The University of Stirling and Heriot-Watt University have teamed up to offer a number of education courses with a specialism in key STEM subjects including Chemistry, Engineering, Physics and Primary Science.
You could become a science teacher and inspire the next generation of young scientists and engineers – and if you're ready to start your journey as a teacher in 2018, we've saved a place for you!
Clearing for our education courses with a specialism in STEM is now open. Find out more about how Clearing works.
Not sure what your exam results are going to be? Don't worry. Simply register your interest now, and we'll provide you with details about your options and what you can do to join us in September.
You can also get in touch with our Clearing Team via live webchat in the run up to Results Day.
Our science (STEM) education courses run for four-years and provide an excellent grounding from which to build your teaching career. We work in close partnership with local authorities, schools, Education Scotland and the General Teaching Council for Scotland to ensure that you are supported throughout your studies to become the best teacher you can be.
Available courses include:
This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as a chemistry teacher in a secondary school. Taught in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University, the course combines core elements of chemistry taught on the Heriot-Watt campus covering the main themes of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, experimental skills and communication skills, alongside participation in the full Initial Teacher Education course taught at the University of Stirling. The course also includes a number of school placements to develop confidence and experience in a classroom environment.
This course is for students who wish to pursue a career as a technology teacher in a secondary school. Delivered in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University, the course combines core elements of engineering technology - including the main themes of mechanical and electrical engineering, design, programming and robotics taught on the Heriot-Watt campus - alongside participation in the full Initial Teacher Education course at the University of Stirling. The course also includes a number of school placements to develop confidence and experience in a classroom environment.
If you're considering a career as a physics teacher in a secondary school, this is the course for you. The course combines core elements of physics - covering subjects such as dynamics; electromagnetic fields and optics; and the quantum world of subatomic particles through physics lectures and laboratories held at the Heriot-Watt campus - alongside participation in the University of Stirling’s full Initial Teacher Education course. A number of school placements will also be offered to develop confidence and experience in a classroom environment.
Would you like to be a primary school teacher who is able to bring excitement to the classroom and introduce pupils to science? Stirling has long been distinctive among Scottish universities in offering concurrent courses to prospective primary school teachers. Our degree in Primary Education with a Primary Science specialism will appeal to students who wish to become more than a generic primary school teacher. It will also demonstrate to employers that you are a capable and qualified teacher with additional expertise and specialist knowledge in a key area of primary education.
The University of Stirling’s education courses are accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland with seven commendations, including one for being student-centred, and another for the high quality of our research-informed approaches.
Successful completion of our course enables you to provisionally register with the General Teaching Council for Scotland and enter the Scottish Probationary Teacher Scheme. This entitles you to guaranteed employment for one year as a newly qualified teacher in a Scottish Local Authority school.
When you get your exam results, you may not meet the conditions of your Firm or Insurance course offers. Clearing gives you the chance to explore new options. Our Clearing FAQs give you the answers to all the questions you've got about Clearing.
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