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This specialist course has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for 14 years with particular highlights being the high quality school placements, excellent partnerships with museums, galleries and the wider arts community and the managements and quality assurance of the programme.

Because the course has been built around partnerships with primary, secondary and special schools, museums and galleries, community groups and artists, it offers you the opportunity to gain a PGCE in Secondary Art, Craft and Design Education with Qualified Teacher Status.

It will prepare you to become a highly effective practitioner, able to make a significant contribution to education and equipped to teach pupils across the range of art, crafts and design.

You’ll spend the majority of your time in two contrasting secondary school placements, with the remaining time at Northumbria University or at sites including museums, galleries, studios and workshops.

Thanks to our exclusive partnership with the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, you’ll also have access to BALTIC’s extensive library and archive.

This specialist course has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for 14 years with particular highlights being the high quality school placements, excellent partnerships with museums, galleries and the wider arts community and the managements and quality assurance of the programme.

Because the course has been built around partnerships with primary, secondary and special schools, museums and galleries, community groups and artists, it offers you the opportunity to gain a PGCE in Secondary Art, Craft and Design Education with Qualified Teacher Status.

It will prepare you to become a highly effective practitioner, able to make a significant contribution to education and equipped to teach pupils across the range of art, crafts and design.

You’ll spend the majority of your time in two contrasting secondary school placements, with the remaining time at Northumbria University or at sites including museums, galleries, studios and workshops.

Thanks to our exclusive partnership with the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, you’ll also have access to BALTIC’s extensive library and archive.

Course Information

UCAS Code
W1X1

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
1 year full-time

Department
Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Location
Coach Lane Campus

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

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The course has two main components; school based placements in two contrasting schools and an arranged timetable of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials enrichment days, studio days and project days.

The arranged timetable explores four main areas: professional knowledge and generic educational practice; art education practice and knowledge; art education skills and knowledge; and art education research, theory and philosophy.

You’ll also get the chance to customise project briefs, co-design enrichment opportunities and address art, craft and design subject knowledge and skills gaps, plus undertake a primary placement and have placements in post 16 education to explore the transition stages.

You’ll be assessed using a variety of strategies including written assignments, presentations and reflective professional portfolios. You’ll also undergo in-school assessment of your professional conduct and the planning and teaching of lessons.

This assessment enables you to have the maximum impact on pupil progress and demonstrate that you meet the requirements to be awarded a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) aligned to the Teachers’ Standards 2012.

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This course will encourage you to challenge and develop your own personal philosophy and pedagogy by learning from a wide field of experienced practitioners.

Our delivery team include senior schools leaders, outstanding subject specialist teachers, research active lecturers, professionals from galleries, museums and creative organisations, artists, makers and designers.

They all model the attributes of an outstanding subject teacher and will encourage you to pursue and develop your own personal areas of expertise and interest by harnessing your prior experience and practice.

The majority of teaching staff are partners in external organisations including schools, museums and galleries across the North East, with a breath of expertise in arts, craft and design education. They include staff from our partner, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

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You’ll spend a minimum of 120 days, which will be the majority of your time, in two contrasting secondary school placements. They will be carefully matched to your individual academic and professional requirements, making sure you get great opportunities based on your needs.

You’ll also spend a significant amount of time at BALTIC and in our partnership museums, galleries and schools where you’ll be guided and mentored by experienced teachers and senior leaders.

Your training will include access to specialist art equipment including kilns, studio based equipment and materials – both on campus, and also across the partner organisations that you train in.

On top of that, you’ll be able to tap into our well-established network of subject-specialist, dedicated link tutors, all experienced senior leaders in arts education in secondary schools. They will ensure you make the best possible progress and are well prepared for your transition into teaching.

Digital learning is integrated and embedded into the course, from e-learning platforms to digital communication and presentations, and you’ll also use our e-learning portal, social networking platforms, digital communication tools and collaborative tools.

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Arts education is an area rich in ongoing research, which is strongly reflected in the content of this course.

Our members of teaching staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and have a diverse range of research interests and expertise.

Prominent and key research areas include arts education; craft education; how arts can improve health and wellbeing; being an artist teacher; creative and cultural sector partnerships and collaborations. Other topics covered include ceramics in education; education in museums and galleries; quality assurance in schools; and creativity in education.

These fascinating areas are all explored and applied across and throughout the breadth of teaching on this course.

Research

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Graduates from this course enjoy a consistently high employment rate and many students secure a position even before graduation.

This programme has outstanding recruitment, regularly recording excellent employability for its graduates. In 2015, 95% secured a job within three months of graduation and 100% within six months of graduation.

The vast majority of students who study this course go into secondary arts education, but those who don’t often choose to work in educational roles in museums and galleries or have gone on to successfully work in international arts education and administration.

Most of our recent graduates are based in the UK but some are tapping into the growing demand for outstanding graduates with a PGCE in schools across Europe and the Middle East.

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Many of our former students have told us that this course was transformative for them, both professionally and personally, providing long term impacts on their careers, with many jumping up the career ladder to middle and senior leadership.

Many graduates also decide to return to the programme to support our trainee teachers by guest lecturing, mentoring and developments research in arts education through the programme.

Becoming a secondary art teacher has the potential to be a hugely satisfying professional choice, and you’ll be able to make an immeasurable impact on students throughout the lifetime of your career.

The course carries a consistent record of delivering fantastic opportunities for progression after completion, with high employability levels and overall year-on-year outstanding satisfaction from students.

