PostGraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) - prerequisite for the Sunderland University Master's in International Education. Does not appear to be equivalent to the UK PGCE which leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in the UK.
Professional Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) - check carefully if where you plan to teach accepts this as a teaching qualification. Especially UK curriculum schools in Dubai or other places overseas which might want teachers to have a UK PGCE and QTS, for example Dubai College or Dubai English Speaking College.
PostGraduate Diploma in International Education - awarded after completion of stage 2 of the MA in IE.
MA in International Education - awarded after completion of stage 2 and 3 (two modules at each stage).
Futher information at www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/course/677/pgce__professional_graduate_certificate_in_education_overseas
Magrudy's Education advertisement (seen in 7 Days) and website says both teacher training PGCEs are offered in the UAE but website information about courses studied is the same for both except for an additional 4000 word case study related to education for the Postgraduate version.
Sunderland Dubai PGCE graduates from either program do not get QTS in the UK - Magrudy's website says in reference to the Sunderland PGCE programs: "English QTS is not conferred by this programme, which is studied in ‘private’ schools overseas."
17 February 2009 - details updated (forum post)
Number of students is for the Gulf region, not just Dubai or UAE
UAE / Gulf contacts are Anna Valenzia or Alison Henderson
UK Program Leader is Sue Cooke
Fees information may vary due to changes in exchange rates. Magrudy's website says £5750 (payable in 4 instalments) + AED 500 administration fee.
Previous contact details were tel +971-4-2979797, fax +971-4-2623270, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web page education.sunderland.ac.uk/courses/off-campus-degrees/pgce/professional-graduate-certificate-of-education gives error now
07 September 2006
PGCE usually means Post-Graduate Certificate of Education but in the Sunderland version, the "P" means "Professional", not "Post". It appears that after completing your studies, you have NQT (Newly Qualified Teacher) status only, and to get QTS (Qualified Teacher Status), you'll need to spend up to a year teaching under observation - possibly in the UK (but confirm this before starting the Sunderland PGCE teacher training course in Dubai if you plan to teach in the UK or at a school which requires a UK PGCE qualification). Support is about normal for a distance learning course, workload is heavy if you're teaching full time also. One advantage is that your teaching practices will be done wherever you're already teaching, with the same students.
Contact information comes from newspaper advertisement 07 September 2006, with application deadline given as 12 September 2006.