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    If you're thinking about becoming a teacher, Sheffield Hallam University offers a range of ways to get the qualifications you need to teach or train.

    We have a wide range of full-time and part-time routes into teaching. Come to our Routes into Teaching event on Saturday 17 September and talk to us about becoming an early years, primary, secondary or post-16 teacher, or about developing your teaching career.

    This event is a great opportunity to chat to our course leaders and meet School Direct partners.

    Find out more and book your place

    You can also visit our teaching pages to find out more about the courses we offer, our latest NSS score and other information.

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    Hello,
    I am just about to start year 13, my career aspiration is to become a geography teacher. However, I am very confused about what exactly I need to pick as my uni course. I've tried the Get into Teaching website but my PC would not load the webpages correctly
    Basically, to become a geography teacher, do I complete a geography degree at university ? Where from university though, is there special courses I need to go on or do schools train you after you have a degree ?
    Also, is there anything else I can be doing outside of Sixth Form that would assist me in becoming a teacher ?
    Sorry if this makes me sound silly, just there are so many different routes into secondary teaching I don't know where to begin !
    Thanks for any help in advance,
    Lee
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    Hello,
    I am just about to start year 13, my career aspiration is to become a geography teacher. However, I am very confused about what exactly I need to pick as my uni course. I've tried the Get into Teaching website but my PC would not load the webpages correctly
    Basically, to become a geography teacher, do I complete a geography degree at university ? Where from university though, is there special courses I need to go on or do schools train you after you have a degree ?
    Also, is there anything else I can be doing outside of Sixth Form that would assist me in becoming a teacher ?
    Sorry if this makes me sound silly, just there are so many different routes into secondary teaching I don't know where to begin !
    Thanks for any help in advance,
    Lee
    Hi,

    From my knowledge (currently studying Primary PGCE course) if you want to teach in secondary school you need to do either a half or full degree in the chosen subject, for example you could study Education and Geography if this course exists at a university you would like to go to, or just do a Geography degree (3 years) and then do a PGCE (1 year) in Secondary Education to achieve your QTS (qualified teacher status).
    Generally to get onto a PGCE course you need to achieve a 2:1/2:2 at university.

    However if you would like teach at primary school but specialise in Geography you can do any degree (but still get a 2:1/2:2) and the do a Primary PGCE afterwards.

    Hope this helps
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    If you're thinking about becoming a teacher, Sheffield Hallam University offers a range of ways to get the qualifications you need to teach or train.

    We have a wide range of full-time and part-time routes into teaching. Come to our Routes into Teaching event on Saturday 17 September and talk to us about becoming an early years, primary, secondary or post-16 teacher, or about developing your teaching career.

    This event is a great opportunity to chat to our course leaders and meet School Direct partners.

    Find out more and book your place

    You can also visit our teaching pages to find out more about the courses we offer, our latest NSS score and other information.

    If you have any questions, please ask away
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    (Original post by lee1999wright)
    Hello,
    I am just about to start year 13, my career aspiration is to become a geography teacher. However, I am very confused about what exactly I need to pick as my uni course. I've tried the Get into Teaching website but my PC would not load the webpages correctly
    Basically, to become a geography teacher, do I complete a geography degree at university ? Where from university though, is there special courses I need to go on or do schools train you after you have a degree ?
    Also, is there anything else I can be doing outside of Sixth Form that would assist me in becoming a teacher ?
    Sorry if this makes me sound silly, just there are so many different routes into secondary teaching I don't know where to begin !
    Thanks for any help in advance,
    Lee
    Hey Lee,

    Super sorry for our delay! Please slap our wrists. Also, you do not sound silly at all, these are completely reasonable questions. Firstly, at Sheffield Hallam you can choose to do an undergraduate teaching degree with us in Early Years, Primary or both. You could alternatively choose to study BSc Geography to give yourself an in-depth knowledge of the subject before choosing to take on a PGCE in Secondary Geography.

    These are your options at our university. However, there may be alternate options at other universities, so do some thorough research. Chat to other unis and ask the questions you've asked us to see what you want to do.

    In terms of extra curricular activity, if you decide to take on a teaching degree, it would be helpful to get some work experience or volunteering work, where you work with young people in a learning setting. You won't have to have extensive amounts of volunteering. If you decide to study Geography, and do a PGCE afterwards, try to volunteer in teaching and learning settings throughout your course so you have something to show when you apply for a PGCE.

    I hope that helps! If you have any further questions, please let us know. We have three open days coming up that you could visit, if you wanted to come and speak to our academics and get some in-depth information. Have a look here.

    Thanks,
    Laura
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    (Original post by NellieE16)
    Hi,

    From my knowledge (currently studying Primary PGCE course) if you want to teach in secondary school you need to do either a half or full degree in the chosen subject, for example you could study Education and Geography if this course exists at a university you would like to go to, or just do a Geography degree (3 years) and then do a PGCE (1 year) in Secondary Education to achieve your QTS (qualified teacher status).
    Generally to get onto a PGCE course you need to achieve a 2:1/2:2 at university.

    However if you would like teach at primary school but specialise in Geography you can do any degree (but still get a 2:1/2:2) and the do a Primary PGCE afterwards.

    Hope this helps
    Great advice, Nellie! Thank you for chipping in.

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    Hey Lee,

    Super sorry for our delay! Please slap our wrists. Also, you do not sound silly at all, these are completely reasonable questions. Firstly, at Sheffield Hallam you can choose to do an undergraduate teaching degree with us in Early Years, Primary or both. You could alternatively choose to study BSc Geography to give yourself an in-depth knowledge of the subject before choosing to take on a PGCE in Secondary Geography.

    These are your options at our university. However, there may be alternate options at other universities, so do some thorough research. Chat to other unis and ask the questions you've asked us to see what you want to do.

    In terms of extra curricular activity, if you decide to take on a teaching degree, it would be helpful to get some work experience or volunteering work, where you work with young people in a learning setting. You won't have to have extensive amounts of volunteering. If you decide to study Geography, and do a PGCE afterwards, try to volunteer in teaching and learning settings throughout your course so you have something to show when you apply for a PGCE.

    I hope that helps! If you have any further questions, please let us know. We have three open days coming up that you could visit, if you wanted to come and speak to our academics and get some in-depth information. Have a look here.

    Thanks,
    Laura
    Official Hallam rep
    Thank you Laura, this is exactly what I was after !
    I have arranged work experience in a local secondary school as well as being a peer mentor in my school/sixth form.
    With regards to the BSc Geography, I have applied for BA geography with all 5 of my UCAS choices, will this prevent me from being to get the PGCE in Geography ? I only have done this as I find the human geography side more interesting, but if it will prevent me from becoming a teacher, would you suggest I change this ?
    Thanks again for the great advice,
    I'll have a look at the open days now(its just quite far away)
    Lee
    Edit : I am interested in secondary teaching
 
 
 
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