Your placements in two contrasting school settings aim to provide you with the best possible all-round experience of teaching at secondary level, which will stand you in excellent stead when it comes to applying for teaching roles.

If you decide to continue your studies, successful completion of this course means you could carry 60 credits forward towards a full or part time Masters degree at Northumbria making it cheaper and quicker.

With an excellent national reputation and plenty of choices and opportunities on this programme to make it a really personalised experience, your professional career in arts education can really take off.

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Course in brief

Who would this Course suit?

The course is the ideal route if you’re a highly qualified, skilled and passionate arts graduate looking to challenge yourself as a creative practitioner and develop a career in secondary arts education and its related areas.

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

Applications to UCAS Teacher Training (UTT). Applicants will normally be expected to have a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent qualification, containing a significant art element of appropriate level and scope. In addition, applicants should have attained GCSE grade C (or University recognised equivalent) in English language and mathematics.

Applicants must also provide evidence they have passed the National Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy.

Relevant degrees might include; Fine Arts; Arts; Art and Design; Art and Textile Design; Fashion Design; Ceramics; Design; Animation and Creative Media.

Competence in Information and Communication Technology is essential and some relevant experience in secondary education is important to demonstrate understanding of the sector, experience in a professional environment and commitment.

In addition, applicants should have attained GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics.

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

Full UK Fee: £9,250

Full EU Fee: £9,250

Full International Fee: TBC

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Throughout your studies you will be required to undertake a placement, depending on the location and duration of your placement you may incur additional costs for travel and accommodation of approximately £1000. You will also incur costs for a field trip of approximately £25.

FUNDING INFORMATION

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Modules Overview

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

TE6674 -

Professional Studies: Art, Craft and Design (NC, 30 Credits)

This module will develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of learning and teaching issues and national priorities related to current practice in secondary education. You will learn about the nature of pedagogy and how it is central to your professional practice as a teacher and be encouraged to make links between theory and practice by reflecting on your observations and experience in the classroom. Your learning will be set within the context of contemporary issues such as:
• Equality, Inclusion & Diversity in Education
• Behaviour for Learning
• Assessment: Principles & Practice
• Safeguarding
• Cultural & Political perspectives of Education
• Theoretical Principles, Learning & Children
• Professional Responsibility & Practice

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TE6675 -

Professional Placements: Secondary Art, Craft and Design (NC, 30 Credits)

This module will to enable you to develop into effective, independent, critical and professional secondary art, craft and design teachers in who are able to demonstrate by the end of the module that you have met the Teachers’ Standards to a level appropriate to be recommended for qualified teacher status. Your practice will demonstrate that you are able to combine theoretical understanding with practice to support your actual classroom delivery. You will understand and track not only your strengths but also your targets and work with your subject mentor, professional mentor, link tutor and programme leader to achieve those targets and make impacts on your pupils’ learning and for your own continuing professional development.

The educational placement settings will give you a full range of experiences across the age range at the key stages 3 and four as well as post 16 and primary stages. University tutors and school-based mentors will liaise to support you in the development of your practical teaching experiences. You will progress from observation through collaborative working with the educational professionals to independence as a teacher developing appropriate learning opportunities and having an impact on pupil progress and wider pupil learning.

Placement 1 will be formally assessed on a pass/ fail basis in each element with formative assessment continuously to support target setting and achievement progression to the next Placement 2. The same cycle of learning will take place in PP2 enabling you to continuously build a portfolio of evidence showing how you are meeting the Teachers Standards while receiving formative feedback to understand where you are and how to improve. This portfolio will then travel with you in to your first year as a newly qualified teacher where you will continue the practice.

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TE7055 -

Contemporary Issues & Practice in Art and Design Education (NC, 30 Credits)

You will be an active learner and develop the skills to:

? Critically evaluate and adapt learning appropriate to pupils’ needs that motivates and enthuses pupils across the secondary key stages;
? Support the students’ critical thinking and understanding of the range of learning and pedagogic theories that inform planning models for working in their subject with the 11-18 range;
? Further develop the students’ own subject practice to enable them to inspire pupils with cutting edge subject practice and ideas;
? Critically evaluate and explore contemporary initiatives in the subject and push the boundaries of knowledge and skills within the subject area;
? Work with wider organisations to enrich their own knowledge, understanding and networks through their critical linking of theory and practice at the fore front of the discipline;
? Critically investigating the issues related to assessment: identifying and recognising the complexities of success criteria, and expected levels of performance at KS3 – 4 and post 16;
? Further develop and articulate their own philosophy about art, craft and education within their own discipline.

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TE7056 -

Inquiry of Current Issues in Art Education (NC, 30 Credits)

You will be encouraged to critically explore a range of factors that contribute to a holistic understanding of art, craft and design teaching in secondary in England and beyond. This includes your own teacher identity, and the application of these ideas within professional practice. In the module you will be introduced to key ideas and theories and philosophies within art, craft and design education and you will also build upon your knowledge of critical reflective thinking, discipline specific creativity, project development and management and approaches to independent enquiry.

You will be supported to select and negotiate an enquiry proposal based on your Individual Training Plans, Skills Audits, developing interests or desired specialisms within the context of the teaching and learning of this module.

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Any Questions?

Our admissions team will be happy to help. They can be contacted on 0191 406 0901.

Applicants Contact Details:

bc.applicantservices@northumbria.ac.uk

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