University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Supporting Teacher Learning

This part-time Master's level course in Supporting Teacher Learning is an exciting and timely addition to the School of Education�s postgraduate provision, following closely on the publication of Teaching Scotland�s Future: (�the Donaldson Report�). This course responds to the Donaldson Report which recommends that: teachers should have wider access to Masters level accredited continuing professional development (CPD); �all teachers should see themselves as teacher educators and should be trained in mentoring�; mentoring is crucial for the support of new and early career teachers in particular; strengthened partnerships between universities and schools will increase teachers� involvement in support and assessment of student teachers. The course draws on the teaching, research and consultancy experience of its staff in providing a challenging and stimulating Postgraduate Certificate course which will enable participants to improve their own and their establishment�s practice in supporting teacher professional learning, ultimately impacting on pupil achievement. The new course is aimed at those involved in the support of teacher professional learning at all stages of a teacher�s career, including: student and probationer mentors, CPD coordinators, PRD reviewers, school leaders, local authority officers with responsibility for CPD and/or probationer and leadership development. On completion of this course students may wish to undertake additional Masters level study in the School, accruing towards a Masters award.

Entry requirements

A teaching qualification and registration (or eligibility for registration) with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, together with at least one year�s professional experience.

Course modules

Modules: how teachers learn; contemporary contexts for teacher learning and teachers' work; supporting professional learning in the workplace.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

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University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XQ Scotland

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