Often our International School Community share with us the challenges that new and established teachers face when transitioning from a regional or local teaching environment into an International School environment. The ECIS Preparing for International Teaching Certificate helps to prepare and support teachers development in becoming or establishing themselves as a teacher in an International School environment.
The PITC is a professional development qualification which helps aspiring and new teachers develop skills and deepen their knowledge around the intersection of intercultural awareness and global competence.
The PITC empowers teachers to develop themselves, and the lives of students and is made up of four separate modules:
- Education in a global Context
- Teaching Competencies
- The Language Dimension
- Student Transition and Mobility
The ECIS certificated programme follows the philosophical framework of intercultural competence as proposed by UNESCO and the Council of Europe.
ECIS is grateful for the support of Universidad Camilo José Cela (Madrid), who have worked in partnership with ECIS to develop the content of the new International Teachers Certificate. The 2020 school year will see the introduction of the PITC Diploma, which will allow PITC-qualified practitioners to submit a portfolio of work that will be assessed by our university partner, Universidad Camilo José Cela (Madrid), resulting in credit hours that may be applied toward a Master’s in International Education.
Please note: The PITC is a professional development qualification, not an accredited teacher qualification. We do offer an accredited teacher qualification: click here to learn about (or register for) the teacher qualification programme.