Get into teaching
If you’re considering teaching as a career path we would like to invite you to explore this dedicated Initial Teacher Education event.
Here at the University of Strathclyde, we are delighted to offer the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education, also known as the PGDE, a direct route into teaching for those with an undergraduate degree.
About the School of Education
Linda Brownlow, Head of the School of Education gives an overview of what it's like to study within the School at Strathclyde.
Explore the programme
Why study the PGDE at Strathclyde?
- our School of Education is ranked 4th in the UK for Education (The Complete University Guide 2021)
- we’re the largest provider of Initial Teacher Education in Scotland
- opportunity to achieve 120 Masters-level credits
- learn through taught classes and 18 weeks of placements in a school in Scotland
- become qualified to teach in locations worldwide
- STEM Bursary of £20,000 available for career changers (for Chemistry, Home Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Technological Education)
- guaranteed teaching job for a year following qualification, in a Scottish school
- as a newly qualified teacher, you can receive an additional financial enhancement in the region of £8,000 under the Preference Waiver Scheme
The whole experience of the PGDE is amazing. The highlight is definitely the placement, but the time on campus is great as well. I am lucky to have a great group of classmates in my RME course.
Sonia Jacas Xufré
On placement, I have had great experiences, having worked in two different high schools I have witnessed many different teaching methods and different ways of dealing with behavioural issues, also I had the opportunity to make good friends as well. It has been a very constructive experience overall.
Irene Cascallana Matias
I wanted to start teaching and having a job as soon as possible. At the University of Strathclyde there is the possibility of the PGDEM course which is slightly shorter and allowed me start working earlier.
The course had great professors, and the people I worked with at my placements were very helpful. I found my time with Hugh Gallagher (Education lecturer) rewarding, as his lessons blossomed more when I actually started teaching.
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