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Mcredits/PGCE/PGDipEd - bizarre situation - advice needed!

Discussion in 'Professional development' started by mickib, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. I have already completed 6 modules for a MA Education with Bath Uni, but opted to exit from the programme (2010) following an extended essay with a PGDipEd, as I couldn't manage the dissertation workload on top of full-time teaching. I now find myself in the situation where I might be doing a PGCE at the same uni, potentially gaining a third of a masters on completion. My question is this: do you think it might be possible to convert the PGDipEd to a Masters? (In theory, the PGDipEd is 2/3 of a masters and the PGCE 1/3...) Would it be too presumptious to ask this at interview? Bizarrely, the whole reason why this seems a bit back-to-front is that I studied for the MA by distance whilst working at an international school - at the time that was the only option for CPD where I was based at the time. The reason for me wanting to do the PGCE is that, although I have 12 years teaching experience, I have no QTS and have not taught for the past 3 years, so getting a teaching job in the UK will be slightly tricky. It's also giving me the opportunity to train to teach a subject I love, rather than what I just 'fell' into teaching.
     
  2. I have already completed 6 modules for a MA Education with Bath Uni, but opted to exit from the programme (2010) following an extended essay with a PGDipEd, as I couldn't manage the dissertation workload on top of full-time teaching. I now find myself in the situation where I might be doing a PGCE at the same uni, potentially gaining a third of a masters on completion. My question is this: do you think it might be possible to convert the PGDipEd to a Masters? (In theory, the PGDipEd is 2/3 of a masters and the PGCE 1/3...) Would it be too presumptious to ask this at interview? Bizarrely, the whole reason why this seems a bit back-to-front is that I studied for the MA by distance whilst working at an international school - at the time that was the only option for CPD where I was based at the time. The reason for me wanting to do the PGCE is that, although I have 12 years teaching experience, I have no QTS and have not taught for the past 3 years, so getting a teaching job in the UK will be slightly tricky. It's also giving me the opportunity to train to teach a subject I love, rather than what I just 'fell' into teaching.
     
  3. CandysDog

    CandysDog Occasional commenter

    I would imagine that's not possible, as you won't have done the dissertation (which is basically compulsory for all master's degrees).
     

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