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Want to become a Computer Science Teacher?. Routes into Teaching Dawn Hewitson & Mark Dorling. Commonalities. Graduate Schemes. Academies. Schools Direct. Undergraduate Route. PGCE Standard Route. PGCE Flexible Route. Troops into Teaching. Teaching Schools.

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Want to become a Computer Science Teacher?

Routes into Teaching

Dawn Hewitson & Mark Dorling


Commonalities

Graduate Schemes

Academies

Schools Direct

Undergraduate Route

PGCE Standard Route

PGCE Flexible Route

Troops into Teaching

Teaching Schools

All routes into Teacher Training are School Based!


Academies

  • England's new academy schools can now hire unqualified teachers, after a change to the rules.

  • Government officials say this means academies will be free to hire "great linguists, computer scientists and other specialists who have not worked in state schools before"

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-19017544

    27th July 2012


Graduate Teacher Training (GTTR)

Some schools advertise Graduate Teacher Training Positions

  • These can be in registered teaching schools or groups of teaching schools

  • Individual schools advertise roles as an unqualified salaried position


Schools Direct

Schools Direct is a Brand

2 Types of Schools Direct

  • Qualified Route (PGCE supported) Partnership with University

  • Teaching Partnership with other schools (Non PGCE Route)

    Final Qualification should be checked at interview


Troops Into Teachers

TeachFirst is a brand name supporting British Troops with a desire to enter the teaching profession

This is a PGCE route into teaching for graduates or can be as part of a graduate qualification, determined by entry qualifications of entrant


Undergraduate Route

  • At the moment there are limited opportunities for prospective post A level candidates to directly enter the teaching profession in Computer Science in Education.

  • If this is a route you would like to take, you need to pursue a degree in a computer science related discipline providing programming opportunities. Then pursue a PGCE


National Teaching School

  • Schools working in partnership with to provide Teacher Training within a collaborative schools partnership

  • Designated as a National Teaching School

  • Variety of partners within the partnership including primary and pupil referral units.

  • Not always offering Computer Science positions


PGCE Route

  • 2 Routes

  • Standard Route: 1 Year Course, School Based 1 Year Course

  • 2 Possible Outcomes

  • Level 6 Credits

  • Level 7 Masters Credits (Not all Universities

  • Flexible Route: Personalised Provision, can be up to 3 Years

  • 9 Points of Entry and Exit

  • 2 Possible Outcomes

  • Level 6 Credits

  • Level 7 Masters Credits (Not all Universities

  • Designed around the needs of the Trainee


Comparison of Routes


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