Learn how to qualify as a teacher at Strathclyde

View from the back of a classroom

Aspiring teachers will have the opportunity to hear about routes into the profession at an open evening at the University of Strathclyde next month.

The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) event, on Tuesday 12 June, will highlight the opportunities the teaching course offers – with recently graduated students on hand to tell about their studies and placements.

Students will also be available to answer questions in a panel discussion sessions, while academics teaching on the course will offer an insight into its content.

Strathclyde’s PGDE programme covers 20 subjects across the school curriculum.

Course Director Catherine Whitley, of Strathclyde’s School of Education, said: “Strathclyde is Scotland’s largest provider of teacher education and we have a long and proud tradition of producing highly-qualified teachers who go on to successful school careers.

“The PGDE programme offers a fully-accredited programme of teacher education. Teaching is a fulfilling, rewarding profession which helps new generations to become the very best they can be; we would encourage anyone considering it as a career to come to our open evening.”

Colin Campbell took a PGDE Secondary Education English Course at Strathclyde. He said: I decided to train as a teacher because teaching is one of the most rewarding professions and there will always be a need for it. I also liked the idea of entering a transformative profession; that is, a profession where there is always the potential to progress and change - as an individual - as well as the potential to change the world and the people living in it.

“Strathclyde has a long-standing reputation of training teachers and from the outset offered an unparalleled level of support for trainee teachers. Given the intensive nature of a PGDE course, the level of support offered would prove to be a major deciding factor.

“The best thing about studying for a PGDE at Strathclyde was the support from staff and fellow trainee teachers. The thought of not being alone and everyone being supportive of one another has been an indispensable virtue of studying on this course.”

The open evening will take place in the Stenhouse Wing of Strathclyde Business School on Tuesday 12 June 2018, 4.00 pm - 6.30 pm.

Register for the open evening.