Qualifications for Geography Teachers
Chartered Geographer (Teacher)
Led by the Royal Geographical Society (with IGB), Chartered Geographer (Teacher) is the only ongoing professional accreditation linked to CPD in Geography and is relevant to the TDA framework of professional and occupational standards for teachers. CGeog (Teacher) can support your application for a leadership or Advanced Teacher role and enhances your career portfolio and employability.
If you have a geography degree or equivalent, have been teaching geography for at least six years, have an ongoing commitment to CPD and embed your professional development in your teaching, you are an ideal candidate for Chartered Geographer (Teacher). For further information visit the RGS-IBG website or contact Claire Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MA in Geography Education
Run by the Institute of Education, University of London, this is the only dedicated Masters degree for geography educators. It is available to anyone with an interest in geography education and many students are practicing teachers or involved in geography education. The course can be taken entirely online, or in combination with face-to-face sessions, and takes one year full-time or two years part-time.
For further information including course content, eligibility and fees, visit the IOE website.
Master of Arts in Applied Professional Studies in Education (MA APSE)
The Sheffield University MA in Applied Professional Studies in Education is an exciting new programme which is run in partnership with nine subject associations (including the GA) and local authorities. It is supported by the Training and Development Agency for Schools as part of its Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD) programme.
All students on the APSE course are entitled to free GA membership. Find out more about the MA on the University of Sheffield website.
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