Somebody I know doing a degree in history has told me that if they do a masters then they can train to be a teacher in 8 weeks. Surely this can't be true. Even after 9 month PGCE I barely felt ready for the classroom, if I think back to where I was at 8 weeks into my training I would never have coped alone. Surely the teaching is just as important as the subject knowledge, if not more!! Does anyone know if this is true?