Professional Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (PGCTL) is a graduate level school-based teacher qualification. PGCTL is designed to equip educators, who already have subject matter expertise within their academic discipline with the knowledge, skills, and competence, to teach at the K-12 level. It provides a cutting-edge curriculum that blends international best practices with topics of particular relevance for teachers in the region. It combines theoretical studies and practical experience allowing participants to take what they learn in the course and immediately apply it to their teaching. The overall programme approach is grounded in experiential learning, critical thinking and reflective teaching.
Professional Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (PGCTL) will support educational authorities in the country to develop teachers with a high level of pedagogical know-how and competence in order to compete globally and to ensure high quality education in comparison with the best standards of education worldwide.
Professional Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (PGCTL) will support teachers, in Public and Private Schools, who have little or no formal teaching background as well as experienced teachers who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills based on teaching methodologies and pedagogies.
Professional Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (PGCTL) is a world class, internationally benchmarked & validated qualification for teachers to support their development and to enhance the quality of learning outcomes in the classroom.
At a glance
- Benchmarking & Endorsement
- Impact & Career
- Delivery Mode
The programme provides a professional qualification for existing teachers. The Professional Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (PGCTL) combines relevant theory with real-world application, allowing participants to take what they learn in the course and immediately apply it to their teaching. Through a flexible online platform Suraasa, participants can access programme content and contribute to class discussions on their own schedule and at own pace.
Professional Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (PGCTL) is benchmarked against international teaching standards and covers:
- Pedagogy: Teaching and learning principles, teaching skills
- Development and design: Curriculum, teaching and learning resources
- Learning assessment: Design, development, grading assessments (formative and summative)
- Human development: Psychology; cognitive, social and physical development
- Classroom Management: Discipline, physical arrangement of classroom
- Educational Technology: Computer applications in education, online learning and assessment.
- Teaching practice
Professional Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (PGCTL) is validated and endorsed by educational experts internationally. It has been endorsed by UK Awarding Body ATHE at UK RQF level 6 (UAE Level 7) and is approved by KHDA, Dubai as a teaching qualification for school teachers.
Professional Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (PGCTL) will impact on teaching and learning by:
- Enhancing learning experiences
- Improving student learning outcomes
- Upskilling of teachers & hands-on learning experiences
- Having better engaged classroom
- technical, creative and analytical skills appropriate to solving specialised problems using evidentiary and procedural based processes in predictable and new contexts
- the skills to evaluate, select and apply appropriate methods, procedures or techniques while teaching and also to evaluate and implement appropriate tools and strategies in education and pedagogy
- Communication and informationtechnology skills to present,explain and/or critique complexand unpredictable matters
This programme, is designed to fit into the institutional commitments of busy professionals. The programme can be completed in 300 guided learning hours (60 Credits). It takes 10 Months for a working professionalto complete the qualification.
Blended. It includes weekly face-to-face classes (as minimum required criteria), research project, online learning and portfolio creation through our app ‘Suraasa’ (available on iOS/Android/Web).
PGCTL can be delivered in English or Arabic.
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What people say about our PGCTL course
Ever since I started doing this program I feel so happy and fulfilled each time I have a class. the instructor is great, speaks in a clear and good terms makes sure his explanations are understood.
I had an awesome experience while learning this course. Very educative, that I found it easy to integrate it into my everyday teaching. Some of the ideas exposed were really awesome, and make me ponder for quite some time. The course content is precise and lecturer is very knowledgeable. Very stimulating lectures and brilliantly taught. I am happy with the content of the course, like the case-based approach. Overall, a great experience.
Teacher Of Accounts [Upper Secondary]
Key Stage Leader-KS 4 & 5
One of my favorite modules was blooms taxonomy which helped me to apply not only in my regular class teaching but also helped in to find the levels of students through assessments and evaluation. Our face to face classes are also lead by an excellent trainer who had enough knowledge and experience in the field of education. Usually, as a person, I am a silent hard worker not liking to open up easily for any sort of open discussions but this programme is helping me to come out from this fear and participate actively in the group discussions which is helping me to gain confidence to a certain extent. I am really thankful to Mr. Rishabh who is initiating this kind of discussions in the classes. I would definitely suggest this programme for those enthusiasts who are willing to gain and apply knowledge in regular teaching and learning.
Would like to share my feedback on the course conducted by you and your colleagues. I initiated my qualification with Pedagogical Transformations to get a teaching qualification but it has given me so much more. The course has a unique approach of mixing theoretical knowledge with practical implementation and action items to be used in the classroom. The content provided on the Suraasa platform is well structured and unlike other online courses is engaging and interesting. The case studies and assignments have helped me to build a new perspective towards using pedagogical tools and make my teaching and it's impact measurable. The trainer has good knowledge of the topics being taught and engages everyone in the discussions. He is also reachable and responsive at all times. Really enjoying the classroom sessions as well as the content on Suraasa app. Overall, it is a great experience and I have recommended your institution to my school and to friends from other schools as well.
Year 2 Leader- KS1
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