The Graduate School of Education has been providing teacher training at St. Luke’s Campus for more than 150 years. We are renowned for our Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programmes and education research.


Frequently asked questions about out 'Learning for Teaching' modules. 

Learning for Teaching

School Experience modules for undergraduates and Masters students 2019 - 2020

Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers you can embark on. Gain experience and insight into this challenging profession while studying for your undergraduate or Masters degree, no matter what subject you’re taking. To help you discover if teaching is right for you, or if you're just interested in developing your skills in this area, we have developed an accredited teaching experience module, which is open to all second and third year undergraduates and most Masters students at the University of Exeter.

These modules:

  • Give you school experience and professional knowledge to strengthen your application for teacher training
  • Develop your professional skills
  • Help give you a head start once you embark on a teacher training course
  • Are available in 15 and 30 credit versions (involving one and two week placements respectively)
  • Can be taken by 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates and by most students undertaking a Masters course
  • Are open to students from any discipline in the University
  • Involve placements which take place outside of university teaching time almost anywhere in the country

The modules are:

For students who will be in Year 2: EDU2016 (L5)-15 credits;    EDU2017 (L5)- 30 credits

For students who will be in Year 3: EDU3013 (L6) - 15 credits;  EDU3014 (L6) - 30 credits  

How to register

When online registration is open the Learning for Teaching modules should appear as available options: you can select one of these just as you would any other optional module.

In the unlikely event that places remain available after online registration has closed, you would apply through your Discipline Office to change an existing optional module to a Learning for Teaching module.

Please note that as this module includes placement in a school, all participating students will have to complete a Disclosure & Barring Service declaration.

School placements

You will either be required to undertake a 5 or 10 day placement depending on whether you select the 15- or 30- credit module. All block placements must be undertaken during the specified dates.

For 2019/20 these dates tbc.

Your placement will be entirely self-arranged in a school of your choice. You may wish to contact schools with which you have previous experience, including your old school. This route also provides flexibility to arrange a series of days/half days if a week block is not suitable. However, please note that afternoon in schools are short, often only containing one lesson, so arranging afternoons only would not be suitable. The GSE Office will provide a template letter for you. 

Frequently asked questions about out 'Learning for Teaching' modules. 

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