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Practice of Education (PGCert)

Course Description

The Postgraduate Certificate in the Practice of Education is a flexible part-time programme comprising 60 Masters-level credits: one research methods module plus another module chosen from a list of optional modules also offered on our MA in Education programme.

With the option of transferring to the MA in Education upon successful completion of both modules, this programme is ideal for those who wish to sample postgraduate study prior to committing to a full Masters degree programme. Teaching is delivered mainly through intensive teaching weekends scheduled around (Durham) school half-term holidays making the programme suitable for those working full-time.

Course structure

Over the course of a year students study a compulsory 30 credit module, Research Methods in Education, plus one 30 credit optional module.

Core Modules

-Research Methods in Education

Optional Modules

Students must select 30 credits from a small list of optional modules , in previous years modules have included:
-21st Century Technology: Implications for Teaching and Learning (30 credits)
-Arts in Education (30 credits)
-Assessment (30 credits)
-Curriculum Analysis (30 credits)
-Intercultural and International Education (30 credits)
-Management, Leadership and Change (30 credits)
-Policy Studies (30 credits)
-Psychology of the Learner (30 credits)
-Special Educational Needs and Inclusion: Rhetoric or Reality? (30 credits)
-Teaching and Learning in Science (30 credits).

The above are examples of modules we run at present. Modules are continually developed in line with needs of students and expertises in the department.

Visit the Practice of Education (PGCert) page on the Durham University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A good honours degree at 2:1 (or equivalent). Significant relevant experience will also be considered.

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