Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) 2022/2023 (Weekend) –

University of Peradeniya

Postgraduate Diploma in Education

The Postgraduate Diploma in Education Programme is designed to provide graduate teachers with necessary knowledge and professional skills to be competent teachers in primary and secondary schools. The programe intends to provide theoretical and practical knowledge of education and develop application of knowledge and skills, generic skills for education such as ICT and communication skills, etc. and develop class room teaching related skills which include planning, instruction and designing learning experiences, creating and maintaining effective environment for student learning, managing the classroom, managing student behavior, organizing classroom space, assessing student learning and providing feedback, skills necessary to be a reflective practitioner, identifying learning difficulties and remediation, effective instructional skills, etc. and equipped with professional behavior and ethics.

Postgraduate Diploma in Education is offered in two options:

Option 1- For graduate teachers in government schools. Candidates are selected by the Ministry of Education through a selection test. The programme is conducted on weekdays on a full-time basis. Teachers are provided one-year paid leave to complete the diploma.

Option 2 – Open for anyone satisfying the eligibility criteria. The programme is conducted on week-ends on a part-time basis.

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Application – Click Here

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Application Closing Date : 28th February 2022

Admission Requirements

Applicants with the following qualifications may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Education programme:  

  • A Bachelor’s degree, OR
  • An equivalent qualification, and
  • At least one year of work experience as a teacher in a government school, any other statutory educational institution or recognized public/private educational institute

Qualification Requirements

Postgraduate Diploma in Education will be awarded for registered students upon successful completion of 31 credits from taught courses and teaching and research practicums.

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