Two Oceans Graduate Institute will offer from January 2021 the Postgraduate Certificate in Education for the Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Phase. This qualification enables Bachelor and Diploma holders to qualify as secondary school teachers. A unique course that will equip teachers to use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to teach high school learners forms part of the curriculum of the PGCE.
“The module aims to equip teachers to use Information and Communication Technologies to enhance education in two modalities, face to face and online”, says Dr Pam Miller from TOGI who designed the course. Prospective teachers will be enabled to teach in classrooms with computers and in classrooms with multiple devices. An enthusiastic Dr Miller confirmed that “we aim to use Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and free apps creating podcasts, videos, web sites, quizzes, presentations, mobile apps, ebooks, printed notes, and other items.”
More on the PGCE
The Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching PGCE (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching) enables graduates to enter the teaching profession as Senior Phase (Grade 7-9) and Further Education and Training (Grade 10-12) teachers in South African public and private schools. The PGCE (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching) is a NQF exit level 7 qualification consisting of 130 compulsory credits. The purpose and outcomes of the programme provide for bachelor degree and diploma holders a solid knowledge of education and its foundations as well as the competence to teach at least one Senior Phase and one Further Education and Training subject specialization with confidence.
Teaching Practice or Work-Integrated-Learning forms an important part of the curriculum of the PGCE (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching). The teaching and learning approach at Two Oceans Graduate Institute enables students to learn in practice and from practice and to apply theoretical learning in classroom teaching in a variety of schools. PGCE students will visit teaching practice schools for two periods of 5 weeks to provide for work-integrated and experiential learning in the senior phase and further education and training phase respectively. Students who are working as teachers in schools will be granted the opportunity to do their teaching practice at the schools where they are already employed.