All applicants need GCSE mathematics and English language at grade C or above or equivalent*. We will consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs. You must hold an honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) or equivalent which includes substantial elements relevant to the citizenship curriculum, such as politics, law, sociology and psychology. You are encouraged to gain experience of schools through direct observation of teaching and learning and/or by working with young people in educational activities. Download our application experience guidelines for more information about experience requirements and interview advice for this course. This document includes important information about your application. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being unsuccessful. You must also successfully complete pre-entry tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. We consider each application on its merits. Interviews are part of the selection process for this course. As you will be working with children, you will be required to complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms. We welcome applications from people seeking a career change, and we actively encourage applications from those groups under-represented in teacher education, in order to ensure that the teaching profession represents the diverse nature of contemporary UK society. If English is not your first language you need an IELTS average score of 7.0 with at least 6.5 in all skills or a TOEFL score of 235 (Internet based). * GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are • 12 level 2 credits from an Access course • equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk
Months of entry
Gain qualified teacher status (QTS) as a teacher of citizenship with experience teaching Key Stages 3 and 4. Through study and teaching placements, you develop the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm needed to teach pupils with a range of abilities in both secondary school and college settings.
• Gain the qualified teacher status (QTS) needed to teach citizenship in secondary education contexts.
• Increase your teaching skills and confidence through two separate placements.
• Apply for a bursary to help with course fees.
• Apply for a place through the School Direct scheme for a dedicated route into a job after graduation.
Information for international students
Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international
Fees and funding
Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Faculty of Development and Society
- 0114 225 5555
- 0114 225 2094