Can I teach Geography with an Environmental Studies degree?

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I am nearly finished an Open University degree in Environmental Studies and I have recently decided I would like to get a PGCE and teach Geography. However, my degree isn't directly a Geography degree and I also don't have a Geography GCSE or A Level. I do however have A Levels in Biology (A) and Environmental Studies (A*) which overlap with Geography (as well as another A Level in English).
Does anybody know if I would be allowed to teach Geography with these qualifications? There is a vast amount of overlap and I have even studied 100 credits of Geography modules for my degree, but I haven't actually got any Geography qualifications.

Many many thanks in advance
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I think generally you have to study 50% of the subject you want to teach in your degree to do a pgce so that might not be enough credits, it's a good idea to contact providers to know for sure.


(Original post by Einnocon)
I am nearly finished an Open University degree in Environmental Studies and I have recently decided I would like to get a PGCE and teach Geography. However, my degree isn't directly a Geography degree and I also don't have a Geography GCSE or A Level. I do however have A Levels in Biology (A) and Environmental Studies (A*) which overlap with Geography (as well as another A Level in English).
Does anybody know if I would be allowed to teach Geography with these qualifications? There is a vast amount of overlap and I have even studied 100 credits of Geography modules for my degree, but I haven't actually got any Geography qualifications.

Many many thanks in advance
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(Original post by Einnocon)
I am nearly finished an Open University degree in Environmental Studies and I have recently decided I would like to get a PGCE and teach Geography. However, my degree isn't directly a Geography degree and I also don't have a Geography GCSE or A Level. I do however have A Levels in Biology (A) and Environmental Studies (A*) which overlap with Geography (as well as another A Level in English).
Does anybody know if I would be allowed to teach Geography with these qualifications? There is a vast amount of overlap and I have even studied 100 credits of Geography modules for my degree, but I haven't actually got any Geography qualifications.

Many many thanks in advance
An OU Environmental Studies degree is fine for teaching geography (your degree is essentially human geography). Not having geography at GCSE or A level won't matter.
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[quote=Einnocon;74297598]I am nearly finished an Open University degree in Environmental Studies and I have recently decided I would like to get a PGCE and teach Geography. However, my degree isn't directly a Geography degree and I also don't have a Geography GCSE or A Level. I do however have A Levels in Biology (A) and Environmental Studies (A*) which overlap with Geography (as well as another A Level in English).
Does anybody know if I would be allowed to teach Geography with these qualifications? There is a vast amount of overlap and I have even studied 100 credits of Geography modules for my degree, but I haven't actually got any Geography qualifications.

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