The Sussex Schools Partnership Media Studies PGCE course is offered as either a 1 year full-time programme or for 2 years part time.
Successful candidates will be awarded Qualified
Teacher Status (QTS) and a PGCE of 90 Masters Level Credits allowing progress onto our Part-time Masters in Education for newly qualified teachers.
Media is at the heart of contemporary culture and its study enriches young peoples understanding of their place in the world. Media education is an essential requirement for active participation in society enabling young people to be critical consumers of mass media
The course offers a strong grounding in theoretical aspects of school based media study but also develop you as a media creator with specialist input using industry standard hardware and software..
It is a vital time to be engaged in media studies. Technological change has had a profound impact in media classrooms. The aims of preparing children for possible careers in media related fields vies with teaching and learning that develops an awareness of the power relations inherent in media communications.
You will develop your understanding of Media Studies at secondary level and learn a range of strategies for teaching it effectively. There will be opportunities in your academic studies to develop your own understanding of key media debates around media power and media pedagogy while developing your own
practice in real classrooms.
The Sussex course brings together education theory and practice encouraging you to critically reflect on approaches to learning and teaching. Excellent teachers from our partnership schools are seconded to the tutor team in most subjects and contribute additional currency to teaching and trainee support.
You will attend a full-time three week induction course on our campus during September to prepare you for starting your school placement.
Full-time candidates spend Monday to Thursday each week training in one of our partnership schools and attending the University Campus on Fridays for lectures, workshops and seminars with our team of experienced subject tutors. Part-time candidates attend Sussex University on Fridays and train for two days a week in school in year 1 and three days in year 2.
Over the year you will be placed in two different schools and required to pass both placements. Additional assessments are via a Masters level essay submitted in late February and an innovative Viva style Masters level exit interview at the end of the course.
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