Do you want to gain an academic teaching qualification from a UK university that has been training teachers for over 100 years? With a distance learning course 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) and there is no research element. If you would prefer a stronger emphasis on research, and a higher level qualification, we also offer a Postgraduate Certificate in Education by distance learning that includes two research-based modules.
This degree course blends applied teaching theory and teaching practice. Topics in the theory modules include classroom management, assessment and progression. Options include ‘Reading Issues and Controversies’ and ‘Learning to Learn in a Second Language’.
You will undertake teaching practice in a local school, for example where you are already employed or where you have arranged a placement. You will receive feedback from mentors and, if available, tutors in your country.
You can complete the course in one academic year, which means that you will have your qualification ahead of the next academic year. The course is suitable whether you intend to teach younger or older age groups, and it is suitable for all subject specialisms.
Download the Programme handbook - Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Overseas) for more information on this programme.