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PROFESSIONAL GLOBAL DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION (PGDE)

About Exeed College

Exeed College, envisioned in 2016, is a prestigious enterprise of Westford Education Group providing top-rated online/part-time academic programmes. A world-class education management provider based in the UAE, Exeed College facilitates Doctorate programmes in business administration and education, specialised MBA programmes, master’s programmes in education, bachelor’s degree in business, and various teacher qualification programmes through its extensive presence in the GCC, African, Asian, South East and European countries. The exceptional educational programmes offered by leading international universities and awarding organisations enable the learners to reinvent themselves and excel in their domains of expertise.

To offer world-class degrees, Exeed College has struck the right chord with top-ranked global universities committed to offering exceptional student experience, high-quality teaching, ground-breaking research and extensive collaboration with top-notch organisations. 

Universidad Católica de Murcia, Spain, Liverpool John Moores University, the University of South Wales and Plymouth Marjon University in the UK, Acacia University and Carolina University in the US are the major universities partnered with Exeed College. The latest addition to its academic partnership is City University, Malaysia. 

A strong advocate of bridging the gap in delivering quality education to the masses through digitalisation, Exeed leveraged the power of technology and has created a digital ecosystem through the integration of a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment (VLE) platform, including a robust Learning Management System (LMS) capable of delivering synchronous and asynchronous teaching using the most modern pedagogical tools, fully stacked courseware and online library to ensure seamless delivery of the world-class academic degrees and professional programmes to the discerning learners across the globe.

Exeed College has distinguished international faculty educated in renowned universities with decades of experience in industry and academia. The exceptional educational programmes enable the learners to reinvent themselves and excel in their domains of expertise.

Exeed College prides itself in its rich and varied demography of learners from almost 100-plus nationalities and 50-plus industry sectors.

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PROFESSIONAL GLOBAL DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION (PGDE)

This qualification aims to provide learners with knowledge and skills that will enable them to be effective in a senior-level role within a school or equivalent learning environment.

Modules

This course contains 4 mandatory modules which carry 21 credits each. The learner should complete all the modules successfully to attain this qualification.
Modules SCQF Level SCQF Credit Mandatory/Optional
Increasing Learning and Achievement in Classrooms 10 21 Mandatory
Designing Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for students with special education needs 10 21 Mandatory
Teacher as a Leader 10 21 Mandatory
Teacher as a Professional 10 21 Mandatory
Complete Qualification 10 84

Fee Structure

AED 10,000

Course Duration​

8 months

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Programme Details

The focus of this module is helping K-12 practitioners advance their expertise in the field of teaching by expanding their knowledge and skills in three major areas:

  • Knowledge of learners and learning
  • Knowledge of subject matter and curriculum goals
  • Knowledge of effective teaching models, strategies and practices

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss research and theory on the process of learning in education.
  • Apply effective learning practices in the classroom.
  • Analyze findings from neuroscience as they relate to learning.

Time frame

Time: Two months/8 Weeks

Total Hours: 200

In this module, practitioners will learn about the challenges of students who have disabilities and those who have significant difficulty with learning but do not qualify for special education services. Practitioners will learn how to adapt curriculum, instruction and assessment to maximise learning for students of determination.

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically evaluate the implications of inclusion and special needs legislation at your school.
  • Assess ways to improve inclusive teaching processes.
  • Evaluate the role of an educational practitioner in helping students develop social skills and form positive peer relationships.
  • Assess how the curriculum design for students with special needs has evolved.

Time frame

Time: Two months/8 Weeks

Total Hours: 200

In this module, practitioners are introduced to the teacher leadership concept and the value it holds in the educational field. In the wake of current educational challenges, practitioners will learn the importance of expanding their knowledge of educational research and theory to guide leadership decisions. To effect a positive change in their learning community and cultivate the attributes and attitudes of a lead teacher, practitioners will also engage in personal assessment and analysis.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss leadership theories as they apply to educational settings.
  • Analyze your skill-set against the research on teacher leadership.
  • Develop a plan for continuous acquisition and improvement of your teacher leadership skills.
  • Analyze aspects of an educational institution involved in a change initiative.

Time frame

Time: Two months/8 Weeks

Total Hours: 200

In this module, practitioners learn what it means to be a professional in today’s diverse and rapidly changing educational landscape. They examine their values, beliefs, vision, mission and role in the broader context of the teaching profession. They learn the importance of collaboration in the professional learning community and the need to advocate for students in the field of education. Practitioners also learn how a professional stance influences student learning.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the qualities that make an expert teacher.
  • Evaluate your teaching performance to identify areas of professional development.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of professional partnerships and networks and their impact on student learning.
  • Design an educational weblog resource for teachers.

