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Please help! I have a degree in Sociology and Criminology but now want to get in to teaching. Can someone please help me with what my options are!? Thank you!
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Please help! I have a degree in Sociology and Criminology but now want to get in to teaching. Can someone please help me with what my options are!? Thank you!
Hi, I've moved your thread to the Education and Teaching forum .
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Please help! I have a degree in Sociology and Criminology but now want to get in to teaching. Can someone please help me with what my options are!? Thank you!
I'm a criminology & sociology graduate looking to get into teaching too, so will keep an eye on this thread...

though reading around it shouldn't be an issue. I know a fair few people with sociology degrees who got onto pgce's or are looking to be teachers. And I've asked on here & not having a national curriculum degree isn't really an issue as long as you can relate it to teaching.
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Please help! I have a degree in Sociology and Criminology but now want to get in to teaching. Can someone please help me with what my options are!? Thank you!
All depends on what you're looking to teach. If it's secondary, then you pretty much need a degree in the subject you teach. If it's primary, then it's a bit more flexible although it's always good if you can show that some of your degree content relates to the National Curriculum. Best advice would be to get as much experience in the classroom as you can and go from there!
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If you're at a good uni and have an A-level in English or Maths then you may be able to become an English or Maths Teacher via Teach First.
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If you have a strong degree from a good university, then a number of subjects are open to you. Just be prepared to be able to justify why you are able to teach said subject, and how your degree related to it.
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I hear they are getting pretty desperate for maths teachers. It may be possible to get onto a maths PGCE with An A or B at A level if you can demonstrate an aptitude for the subject
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I'm a Sociology with Criminology third and final year student - I currently hold two offers for two PGCEs

It's PCET.
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I'm not sure if you mean primary or secondary.

I am in my final year of a sociology degree and got onto all 3 of my courses (primary with early years/ ks1 specialism), so it is definitely doable.
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I'm not sure if you mean primary or secondary.

I am in my final year of a sociology degree and got onto all 3 of my courses (primary with early years/ ks1 specialism), so it is definitely doable.
Thanks for your help I would love either primary or secondary to be honest. When you say you got on to courses, what do you mean by that? Have you got on to a PGCE?
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I'm a Sociology with Criminology third and final year student - I currently hold two offers for two PGCEs

It's PCET.
That's really great! And thanks for your response. Could you please tell me how you went about applying for this and what a PCET leads too? Thanks
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I do ancient history and archaeology. Your degree is at least somewhat relevant. Don't stress too much, you can always go for primary
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From memory, the social studies PGCE at MMU would also take you

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You will get £0 funding though

http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into...aduate-funding

(not a big deal if your heart is in teaching)
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Thanks for your help I would love either primary or secondary to be honest. When you say you got on to courses, what do you mean by that? Have you got on to a PGCE?
Well I'm going for school direct with PGCE, but yes I got offered 3 places and picked one. I wasn't asked once to justify why I study sociology and want to do primary at interview to be honest, but I did include it in my personal statement.

They're more looking for your ability to be able to learn the art of teaching and how you can reflect on the experiences you already have.

If you think about it, someone with a maths degree will have a national curriculum subject but they've still got to learn the rest of it, so you're not really at a disadvantage. There were people with all sorts of degrees at the interview. You're a bit more restricted if wanting to do secondary.
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You will get £0 funding though

http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into...aduate-funding

(not a big deal if your heart is in teaching)
i might be reading this table wrong but if they did primary & had a 2:1, they'd get £4000 financial incentive, as well as any student loan/grant they can get?
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i might be reading this table wrong but if they did primary & had a 2:1, they'd get £4000 financial incentive, as well as any student loan/grant they can get?
I'm not sure - teaching is not my specialty. This is just something I found on the internet but it appears to be the official government website for teaching so everything is on there if you look
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I'm not sure - teaching is not my specialty. This is just something I found on the internet but it appears to be the official government website for teaching so everything is on there if you look
Yeah by the looks of that table the OP would be entitled to funding
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That's really great! And thanks for your response. Could you please tell me how you went about applying for this and what a PCET leads too? Thanks
It's a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education and Training so I just applied for it like any other PGCE, through UCAS Teacher Training. It's aimed at people wanting to work in FE, you will get a PGCE out of it and then register and apply for QTLS on completion (the equivalent of QTS but for FE).

If you're looking to work in secondary schools then an alternative is the Secondary Social Science PGCE, but it's a lot more competitive as only three unis in England offer it, whereas lot of unis offer a PGCE in post-compulsory and lifelong learning.
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Well I'm going for school direct with PGCE, but yes I got offered 3 places and picked one. I wasn't asked once to justify why I study sociology and want to do primary at interview to be honest, but I did include it in my personal statement.

They're more looking for your ability to be able to learn the art of teaching and how you can reflect on the experiences you already have.

If you think about it, someone with a maths degree will have a national curriculum subject but they've still got to learn the rest of it, so you're not really at a disadvantage. There were people with all sorts of degrees at the interview. You're a bit more restricted if wanting to do secondary.
Aw that's great, thanks for your reply! I've looked at School Direct and it only seems to be in England, I haven't seen any mention of this in Wales which is where I live and want to work do you know if this is true?
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