; Siemens and LEGO.
For more information about this course please visit our website: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/pgce-secondary-music-with-qts.