Time frame

Time: Two months/8 Weeks

Total Hours: 200

Learning Resources

Live & interactive lectures by expert faculties

Recorded session for offline viewing

World-class curriculum by eminent faculty

Regular webinars by industry leaders

Assignments for module assessments

Easy-to-use LMS accessible anywhere

Online library to further enhance your knowledge

Dissertation on your area of research work

What you’ll get as a Masters student with Exeed College

In-depth Knowledge of Your Field

Increased Opportunities

A Higher Earning Potential

Reputation and Credibility

Better Networking Skills

Keeps You Competitive

About Scottish Qualifications Authority, UK

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is an international leader in education and qualifications development. It is the executive public body of the Scottish government responsible for accrediting educational awards and is accredited by the UK government to offer educational qualifications.

SQA has over 100 years of experience in developing qualifications and qualification systems and over 20 years of experience working internationally in partnership with schools, colleges, universities, employers, training organisations, industry professionals, professional bodies, and governments. Through these partnerships, SQA continuously enhances its skills and expertise through mutual and shared learning and in turn, shares its knowledge, technical expertise and skills, and other educational pursuits for the global good.

The SQA helps individuals realise their potential and achieve their ambitions by providing a wide range of high-quality, internationally recognised qualifications and associated services. 

Based in Glasgow, SQA is also recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in England, UK. SQA is also one of the four partners of The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SQCF), the national credit transfer system for all levels of qualifications in Scotland, UK.

Program Faculty

Shakhnoza Shamsuddinova

Faculty and Course Leader

Shakhnoza Shamsuddinova
Education Policy Specialist with a strong academic background in education policy and research from a leading Russell Group UK University. She holds a BA with Honors in International Relations and Foreign Policy and an MSc in Education, Public Policy, and Equity from the University of Glasgow with Distinction. Experienced in educational policy, public policy research, and practice with an overall 5-year teaching experience in the private education sector as well as internship experiences in government organizations and NGOs. Shakhnoza is a scholarship holder of prestigious programs organized and sponsored by Harvard Business School, University of Cambridge, British Council, and OSCE. Her qualifications include a Master of Science with Distinction in Education, Public Policy, and Equity from the University of Glasgow. Her areas of expertise include education policy and research, Equity and Education policy, Economics of education policy, 21st-century teaching and learning, education and development, higher education, and labour market.

Rajashree K.N

Senior Faculty and Course Leader

Rajashree K.N
Rajshree’s qualification entails MBA in Human Resources, Bachelor’s in Science, and BA in Arts. Prior to her 8-year stint in education, she had the privilege to work as human resource personnel in organizations like GE, Nissan, Fullerton India, and Standard Chartered Bank for a span of 8 years.

Poonam Heryani

Associate Dean – Teacher Education

Poonam Heryani
Poonam Heryani is an award-winning practitioner, education leader and professional educator with diverse experience and a strong track record fostering student-centred curriculum and creativity. She has over three decades of experience developing innovative pedagogical, technological and leadership skills, enabling positive transformation. She takes pride in inspiring and empowering young practitioners and supports local and professional communities. In addition to engaging in research, developing curricula and professional development, Poonam has presented papers, and she is a regular speaker at international conferences like World Education Summit, Indian Education Congress and Education Innovation Summit. A Gold Medalist with a degree in Master of Science in Education (MSED) and Research with specialization in Teacher Leadership from Richard Riley College of Education, Walden University, USA, currently her area of interest is “how leadership practices in a school can impact the learning and achievement of students”.

Dr. Vivek Mohan

Dean – Academic and Student Affairs

Dr. Vivek Mohan
Dr Vivek is an award-winning researcher with several years of experience leading the design, delivery and digital transformation of programs in higher education in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. He had previously taken up Faculty and Researcher positions at Sheffield Business School, UK, and Leeds Business School, UK. His corporate training and consulting portfolio includes firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, International Cricket Council, WJ Ground Water and Petrofac. Dr Vivek holds a PhD in Business Management and an MSc in International Business from the UK and is certified in education design for higher education from Sydney (UNSW), blockchain essentials (UCLA), blended learning essentials from the UK (UCL-Leeds), and in Project Management from CMI, UK. He is also a certified member of the British Academy of Management and served as the editorial board member of the International Journal of Family Business and Management in the US. He is also a sports enthusiast and plays competitive badminton and basketball.

Intakes

There are four intakes for the SQA PGDE qualification in a year. The programme is delivered both online and onsite on our campus in Sharjah. The four intakes are January, April, July & October every year.

Entry Requirements

Candidates can be enrolled for the programme by meeting any of the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the education field (if there is no Bachelor’s)
  • Any other recognized qualifications in the field of Education

English Proficiency

    Applicants should have at least:

  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.5
  • OR
  • The highest educational qualification should be in the English Language

Our Alumni Work At

Our learners occupy top positions in companies across industries and some of the world’s best-known firms

Admissions Office

Office Suite 704, City Gate Tower, Al Ittihad Road, Al Tawun, Sharjah, UAE | Email : info@exeedcollege.com | Phone : +971 6531 0843