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A postgraduate certificate is a convenient method for college graduates to add to their skill level. Many working professionals supplement their qualifications by taking graduate level classes in a certificate program. After a short amount of time, the certificate can be completed and help propel one to a different level within his or her occupation.

What is a postgraduate certificate in teaching? Teaching involves developing lessons and delivering instruction to students of various levels. A postgraduate certificate in teaching may help current teachers continue to accrue credits that can lead to keeping their instructor credentials current. Some programs may further narrow down offerings depending on a learner’s area of teaching interest, including primary or early childhood level, elementary level, secondary level or adult learner level. Coursework in this subject may include different classes in the pedagogy of teaching, such as educational psychology, child development, curriculum and instruction and behavior management. In addition to pedagogy, many course schedules include classes in literacy and assessment strategies.

A postgraduate certificate in teaching may help current teachers meet the requirements for their professional development plans. These certificates can also keep teachers and other education professionals updated on the newest approaches and skills in learning.

While choosing a program, you may find many different tuition costs. The location of a college, its grant opportunities and your own employer’s possible tuition reimbursement programs may affect what you pay.

As this program may attract current or future educators, many of this certificate’s career paths are related to the teaching industry. Former students could teach within a preschool, primary or elementary school, secondary or high school or beyond in post secondary education. Some students elect to take their certificate higher into the education system and go into administration as a principal, assistant principal, department head, curriculum developer or team leader. Teachers who decide to not pursue classroom positions may go into the private industry developing textbooks or assessments for the education industry.

Continuing to lean about teaching is doable with online classes. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

This course meets the continuing professional development needs of school/college teachers who act as the mentors to initial teacher education students and early career t ... [+]

Overview

This course meets the continuing professional development needs of school/college teachers who act as the mentors to other teachers.

This course enables you to gain knowledge and understanding of mentoring teachers through a reflective examination of your own practice as well as others'. Through an exploration of a range of mentoring and coaching models, you will develop your professional mentoring skills and a personal theory of action for mentoring.

The impact of this course goes far beyond the participating teacher; the development of their practice impacts on their mentee's professional development and, ultimately, their classroom practice.

Alongside this element of the course, which is rooted in practice, there is a structured programme of taught sessions and activities. These are designed to offer a theoretical perspective and critical reflections on how best mentoring practices can enhance the development of both the mentee and the mentor.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
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Part-time
1 year
Campus
University of Stirling

This is the recognised teaching qualification for people who are already lecturing in further education – called in-service. The course is based on the Professional Stand ... [+]

Overview

This is the recognised teaching qualification for people who are already lecturing in further education – called in-service. The course is based on the Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges and is fully accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

If you’re a lecturer and already teach in a further education college, or similar environment, you can complement your previous experience and qualifications with a postgraduate degree in TQFE. The course is also suitable for anyone who works in other education and training contexts in post-compulsory education.

Throughout the course, you’ll develop your personal and professional abilities to help you adopt greater responsibility and leadership in your own work environment.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
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Part-time
12 months
Online & Campus Combined
Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences

Our PgC Education in academic and practice settings is designed for experienced professionals who want to pursue a teaching qualification and create real change through e ... [+]

Advance your career and make a meaningful contribution to the improvement of health and social care by sharing your knowledge and insight with the next generation.

Our PgC Education in Health and Social Care is designed for experienced professionals who want to pursue a teaching qualification – and create real change through education.

At GCU, we have more than a decade of experience in preparing health and social care specialists for a career in teaching. Our unique programme draws on best practices and current government policies to deliver an up-to-date, evidence-based approach – and a qualification recognised by both the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA).... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Taylor’s University

Our innovatively designed programme prepares you for a second career option, meeting the demands of today's competitive working environment through competency and practic ... [+]

Why choose PGCTL? Our innovatively designed programme prepares you for a second career option, meeting the demands of today's competitive working environment through: Competency and practice-driven module 60% practical, 40% theory Perfect for working adults Evening classes are available Majority of the classes are done online Current works in teaching or training are accepted as a practicum.* Employment opportunity by Taylor’s Schools and Taylor’s College.* Graduates of this programme will be recognized as Google Certified Educators. Benchmarked against International Professional Standards of teaching. Facilitated by highly qualified and experienced lecturers. *Terms & Conditions... [-]
Malaysia Subang Jaya
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Campus
Cornerstone Institute

