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?
PGCE with Masters credits? watch
- Thread Starter
- 26-04-2016 21:52
- 26-04-2016 23:37
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.
- 27-04-2016 17:30
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)
- 27-04-2016 18:59
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.