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Postgraduate vs Professional

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by lidialu, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. lidialu

    lidialu New commenter

    Hi all,
    I would like your advise. I have a place to start my Early Years PGCE this September. I am not sure whether to take the master credits or not. Until last week I thought not to take them and just focus on my placements and make the most of them but someone told me that in a few years I might need a master to teach. Has anyone more information about that?

    Thank you in advance
  2. mandala1

    mandala1 Occasional commenter

    Who knows what the government policy will be in a few years time. Do be aware that the programme you have signed up to may well be 'QTS + masters credits' as an integral package - that is what a PGCE generally is. QTS only is not a PGCE. If you wanted to do QTS only then that is what you probably should have applied for via a School Direct route.
  3. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    If other courses are anything to go by they will be the easiest Masters credits you ever pick up. Do it.
  4. lidialu

    lidialu New commenter

    Thank you for your help! Yes, my course has a recommendation for QTS.
    I guess that all the research towards the masters assignments will be always helpful

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