The PGCE Information Technology and Computer Science enables ICT & computing professionals and graduates to become effective teachers of computing (curriculum previously called ICT and now including a strong Computer Science element) in secondary schools. The programme emphasises learning through critical reflection on theory and practice and discussion with colleagues.
The programme combines the theory and practice of education which is why students spend 60 days in College and 120 days in schools. The course is research-led and you will develop your knowledge of how pupils learn; how assessment can improve learning and teaching; how to plan lessons, and how to make appropriate use of computers and the Internet to teach effectively. The programme emphasises learning through critical reflection on theory and practice and discussion with colleagues.
- Our Programme, recently judged 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, is taught by one of the strongest team of computer science education tutors in the country.
- The programme at King's is challenging and students are encouraged to take a critical view of policies and practice.
- It is a sociable course where you will be expected to work with others, discussing issues and problems about teaching.
- You have the opportunity to work with tutors who are actively engaged in research and development in computer science education.
- Located in the heart of London.
Dr Mary Webb
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is the accreditation which enables individuals to teach in state-maintained and special schools in England and Wales, recognising the attainment of a formal set of skills and qualities candidates require to be effective teachers.
King's College London
Trainees reach Qualified Teacher Status and are awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, which gives 60 credits at M level. These can be put towards completing an MA with one further year of part-time study.
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 120/ECTS 60 credits
36 weeks FT, from September to end June.
The majority of trainees go into teaching or other areas of education: many become heads of departments or members of senior management teams; some take up careers in educational administration in the advisory or inspection services.
Year of entry 2013