Programme Summary & Aims
The programme builds capacity amongst national and regional teachers and educators at all levels. The aim is to enhance their knowledge, skills, and expertise with respect to curricula design, classroom teaching and practice, and whole‐institution approaches within the formal education sector. The programme also aims to target those involved in non‐formal education, development, and humanitarian work in order that life‐long learning across all sectors of society can take place. The programme aims to produce graduates who will be able to:
Describe, discuss, and analyse global, regional, and national sustainable development issues;
Discuss the theory, philosophy, characteristics, and goals of Education for Sustainable Development, Global Citizenship, and Peace;
Demonstrate a range of skills consistent with the transformational teaching and learning processes embodied in the programme’s educational paradigms, including systemic thinking, critical reflection, critical‐thinking, analytical, problem‐solving, visioning, leadership, teamwork, and activist skills;
Value multi‐cultural, interdisciplinary, holistic, intergenerational, local, and global perspectives and integrate these into formal and non‐formal education; and
Apply a range of methodologies and approaches in formal and non‐formal Education for Sustainable Development, Global Citizenship, and Peace.
To be eligible for admission, applicants must have:
A first or second class degree from an approved institution in a relevant subject area, with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or its equivalent; and either
Professional training as a teacher; OR
Five years of experience in a position in teaching; educational administration; nongovernmental organisation or community development programme management; or experience in a relevant United Nations agency or other development agency.
Delivery Mode & Programme Duration
The duration of the programme is two years full-time and the mode of delivery is face‐to‐face.
This programme of study consists of 36 credits and offer students the option to pursue TWO tracks options. Track option one is for those coming from/entering into a formal education setting (e.g., teachers) and Track option two is for those pursuing careers within United Nations agencies, non‐governmental organisations, community‐based organisations, humanitarian organisations, and other sectors of society.
The programme will also offer students in both Tracks the choice to pursue either Option A or Option B. Option A: Students complete 12 three‐credit courses, inclusive of the three‐credit course, Applied Research in Education, leading to a 5,000‐word report. For students choosing this Option, field research undertaken as part of the Applied Research in Education course must be focused on an area of Education for Sustainable Development, Global Citizenship, and/or Peace.
Option B: Students complete 9 three‐credit courses and a 15,000 word nine‐credit project.For students choosing this Option, research undertaken must be focused on an area of
Education for Sustainable Development, Global Citizenship, and/or Peace. The programme shall be structured as follows:
Option A and Option B students, in both tracks, are required to do seven (7) courses in the specialisation, which includes the four (4) core courses and the three (3) track courses.
Note that for students who wish to switch tracks, their programme duration would be extended as students have to complete all three track courses for the track that they opt to pursue.
Additionally, students in Track Option Two would be required to complete a teaching certification from a registered institution before being allowed to switch to Track Option One as this Track is specifically for those who have professional training as a teacher.