Sunderland University PGCEi

The International PGCE at the University of Sunderland is a world-leading and internationally recognised teaching qualification. This program blends applied teaching theory and practice in three taught modules and one extended teaching practice module. The program has been developed so that it can be delivered to primary, secondary and post-16 teachers and to any subject specialism. It is a 36 week full-time course, completed in one academic year. The PGCE at Sunderland also has the advantage of offering QTS through an Assessment only Route.

Content

The programme is split into two semesters and has four core modules. There is one taught module, two research modules, and one teaching practice module.
The teaching practice is work-based and conducted entirely in a school or other educational institution that you have secured a placement at or currently working at. This is supported by a mentor and university staff.

Cost

The price of the course is £6,500. It is the most expensive because they pay someone from your school to monitor you during the practicum. Nottingham does not have a practicum part, which means that it is not recognised in places such as Hong Kong and Singapore. To compare the price with other courses (Nottingham and  Keele) please click  here.

QTS

 Qualified Teacher Status in England and Wales is conferred by the National College for Teaching and Leadership on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education (England) and the Minister for Education and Skills (Wales) not by universities. This PGCEi does not therefore offer a licence to teach in the UK or elsewhere.

Course Content

The course is split into 4 modules:
  • Subject Studies
  • Practice of Teaching
  • Development of Learning
  • Negotiated Individual Student Study in Education

Learning

This distance-learning course can be studied from anywhere in the world. You'll need internet access to use our Virtual Learning Environment, where you will access specially designed learning materials, e-books, e-journals, relevant websites and multimedia.

Assessment

Assessment is through written assignments, a profile of evidence of teaching standards and observed teaching.

Entry Requirements

Usually require applicants to hold an honours degree or equivalent.
Applications for the next intake will open on 31 January 2017 and close at midnight on 30 July 2017.
If you wish to apply or check out any more information click here.

MA in Education

When you have completed the PGCEi, you could apply to continue your studies with us, and marks of 50% or above in a module can be used as credits towards our MA Education, MA Education (flexible), MA Educational Leadership and Management or the MA Special and Inclusive Education.
Michael had been a teaching assistant in Colombia at an IB school when he decided that he wanted to do further education. His current school was unwilling to encourage his transition from teaching assistant to teacher so he moved to China and started the PGCEi at Sunderland.

QTS

 Qualified Teacher Status in England and Wales is conferred by the National College for Teaching and Leadership on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education (England) and the Minister for Education and Skills (Wales) not by universities. This PGCEi does not therefore offer a licence to teach in the UK or elsewhere.
However Sunderland University does have an Assessment Only Route to QTS.

International Schools

If you have completed your PGCEi then it is likely that you will be keen to start recouping the cost by getting a job with a higher salary and better benefits. 
Jobs in International schools generally have much higher salaries with better benefits. Of course this is a general guide and whilst it is possible to get into some international schools without one, it is a lot easier with one!

Assessment Only Route to QTS

If you are looking to get QTS as soon as possible read here about how to do it in about 12 weeks in the UK.
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