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PGCE with Masters credits?

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    My training provider offers the chance to add masters credits to the PGCE.
    I was just wondering if this was worth doing, or if anyone has had any thoughts or experience with this?

    Most PGCEs offer Masters credits. It doesn't always involve significantly more work. On my course, it mainly means that you are assessed against more rigorous criteria than the non-Masters option. It doesn't hurt to do it because, if in the next five years or so you decide you want to do a Masters, you will need to take fewer modules. In terms of employment prospects, I can't imagine many schools even asking whether an NQT has Masters credits to their name or not. They may desire candidates to have a Masters for more senior positions, though.

    Go for the PGCE (Masters), there may be a few additional assignments but it will allow you to teach abroad as it's a more recognised qualification.

    Also, join the ITT group on FB (see signature link)

    Do it. I am in the process of applying for the MA for 16/17. For me, it would be such a shame to not put ITT credits towards a MA, if only if it opens a few doors down the road.

    Keep in mind you would have to pay for the remainder of the credits.
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