Programs

Postgraduate Diploma

Available in two alternative study tracks, this is a level 8 Postgraduate Diploma program. Both tracks will help you move to level 9 of teacher education.

Track 1

For recent graduates with a BA or MA degree who want to enroll in the education system but don’t have formal training. Focuses on pedagogical studies that develop the participant’s modern 21st century competencies.

Track 2

For teachers who are in service but don’t have the needed professional educational qualification. Complements the in-service teacher’s previous education to update their knowledge, skills, and competencies.

Program Overview

SEA offers a 24 credit hour Level 8 Postgraduate Diploma in Education. This program is designed to provide both pre-and in-service teachers with pedagogical studies that develop the participant’s 21st-century competencies and enable them to be innovative educators. It engages the participants in a learning process that is both enjoyable and useful, even a life-changer.

The faculty are high-quality teacher educators with extensive experience and up-to-date scientific knowledge. During this program, participants acquire knowledge and skills that will help their whole community to flourish. Those who gain the most from this program will be the participant’s pupils and schools. The teachers who graduate from this program will have learned how to enjoy learning, and also, how to support the motivation and well-being of their pupils.  

Program Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this program, the graduate will have the necessary knowledge, skills, 21st-century competencies, and life-long learning that future teachers shall need to successfully work in society.  

On successful completion of this program, the graduate will have: 

PLO1  Explain, apply and analyze the foundations of human learning, motivation and social interaction in complex familiar and unfamiliar educational contexts. 

PLO2  Demonstrate life-long learning competencies and entrepreneurship, including basic research and scientific literacy in the field of education, and promote thinking skills, metacognition and self-regulation in their students.

PLO3  Develop and implement strategies for motivating students to engage in constructive dialogue and practices in the school context to participate in building a sustainable society together.  

PLO4  Design innovative learning environments based on contemporary educational research.

PLO5  Problem-solve curricular issues and actively participate in curricular reforms collaboratively.

Program Details

The program is divided into five major areas: 

(a) Foundations for Sustainable and Effective Learning (8 credit hours) 
(b) Assessment (2 credit hours)  
(c) Developing Competencies and Curriculum Design for the Future (4 credit hours)
(d) Research Methods (4 credit hours)
(e) Practicum (6 credit hours) 

All students must successfully complete the following credit hours in order to earn the postgraduate diploma:

Area 

Courses 

(a) Foundations for Sustainable and Effective Learning

(8 credit hours)  

(i) Introduction to Human Learning and Educational Psychology (2 credit hours) 

(ii) Neuroscience in Learning (2 credit hours) 

(iii) Social and Emotional Learning (2 credit hours) 

(iv) How to Motivate Students (2 credit hours) 

(b) Assessment

(2 credit hours) 

(i) Motivating Assessment (2 credit hours) 

(c) Developing Competencies and Curriculum Design for the Future 

(4 credit hours) 

(i) Curriculum Design for the Future: From Theory to Practice (2 credit hours) 

(ii) Core Skills, Promoting Life-Long Learning and Ethical School Culture in the Digital Age (21st Century Skills) (2 credit hour) 

(d) Research Methods 

(4 credit hours) 

(i) Project Work A: Teacher as a Researcher A (2 credit hours) 

(i) Project Work B: Teacher as a Researcher A (2 credit hours) 

(e) Practicum

(6 credit hours)  

(i) Practicum for Pre-Service Teachers  

a. Teaching practice (4 credit hours) 

OR 

(i) Practicum for In-Service Teachers 

a. Teaching practice (4 credit hours) 

AND 

b. Preparing for the teacher licensing exam (2 credit hours) 

OR 

b. Development plan for the future (2 credit hours) 

 

PG Diploma

Track 1
For recent graduates with a BA or MA degree who want to enroll in the education system but don’t have formal training.
Focuses on pedagogical studies that develop the participant’s modern 21st century competencies.

Track 2
For teachers who are in service but don’t have the needed professional educational qualification.
Complements the in-service teacher’s previous education to update their knowledge, skills and competencies.

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