The field of education experiences a positive projected growth of about 9 percent each year, leading to an increase in the number of teaching related jobs worldwide.
In the Middle East, which has a large influx of expats from different nationalities looking to expand their career opportunities there has risen a need for schools catering to diverse nationalities. It also corresponds to an increase in the number of British and US curriculum schools offering high quality education to school goers. As this positive trend expands across the region, there is an increasing demand for educators with related education knowledge and expertise, offering many lucrative career opportunities in this field.
As an aspiring educator, you will be required to possess the expertise and qualifications to practice teaching in a competitive environment. While teaching secondary and tertiary levels require years of teaching experience, educators are also need to provide a higher education qualification to underpin their expertise. A PGCEi or a Postgraduate Certificate of Education International is one such qualification which is highly sought for, and is required by most schools catering to primary, secondary and higher education needs. Whilst a PGCEi does not guarantee a job, it enhances employability prospects and strengthens a profile for future roles as an educator.
The PGCEi programme is taught in the UAE via blended learning from the University of Nottingham. Since Stafford Global is the regional partner of the University of Nottingham, we offer an exclusive opportunity for teachers and educators to develop their knowledge in the field of teaching and learning. The PGCEi covers topics that require students to explore various teaching and learning strategies while evaluating their own teaching styles. The programme also encourages students to assess their teaching institution from an international perspective and helps them to formulate effective process strategies. As students progress through the PGCEi, they will be encouraged to undertake extensive research in their current field of education, while exploring concepts and learning strategies from various authors and professionals in the education industry.
While the PGCEi programme is primarily studied online, students are also required to attend workshops twice during the 12 months period. The programme is taught via tutors from the University of Nottingham who offer interesting insights and guidance, addressing both academic and professional student needs. The University of Nottingham is widely known for its teaching quality and is currently named the International University of the year for 2019 (as per The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide). The university is currently ranked 3rd in UK for the Research Excellence Framework and has recently received a Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework. The UK based Nottingham tutors have a strong education background, offering astute guidance and insights to the PGCEi students.
As per the current regulations governing the education industry, teachers in the UAE are highly recommended to hold a PGCEI qualification in order to further their career. The programme can be studied by teachers and education practitioners from all backgrounds, regardless of the subject and curriculum they teach in. For more information on the PGCEi programme, our Stafford consultants are here to advice you and help you with your application onto this programme.