How do you explain the concept of memory? Can you increase students’ understanding of psychological theories through learning outside of the classroom? Does new research influence teaching and learning methods?
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 (14-19 age range) and post 16 psychology curriculum.
You’ll develop knowledge, application and evaluation of different psychological theories and the best techniques for delivery in a classroom setting. During the year, you’ll attend a series of lectures, with topics including how to best teach research methods and statistics, individual differences, psychological approaches, issues and debates.
You will also explore how to teach core areas of A-Level psychology, such as how we remember, why we conform and research methods. You’ll also consider topics such as psychopathology, ethics and developmental psychology.
We’ll spend time developing an inclusive psychological curriculum, incorporating equality, diversity and inclusion in the psychology classroom. You’ll discuss and reflect on the most effective psychological pedagogies to use for the best impact on learning.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
You will have the knowledge, skills and experience to teach your subject at Key Stage 3, GCSE and potentially A/AS-level.
You will spend at least the minimum DfE required time in schools (approximately 120 days) on placements in schools, gaining experience in mainstream secondary schools.
Following graduation, you will achieve 60 masters level credits (one third of a masters degree) and these can contribute to future studies such as our MTeach Master of Teaching.
For more information about this course please visit our website: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/pgce-secondary-psychology-with-qts