PGCE International Route
The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) is being offered, through a collaborative partnership with the International School of Geneva (full time route) and Wellington College China (part time route). For Wellington College China, the programme is currently limited to those trainees that hold an agreement with one of the colleges in China. Should you be interested in accessing a PGCEi with Wellington College China, please contact email@example.com.
Places will be offered to applicants who wish to train to teach Primary or Secondary pupils in an international school context. The course will run for one academic year full time in Geneva or two academic years part time in China.
Please note, this course is taught in Geneva or Shanghai/Tianjin and that the PGCE (International) is not awarded with QTS, English Qualified Teacher Status. However, the students will have gathered a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that they have met a set of agreed professional standards for teaching and will also have completed experiences related to International Baccalaureate working that could make them eligible for the IBO Certificate in Teaching and Learning (IBCTL) if successfully completed. This is desirable for those who want to work in International School contexts.
The PGCE (Int.) is composed of three modules, a professional module and two academic modules at Masters level. The professional module consists of a taught programme structured around 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 in the International School of Geneva (full time route), or Wellington College China schools in Shanghai or Tianjin (part time route).
Durham University will deliver the academic elements 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 and pedagogical specific tasks and guidance for the two Masters level modules. There will be regular contact with the academic tutor in the form of email, skype or phone conversations. The students will have access to Durham's online teaching facility (DUO) and the Durham University Libraries. The two Masters modules will be mainly delivered through the annual Reflective Practitioner Conference held in Durham each January, which PGCE (Int.) students are required to attend as part of their programme. Please note that the costs for travel and accommodation for the conference are not included in the programme 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.
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.
For those applicants whose first language is not English please note that we accept IELTS 7.0 (with no component under 6.5) or equivalent scores in an alternative accepted English language test. Details of alternative accepted tests. In some cases, English language proficiency can also be evidenced in other ways.
Please apply online at https://www.dur.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/.
After applying online, please send a CV and letter of motivation to the Initial Teacher Education Team at Durham, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 00 44 191 3348406 and also to the Director of Professional Studies in Geneva, email@example.com (for the full time route) and Director of Learning and Teaching, Wellington College China (part time route) LINK NEEDED
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The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) is being offered through a collaborative partnership with the International School of Geneva. The course will run for one academic year.
The PGCE (International) 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.
Please note: teaching of this course takes place in Geneva.
Successful completion of the programme can also lead to International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (Level 1) providing IBO requirements for this award have been completed at an appropriate level.
To find out more about the modules available to students studying at Durham University please click here.
Please note: Current modules are indicative. Information for future academic years may change, for example, due to developments in the relevant academic field, or in light of student feedback.
Subject requirements, level and grade
Applicants for the programmes must normally be graduates of this or another University or of the C.N.A.A., with an upper 2nd class honours or above (successful completion of a masters level PGCE will classify as 'above'), or have other specially approved qualifications which satisfy the Admissions Sub-Committee that they are suitably qualified to undertake the programme.
GCSE English, Science and Maths (Grade C or higher) or equivalent.
Teaching experience may be considered appropriate in some cases (see pathway specific specifications). However all students must normally demonstrate a personal or professional interest in the academic study of education.
English Language requirements
We accept IELTS 7.0 (with no component under 6.5) or equivalent scores in an alternative accepted English language test. Details of alternative accepted tests and the requirements for your subject and level of study can be found here. In some cases, English language proficiency can also be evidenced in other ways.
How to apply
English Language requirements
Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.
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Fees and Funding
Fees and Funding
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