What being a Modern Studies teacher covers:
- Organising and setting lessons
- Monitoring the progress of pupils, through coursework and homework
- Working with pupils to guide their development and share that progress with parents and caregivers
- Planning, supervising and leading study trips.
Take that next step into Modern Studies
It’s a career choice that comes with a good starting salary and great opportunities for progression. To begin your journey, you need to have a relevant social studies degree plus a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).
This subject, as with others in the Curriculum for Excellence, can be delivered through Gaelic Medium Education. There are lots of benefits to teaching in Gaelic and we have more information about how to take this route into teaching.
PGDE university courses
Here are the universities you can study for a PGDE in Modern Studies at secondary level. Entry requirements vary so it’s best to check with the course provider for the most up-to-date information.
The University of Strathclyde also offer a pathway into Gaelic Medium Education. Find out more about the opportunities and benefits of teaching in Gaelic.