Graduate Certificate in Education Studies

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies at UNE?

The course will provide a pathway for candidates who may wish to pursue Masters studies in their chosen field. Examples of focus studies are: Aboriginal Education; Communities, Cultures and Education; Curriculum Studies; Gifted and Talented Education; Information and Communication Technology Education; Mathematics Education; Physical Education; Primary English Education; Science Education; Secondary English Education; Web Mediated Learning.

The 'Middle Years Schooling' specialisation is designed for practising teachers who do not have a specialist qualification but who recognise that adolescents in the middle years have particular development, learning and pedagogical needs, and who want to know more about how to teach them effectively.

The 'International Schooling, Education and Development' specialisation is designed for students to focus specifically on education while drawing upon specialist 'development' knowledge and skills provided in the units.

Career Opportunities

Professional enrichment of teacher; re-orienting chosen teaching allocation; provides a specialisation pathway to the Master of Education.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

Up to 2 years Part-time

FEES

CSP (quotas apply) or Full Fee

2009 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Semester 1, Off Campus
Semester 2, Off Campus

Official Abbreviation GradCertEdStud
Course Type Postgraduate
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Semester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Semester 2 Off Campus
Course Duration
  • Up to 2 years Part-time
Fees CSP (quotas apply) or Full Fee
Total Credit Points 24
Intensive Schools

Intensive mandatory schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

A candidate must hold a three year teaching qualification; or hold a degree and a one year teaching qualification recognised by the Faculty as suitable for entry into the course.

A candidate who wishes to specialise in 'Middle Years Schooling' must meet the requirements above and have had appropriate teaching experience.

Academic Colours

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Further Information

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies in 2009.

1.Admission to Candidature
1.1. A candidate shall
(a) hold a three-year teaching qualification; or

(b) hold a degree and a one-year teaching qualification recognised by the school as suitable for entry into the award.

1.2. A candidate who wishes to specialise in Middle Years Schooling as specified in Rule 3.2. shall meet the requirements of Rule 1.1. and have had appropriate teaching experience.

2.Award of the Certificate
(a) Candidates who meet the course requirements listed under Rule 3. and who have not specialised shall be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies.

(b) Candidates who meet the course requirements listed under Rule 3.2. shall be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Middle Years Schooling).

(c) Candidates who meet the course requirements listed under Rule 3.3. shall be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (International Schooling, Education and Development).

3.Course Requirements
3.1 To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Education Studies as candidate shall pass 24 credit points as prescribed by the school.

3.2.(a) To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Middle Years Schooling), a candidate shall pass 24 credit points as specified in Rules 3.2.(b) and 6.
(b) The course shall comprise:

(i) the unit in Group 1; and
(ii) 18 credit points from Group 2.

3.3.(a)To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (International Schooling, Education and Development), a candidate shall pass 24 credit points as specified in Rules 3.3.(b) and 6.
(b)The course shall comprise:

(i) the unit in Group 3; and
(ii) 12 credit points from Group 4; and
(iii) six credit points from Group 5.

4. Period of Candidature
The maximum period of candidature shall be:
(a) one year as a full-time candidate;
(b) two years as a part-time candidate.

5. Progress and Conduct
Refer to the University General Rule on Academic Progress.

6. Units Offered
All units listed below for this award have a value of six credit points.

Group 1
EDCX 522

Group 2
EDME 411; EDSP 382, 472, 480; PDAS 471 or any other unit approved by the school

Group 3
EDCX 522 or any other unit approved by the school

Group 4
EDCX 455; EDLA 403

Group 5
COMM 423; EDCX410; GEPL 352; HSHM 332; PEAC504, 328/528, 552, 573

To view Program of Study for International Schooling Education and Development click here

To view Program of Study for Middle Years Schooling click here

To view Program of Study for No Specialisation click here

How to Apply

Domestic Students

New students to UNE apply to study off-campus (distance education) through UAC.

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Former or current students apply to study off-campus directly to UNE using the postgraduate admission form. This course is only available off-campus (distance education).

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