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Education and Curricular Studies with Teaching Qualification - Home Economics

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

You are required by the General Teaching Council for Scotland to have National 5 Mathematics or equivalent at SCQF Level 5.

Scottish HND

Pass

You need an appropriate HND from a college in Scotland. The most suitable HNDs would include both a practical element and a theoretical side. This would apply to both the study of fashion e.g. HND Fashion and Textile Technology, or food e.g. HND Professional Cookery. In addition, you are required by GTC Scotland to hold passes in National 5 Mathematics and Higher English, or their equivalents.

You are required by the General Teaching Council for Scotland to have Higher English or equivalent at SCQF Level 6.

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Secondary education

This BSc course is designed for applicants who have a suitable HND from a college in Scotland in fabric or food technologies and who wish to become registered Secondary teachers in Home Economics. The HND is considered to be the first two years of the course. In year 3, you will study two modules in each of the following: Academic Literacy and Communication - Students will be taught a range of academic literacy and communication skills that will support their transition to university and their development as an undergraduate student. An annotated bibliography will be used as the vehicle through which to teach students a range of academic study skills in Module 1 and students will develop their skills through a research project in Module 2. Opportunities for the development of skills in academic reading and writing, referencing, effective communication and ICT skills will be provided making clear links to coursework and the student’s subject discipline. Curricular Studies Home Economics - Curricular Studies (Home Economics) will be delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, small group teaching, and blended learning. The lectures will focus on supporting students to develop the knowledge and skills required to become a Home Economics teacher. The seminar and workshops will provide a space for students to work together on developing a deeper understanding of their knowledge. Examples of topics that will be covered within this module are: a range of contemporary, environmental, ethical and technological issues that affect consumer choice in relation to food and fashion; the relationship between food, nutrition and health, in the context of current Scottish government guidelines; the functional properties of a range of ingredients in food products and their impact on the food manufacturing process; textile characteristics, properties and suitability for purpose; fashion trends and textile construction techniques within each industry. Personalisation and choice will be offered by means of alternative reading/podcasts/videos, and through flexibility in the focus of some assignments. Professionalism and Teacher Identity - you will explore the many different roles and responsibilities of teachers in the classroom, in the faculty, in the school and its community, in the local authority, nationally, and internationally, and you will have the chance to teach small groups of pupils on campus and spend a week in a school. Year 4 of the course will provide you with an internationally recognised teaching qualification, not only in Scotland, but also enabling newly qualified teachers also to apply for qualified teacher status (QTS) or equivalent in their home country. It is regulated by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and the Scottish Government. You learn from on-campus classes and 18 weeks of placements in schools in Scotland. If you're a Scottish or EU student, you're guaranteed a job for one year in a Scottish school after you graduate. A degree in education will equip you for a range of careers working with children and young people. Most of our graduates go on to work as teachers in Secondary schools across the country. Recent graduate job titles include Secondary Teacher, Head Teacher, Further Education Lecturer, and Special Educational Needs Teacher.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,150
per year
International
£15,150
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£15,150
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Strathclyde

Department:

School of Education

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

95%
high
Secondary education

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
99%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
6%
Male students
94%
Female students
28%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

After graduation


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Education

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
50%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Caring personal services
12%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Education and teaching

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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