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Our subjects Teaching degrees

What is teaching? 

Teaching is to impart knowledge or skills onto a student to enable them to develop either mentally or physically. Excellent, enthusiastic teachers are vital to educate and inspire young people. 

Why study teaching? 

Teaching is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding careers you can pursue - you'll shape the minds of tomorrow! Teaching can be done across the world, and does not restrict you to one country or subject.

PGDE Secondary Education

Find out more about our postgraduate route to becoming a teacher - the PGDE in Secondary Education.

Why study teaching at Strathclyde? 

Training to become a teacher at the University of Strathclyde, you'll be learning at an award-winning academic institution - the only to have won Times Higher Education University of the Year twice!

Our teaching degrees have a strong track record and are highly valued by our students. Our graduates are sought after by schools around the world. We trace our history back to 1837, when David Stow founded one of the first teacher education institutions in the UK.

For postgraduate students, the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) is the entry route to those who want to become a Primary or Secondary teacher in Scotland. The PGDE is an internationally recognised qualification. Newly qualified teachers will be able to apply for qualified teacher status (QTS) or equivalent in their home country. 

If you're a Scottish student, you're guaranteed a job for one year in a Scottish school after you graduate.

It can seem a bit overwhelming at first, but it’s not as hard as it seems. The instructors are supportive and understanding. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Everyone wants to help and support you here!

Kitra Taylor, Education Studies (MSc)

Postgraduate support

Access a wealth of support and resources for postgraduate study. Details on the application process, accommodation, fees and other useful information can be found here.    

Postgraduate support

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