Do you want to gain an academic teaching qualification from a UK university which has been training teachers for over 100 years? With the PGCE (Overseas) programme from the University of Sunderland, you can develop as a teaching professional while remaining in your own country.
This course leads to a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) an academic teaching qualification which blends applied teaching theory and practice in its four taught academic modules and two, six-week blocks of practical teaching. Topics covered include teaching and learning, classrooom management and organisation and assessment.
You will undertake your two teaching practices in a local school, where, for example, you are already employed or where you have arranged a placement. You will be supported and assessed by an in-school mentor and a personal academic tutor from the University.
The programme has also been developed so that it can be delivered to primary, secondary and post-16 teachers and to any subject specialism. It is a 34-week full time course, completed in one academic year, which means you could be qualified in time for the following academic year.
For further information, download the Programme handbook - Professional Graduate Cert in Education (Overseas) (.doc) .
For those of you who would like to continue the development of their professional practice after the PGCE, we also offer the Postgraduate Certificate in Education which, on successful completion of its two academic modules at masters level, would enable you to proceed to Stage 2 of the International Education MA or the MA Education, both available as distance learning courses.
NB: Qualified Teachers Status (QTS) in England is conferred by the Department of Education and not by universities. The PGCE (Overseas) does not therefore offer a licence to teach in the UK.