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    Do you do a teaching degree, or a degree in the subject you want to teach
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    I would do a degree in the subject you want to teach, then a one year PGCE after for secondary school
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    Usually the degree in the subject you want to teach, particularly for technical subjects like Physics, Chemistry or Maths (or else you would never be able to become a teacher in those subjects), then you have to do a 1 year PGCE degree after you get your degree which basically is what teaches you how to teach.
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    a degree in the subject u wanna teach and PGCE to become a teacher in secondary school. Masters degree for college teachers and PHD for university lectures.
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    (Original post by Peterbokor)
    Do you do a teaching degree, or a degree in the subject you want to teach
    As I understand it, if you want to teach a national curriculum at secondary level, you need at least half of your degree in that subject.

    There are incredibly few degree courses called "teaching

    Most people do at least half of their UG degree in their chosen teaching subject.

    There are various other ways to get into teaching which are far less common and more niche.

    I'm moving this thread into the teacher training sub-forum, here you should get the replies you're after.




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    To clarify, degrees in teaching/education are normally to train primary school teachers. It's unlikely to be a suitable background for most subject teaching at the secondary level except perhaps English language or Drama if you specialised in those areas on such a course - and even that's debatable.

    As stated above, you study the subject you wish to teach (or a closely related subject - for example Philosophy or Classics is often acceptable for English Literature PGCEs and Engineering or Physics are often acceptable for Maths PGCEs) then pursue a PGCE in that subject - the PGCE being the qualification that allows you to teach. There are various routes into and through PGCEs, some of which are paid and include the full tuition fees for the qualification.
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    If you are uncertain, I would think very carefully about what teacher you want to be. The different subjects offer completely different challenges when it comes to teaching and obviously the subject material is vastly different across different subjects. See if you can visit local schools and see a variety of different lessons for a flavour.
 
 
 
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