Should i do a MA before a PGCEWatch
I'm a humanities graduate and was thinking of doing a masters in education studies. I was thinking of pursuing primary sch teaching so if i do a MA will it help me get into a primary PGCE.
I don't have any experience so i was thinking whilst i do a masters i can also do work experience in a school during the time which will help prepare me get accepted into the PGCE.
Is this a good idea? what do you think ?
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If you did your PGCE first, it should give to you 60 credits towards your MA Education. I would also imagine that doing MA Ed would be more beneficial once you have classroom experience, else it is all very theoretical.
Okay I get that. However, i feel like I'm not ready to dive into a classroom just yet as I haven't done any work experience. I've heard how PGCE's are, you spend most of your time in the classroom so before applying for one I want to gain enough experience to be ready. At least whilst doing a masters I can brush up on some theory & work exp that would probs help me to prepare for a PGCE?
The MA won't give you any work experience, unless you already work in a school and depending on your subject some courses are less competitive than others. I gained a place on a PGCE with 2 weeks experience and many on my course had a lot less.