Comments about Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies - At the institution - Leicester - Leicestershire
To develop teacher knowledge, skills and approaches to secure improved pupil performance; develop participants’ ability to contribute to school improvement; to offer a progressive framework for teacher development from NQT to skilled teacher and subject leader, then senior manager.
Normally qualified teachers working in primary, special or secondary schools in the United Kingdom, preferably with at least one year of teaching experience.
Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies
Certificate students are required to complete a course of study leading to a portfolio of evidence (4,000 words in total), and an extended curriculum study or action research report (4,000 words).
Each single module may involve formal teaching sessions, distance learning activities, school-based research or evaluation. Courses are available in:
-Teaching English and Issues in English Education
-Teaching Mathematics and Issues in Mathematics Education
-Teaching Science and Issues in Science Education
-Issues in Geography Education
-Issues in History Education
-Education for Citizenship
-Early Years Education
-Philosophy and Practice of Nurture Groups
-SEN/SpLD including Dyslexia
-Understanding and Supporting Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
Teaching and assessment methods
Students attend lectures, seminars and workshops up to a maximum of 60 hours. A similar amount of time is spent on classroom application or school-based evaluation activities, which contribute to the portfolio of evidence required for accreditation. Most certificate courses are assessed by a portfolio plus a curriculum or action research study