Graduate Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education at UNE?

Children may exhibit exceptional performance in any one of a number of intellectual and academic pursuits. These gifted and talented children often require educational, social and emotional support that is specific to their needs. Many countries around the world now recognise the special needs of these children and are placing greater emphasis on their education.

The course is offered to enable teachers to meet the specific needs of these children and it can also provide a pathway for teachers who may wish to pursue masters or doctoral studies in the field. The course provides a broad theoretical and practical basis for the education of gifted and talented children, hence the principles are applicable across a number of cultures. Particular attention is given to cultural differences. The course will appeal to practising teachers already in the field of gifted education, or those teachers wishing to specialise.

Career Opportunities

Gifted and Talented Education teacher; professional enrichment of teachers; re-orienting chosen teaching allocation.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

Up to 2 years Part-time

FEES

CSP (quotas apply)
Full Fee
International

2013 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus

Official Abbreviation GradCertGiftTalEd
Course Type Postgraduate
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Course Duration
  • Up to 2 years Part-time
Fees CSP (quotas apply) / Full Fee / International
Total Credit Points 24
Benefits

The course articulates with the Master of Education (Gifted and Talented).

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 shall:

(a) hold a three or four year pre-service teaching qualification of a recognised University or tertiary institution; or

(b) hold a bachelor degree and a one or two year pre-service teaching qualification of a recognised University; or

(c) hold a three year degree of a University approved by the School; or

(d) satisfy the School by means of other qualifications and relevant experience of adequate preparation for candidature; and

(e) comply with the University's English Language requirements.

Advanced Standing

At the discretion of the School, on the recommendation of the Course Coordinator and except for (c), a candidate may be granted a maximum of 12 credit points of advanced standing for:

(a) units that have been counted towards another postgraduate qualification at this or another University;

(b) units that have not counted towards another postgraduate qualification that have been completed at another University; and

(c) there shall be no maximum advanced standing on the basis of units that have not counted towards another postgraduate qualification that have been completed at this University.

Academic Colours

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Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall:
(a) hold a three or four year pre-service teaching qualification of a recognised University or tertiary institution; or
(b) hold a bachelor degree and a one or two year pre-service teaching qualification of a recognised University; or
(c) hold a three year degree of a University approved by the School; or
(d) satisfy the School by means of other qualifications and relevant experience of adequate preparation for candidature; and
(e) comply with the University's English Language requirements.

Advanced Standing

At the discretion of the School, on the recommendation of the course coordinator and except for (c), a candidate may be granted a maximum of 12 credit points of advanced standing for:
(a) units that have been counted towards another postgraduate qualification at this or another University;
(b) units that have not counted towards another postgraduate qualification that have been completed at another University; and
(c) there shall be no maximum advanced standing on the basis of units that have not counted towards another postgraduate qualification that have been completed at this University.

Period of Candidature

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

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award, and except with the permission of the School, a candidate must pass units to the value of 24 credit points at 500-level.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete the program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 6 cps
Listed Units 18 cps
Total 24 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct Rules.

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How to Apply

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