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Can you go into teaching / a PGCE after a degree in Agriculture watch

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    Hi guys,

    I'm currently looking into doing a degree in agriculture. I've always seen myself teaching/lecturing as part of my future career. There isn't much information out there as whether it is possible to progress onto teaching from such a vocational degree, therefore I wondered if anyone had become a secondary teacher after a degree in agriculture and a PGCE course, and if teaching what subject?
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    I did a quick LinkedIn search and there are some people with agriculture degrees who've done PGCEs and are working as science/biology teachers, but not many.
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    Geography maybe?

    Failing that if you are passionate about agriculture but need to commit to a subject taught in secondary school you could either search for a combined honours degree now or consider a masters in a subject you'd like to teach after your agriculture degree. This could be a risky strategy though because masters course fees go up every year.
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    (Original post by Agric101)
    Hi guys,

    I'm currently looking into doing a degree in agriculture. I've always seen myself teaching/lecturing as part of my future career. There isn't much information out there as whether it is possible to progress onto teaching from such a vocational degree, therefore I wondered if anyone had become a secondary teacher after a degree in agriculture and a PGCE course, and if teaching what subject?
    Hi, several former students of ours who have done a PGCE and moved into teaching at colleges - teaching land-based subjects. One even managed her PGCE during her placement year and now lectures here at Harper Adams.

    Another case study here

    And here

    If you are coming to an open day or our residential event HAE, we can give you the opportunity to speak to someone about routes into teaching. Many of our lecturers have PCGEs anyway!

    Good luck

    Jac @Harper Adams
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    I did a quick LinkedIn search and there are some people with agriculture degrees who've done PGCEs and are working as science/biology teachers, but not many.
    Cheers for that 😊
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    Geography maybe?

    Failing that if you are passionate about agriculture but need to commit to a subject taught in secondary school you could either search for a combined honours degree now or consider a masters in a subject you'd like to teach after your agriculture degree. This could be a risky strategy though because masters course fees go up every year.
    Cheers 😊, aye I've looked into conversion type courses before but as you say it's a potentially risky choice to make
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    (Original post by Harper Adams University)
    Hi, several former students of ours who have done a PGCE and moved into teaching at colleges - teaching land-based subjects. One even managed her PGCE during her placement year and now lectures here at Harper Adams.

    Another case study here

    And here

    If you are coming to an open day or our residential event HAE, we can give you the opportunity to speak to someone about routes into teaching. Many of our lecturers have PCGEs anyway!

    Good luck

    Jac @Harper Adams
    Cheers 😊, these case studies are very useful, good to see that it is an actual possiblity after an agri degree . No I'm not planing on going to your open events as I've not applied to Harper because you do not accept the 90 credit diploma course I am doing for entry to your foundation degree.
 
 
 
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