Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International)
(please note, this course is taught in Geneva and that this PGCE cannot be awarded with QTS, English Qualified teacher status, as school experience will not have taken place in England. However, the students will have gathered a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that they have met a set of agreed professional competencies.)
The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) is being offered, through a collaborative partnership with the International School of Geneva.
Places will be offered to twelve students who wish to train to teach Primary or Secondary students in an international context. The course will run for one academic year.
The PGCE (Int.) is composed of three modules, a professional module and two academic modules, at Masters level. The professional module consists of a set of standards linked to tasks which the students must show evidence of having successfully completed. This part of the course will be primarily school-based, centred at the Campus des Nations, but with students observing, and being on 'school experience', on all three campuses of the Foundation.
Durham University will deliver the academic part of the course. Each student will be linked to an academic tutor in the School of Education at the University, who will be responsible for subject specific tasks and guidance for the two Masters level modules. There will be regular contact with the academic tutor in the form of email or phone conversations. The students will have access to Durham's online teaching facility, DUO and the Durham University Leazes Road Library. The two Masters modules will be primarily delivered through the annual Teaching and Learning Conference held in Durham each January, which PGCE (Int.) students will be expected to attend (costs for travel and accommodation are not included in the course fee). These two modules form part of a Masters degree which can then, if the student desires, be completed part time over the two years following on from the end of the PGCE (Int) course.
Further information can be found here
How to Apply:
Those interested in applying should be well qualified graduates, have a mother tongue level of English and be able to demonstrate a proven interest in teaching. All applicants must have Maths, English and Science to GCSE level grades A-C, or equivalent.
Applications for the 2012/13 course are now being considered.
Please apply online at http://www.dur.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/.
After applying online, please send a CV and letter of motivation to the Admissions Office at Durham, email: email@example.com, tel: 00 44 191 3348406 and also to the Director of Professional Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.