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Advice on courses for Drama and English teaching

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by careerchange85, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Hello,
    I am currently considering a career change as I have long wanted to be an English and Drama teacher. I have a 2:1 degree in English Literature with Drama modules taken in my first year. Upon graduating in 2007, I started working in higher education administration and now have some management experience behind me. The plan at the moment, is to study an MA in Drama and Theatre Education (as the course looks really exciting!) and then join a PGCE Secondary course. I would like some advice as to which subject to specialise in on the PGCE though. I had been looking at English with Drama, but now consider that the MA would cover the Drama aspects of such a PGCE. Could you advise on the best course of action for someone who is passionate about education and the transformative and transferrable nature of these two subjects please?
    Many thanks.
     
  2. Hello,
    I am currently considering a career change as I have long wanted to be an English and Drama teacher. I have a 2:1 degree in English Literature with Drama modules taken in my first year. Upon graduating in 2007, I started working in higher education administration and now have some management experience behind me. The plan at the moment, is to study an MA in Drama and Theatre Education (as the course looks really exciting!) and then join a PGCE Secondary course. I would like some advice as to which subject to specialise in on the PGCE though. I had been looking at English with Drama, but now consider that the MA would cover the Drama aspects of such a PGCE. Could you advise on the best course of action for someone who is passionate about education and the transformative and transferrable nature of these two subjects please?
    Many thanks.
     
  3. Hi
    If you train as an English teacher it is still possible to teach drama once you've qualified and vice versa, though you will need to specify a subject for teacher training. To help decide between English and drama, you might like to spend some time in the respective classroom environments and you can find schools within your area, in which you can observe classes on www.schoolswebdirectory.co.uk.
    Charlie Taylor, Teaching Agency
     

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