The aim of this fully online programme is to respond to the increased need for professional educators in South Africa. The Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), ... [+]

Postgraduate Certificate in Education Foundation Phase Teaching (minimum 136 Credits)

The aim of this fully online programme is to respond to the increased need for professional educators in South Africa. The Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Foundation Phase (FP), is for students who want to qualify as professional educators in the Foundation Phase after having completed an appropriate three-year degree or recognised national diploma.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor’s degree or approved 360 credit diploma at NQF 6. The prior bachelor’s degree (or approved diploma) must include a selection of subjects/disciplines that will provide a teacher with appropriate disciplinary knowledge to effectively teach Literacy, Numeracy and Life Skills to young learners and lay foundations for learning in future grades. Holders of focused qualifications that do not have specialisations in FP subjects can register simultaneously for BA teaching subjects. This will extend the PGCE beyond one year of study. BA subjects offered at Cornerstone to undergird Life Skills are psychology, counselling, philosophy, sociology, leadership, theology and biblical studies and to undergird Mathematics, research methods, and statistics.... [-]

South Africa Cape Town
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Campus
Cornerstone Institute

The aim of this programme is to respond to the increased need for professional educators in South Africa. The Postgraduate Certification in Education (PGCE) Intermediate ... [+]

Registration Certificate No 2001/HE08/006. NQF 7; SAQA ID: 99724 . (135 CREDITS)

The aim of this programme is to respond to the increased need for professional educators in South Africa. The Postgraduate Certification in Education (PGCE) Intermediate Phase Teaching is for students who want to qualify as professional educators in the Intermediate Phase after having completed an appropriate three-year degree or recognised National Diploma.

Admission Requirements A candidate must have complied with all the requirements of a bachelor’s degree (or an approved diploma of minimum 360 credits at NQF 6 level) from a public or private higher education institution accredited by a recognised local or foreign accrediting body before the beginning of the academic year. The prior bachelor’s degree (or approved diploma) must provide a broad knowledge base adequate for teaching in the intermediate phase (IP) i.e. English, Afrikaans, and two IP teaching subjects, at NQF level 5 (university degree studies at first-year level) or NQF 6 level (second-year degree level). The IP teaching subjects are mathematics, science and technology, social science and life skills; Holders of multi-disciplinary degrees (or approved diplomas) without the main focus in a single field related to teaching could be allowed into the programme, provided that the disciplines underpin the learning requirements for the IP and the subjects to be taught are taken to NQF 5 or NQF 6; Holders of focused degrees (or approved diplomas) that lack an adequately broad knowledge base or an adequate specialisation in an IP subject may be required to... [-]
South Africa Cape Town
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Online
International University of Catalonia

The teaching staff of this postgraduate degree is formed by university researchers, experts in the latest methodological innovations and teachers that come from actual sc ... [+]

Overview Reasons to study this Postgraduate Degree It offers new theoretical perspectives grounded in educational research on learning additional languages. It provides knowledge and reflection on the use of innovative methodologies designed to facilitate instruction in English. It focuses on the main methodological approaches to multilingualism and the acquisition of L2. Professors

The teaching staff of this postgraduate degree is formed by university researchers, experts in the latest methodological innovations and teachers that come from actual schools.

English is one of the world's major languages. It is, therefore, important students learn it as young as possible. The postgraduate degree at UIC Barcelona, which is taught in English, will train you to incorporate English into your teaching and improve your level of English proficiency on a personal and professional level. Objectives ... [-]
Spain Barcelona
September 2020
Part-time
6 months
Online
University of Essex Online

This PG Cert Education (Educational Practice) can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or can be the first step towards our PG Dip Education or our full Master of E ... [+]

Overview

Do you want to quickly improve your own teaching practice? Our 8-month PG Cert Education (Educational Practice) will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to tailor teaching and learning methods, resources and assessment effectively for a diverse range of learner needs.

Working alongside fellow teaching professionals, this course examines professional practice in higher education while also imparting the skills and knowledge to engage in a range of practices to ensure ongoing professional development, including critical reflection, research and inquiry, and participation in discourse with relevant communities of practice.

This PG Cert Education (Educational Practice) can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or can be the first step towards our PG Dip Education or our full Master of Education (M.Ed.).... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
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Part-time
8 months
Online