How can students practise music purposefully in the classroom? Are pupils born musically gifted?
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.
We teach you through practical sessions, and you’ll consider topics such as pop music, dance, gamelan, song writing and developing your subject knowledge. You’ll explore immersive ways to teach music and how to encourage 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, masterclasses and concerts and also have access to their other facilities including library, practice rooms and IT facilities.
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. 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 GCSE and A/AS-levels.
Schools experience - You should spend at least 120 days on placements in schools, gaining experience in mainstream secondary schools.
Route options - You can choose University-led or School Direct routes to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Postgraduate credits - Following graduation you will achieve 60 masters level credits (one third of a masters degree) and these can contribute to future studies.
Partnerships - We have partnerships with over 1,100 schools, colleges and educational organisations, meaning we are able to provide students with a range of school experiences.
Research-led teaching - Our research centre, the Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI), ranks in the UK’s top 10 for research power in education (Research Excellence Framework, 2021) 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 visit our website: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/pgce-secondary-music-with-specialist-instrument-teaching-with-qts