Module: Professional Practice

Keith Harris_ Secondary Teaching graduate

Throughout the BSc (Hons) Education for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degree, there is an underpinning focus on professional and personal development which provide the foundations for developing a range of knowledge and skills to become a STEM educator and communicator.

You will undertake a placement working in a STEM environment either in an educational establishment, industry or a third sector area such as a museum or charity. The placement will be tailored to your area of interest and allow you to undertake an action-based enquiry which questions and challenges an identified audience or issue and supports a sustainability theme.

Similarly, industry based placements intend to develop your employability skills, extending an area of enquiry and allowing you to analyse and synthesise information pertinent to an environmental issue , thereby drawing your own conclusion to evidence outcomes and impact. 

In year three, you will undertake a placement based in an international setting allowing you take a global view of how STEM education is being developed and communicated across the world. This again will embed and evidence a range of creative and entrepreneurial skills which are much sought after by employers within a broad range of sectors.

A further enhancement to your profile will be the opportunity to achieve additional accreditations such as STEM Ambassador, Health and Safety qualifications and Safeguarding training.