Did you know that you can qualify for teaching in the UK in just one year? And did you also know that the credentials easily transfer back to working here in Canada? A recent article in the Globe and Mail (Published Feb 24th) says that the teaching shortage in Ontario has reached such a crisis, that several school boards have been forced to hire non-certified emergency replacements to supervise classrooms. The boards say that one of the issues affecting staffing is the change in the length of the teaching program in Canada from one year to two. Such shortages mean there is obviously an immediate job market in this area offering numerous opportunities.
The University of Strathclyde in Scotland is one of the universities with a one year teaching degree known as the PGDE. The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) is an internationally recognised qualification and newly qualified teachers will be able to apply for qualified teacher status (QTS) or equivalent in their home country.
Find out more former Uni of Strathclyde student Robert Gale who is now back home working in Ontario.
The full-time PGDE at Strathclyde is 36 weeks in duration, split between 18 weeks on campus and 18 weeks on placement. There are three terms:
- Term 1: mid-August – Christmas
- Term 2: Beginning of January – Easter
- Term 3: Easter – early June
The University of Strathclyde is located in the vibrant, student-friendly city of Glasgow. It is Glasgow’s second oldest university with roots reaching back to 1796. To find out more about how to apply to this well-respected program from Canada please contact Jackie by email at JSB@barclayedu.com (Please note: As a recognized Canadian agent of the University of Strathclyde, there is no charge to students for our application assistance. The University pays our fee.)