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Teacher Development

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education: Teacher Development has been designed to support the continuing professional development of teachers working in schools around the world.

This programme provides an opportunity to:

  • Develop and enhance your professional teaching and learning practice;
  • Work with colleagues to engage and reflect on successful teaching practices, including your own;
  • Understand your own teaching practice and other models of teaching practice in the context of research undertaken by UCL Institute of Education academics.
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Develop and enhance your professional teaching and learning practice.

As a graduate of the programme, you will gain:

  • An ability to manage your own learning and reflect on your practice, so as to improve and change the outcomes for your learners.
  • A University of London Professional Graduate Certificate in Education: Teacher Development (FHEQ level 6). This equates to 60 credits, and is equivalent to the final year of an honours undergraduate degree. It will help students who may not have had the opportunity to get an honours-level undergraduate degree when completing earlier study, and may also help qualify you for master’s level study.

This programme does not offer UK Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Programme details

Megha Chand Dhakal

Megha Chand Dhakal:

"This programme has been a great learning experience. The modules were enriching with lots of activities which have helped me reflect on my teaching and learning experiences. I have learned about educational theories and pedagogies, assessment techniques, inclusion and most importantly the importance of reflection in our teaching and students’ performance."

Students discussing music theory with lecturer

Aaron Pressnell:

“I do feel that this programme helped me to develop my classes and examine my own teaching. There are a lot of things I learned and I can use all of it in the future to continue to improve myself and make sure I’m making the right decisions in my teaching. I especially found the practical research useful, things that I could take and directly implement in my classes.”

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Chao Zang:

"The concept of inclusive education and reflective teaching are deeply engraved in my mind. These strategies will greatly change my teaching quality and improve my teaching ability. As an educator, I should also be a learner. I should take this project learning as a new starting point to constantly improve myself."

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