Graduate Certificate in Education

GradCertEd

40 cp

Minimum duration: 6 months *full-time or equivalent part-time. (*depending on chosen specialisation)

Course available at:

  • Online
  • On-Shore (*Selected units are offered on ACU campuses or off site by special arrangements)
EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International applicants must also meet the English language proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed a Bachelor degree.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Graduate Certificate

2.1 To qualify for the Graduate Certificate, a student must complete 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of.

  1. 20 cp from Education Units; and
    20 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings.

    or
  2. 10 cp Education Units; and
    10 cp from Research Units; and
    20 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings

2.2 To qualify for the Graduate Certificate with a named specialisation, a student must complete 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 20 cp from Education Units and
    20 cp from one cognate Specialisation;

    or
  2. 10 cp from Education Units; and
    10 cp from Research Units; and
    20 cp from one cognate Specialisation;

    or
  3. 40 cp from one Specialisation (eg Career Development, TESOL or Specialisation for a sponsored cohort) as determined by the Course Coordinator and approved by the Executive Dean.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicates in parentheses where applicable.

Education Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDCU623 10 Social Justice, Identity and Curriculum
EDCU624 10 Teachers Leading Curriculum Change

Research Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDRS602 10 Evidence in Contemporary Education
EDRS604 10 Overview of Educational Research

Education Specialisations

Arts Education

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDAR605 10 Arts Education 1: Discourses Shaping Arts Curriculum, Pedagogy and Policy
EDAR606 10 Arts Education 2: Understanding and Assessing Student Learning

Career Development

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDSS609 10 Counselling for Career Development
EDSS610 10 Educating for Lifelong Career Development
EDSS611 10 Professional Practice and Development
EDSS612 10 Career Assessment: Theory and Job Search Advising

Contemporary Learning

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDST618 10 Contemporary Learning 1: Teaching with Technology
EDST619 10 Contemporary Learning 2: Teaching and Learning Online

Early Childhood

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDFD672 10 Children's Rights Education
EDFD673 10 Reconceptualising Childhood and Pedagogy in the Early Years
EDFD675 10 Leadership and Management in Education
And one of the following:
EDAB660 10 Australian Indigenous Perspectives, Stories and History for Education Professionals
EDAR660 10 Arts and Meaning Making in the Early Years
EDFD671 10 Understanding Childhood Development and Learning in the Socio-Cultural Context of the Early Years

Gifted Education

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDFD667 10 Gifted Education: Contexts and Issues
EDFD669 10 Gifted Education: Profiling, Provisions and Partnerships
EDFD670 10 Leadership and Advocacy in Gifted Education

Integrated STEM
(Primary School Units)

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDST641  10 Primary Science in an Integrated STEM Classroom       
EDST642      10 Primary Mathematics in an Integrated STEM classroom                
EDST643      10 Primary Technology and Engineering in an Integrated STEM Classroom            
EDST644 10 Practical Implementation of an Integrated STEM Classroom in Primary School Settings (Pre: EDST641 Primary Science in an Integrated STEM Classroom, EDST642 Primary Mathematics in an Integrated STEM classroom, EDST643 Primary Technology and Engineering in an Integrated STEM Classroom)

Integrated STEM
(Secondary School Units)

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDST671  10 Integrating STEM into Effective Secondary Classroom Practice
EDST672 10 Secondary Science in an Integrated STEM Classroom (Pre: EDST671 Integrating STEM into Effective Secondary Classroom Practice) 
EDST673 10 Secondary Mathematics in an Integrated STEM Classroom (Pre: EDST671 Integrating STEM into Effective Secondary Classroom Practice)
EDST674 10 Secondary Technology and Engineering in an Integrated STEM Classroom (Pre: EDST671 Integrating STEM into Effective Secondary Classroom Practice)

Language and Literacy Education

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDLA627 10 Contemporary Literacies: Issues and Practices
EDLA628 10 A Metalanguage for 21st Century Literacies

Leading the New Evangelisation

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDNE600 10 Faith Formation and the New Evangelisation
EDNE601 10 Creating Centres of the New Evangelisation: Catholic Schools and Ecclesial Youth Ministries (Pre: EDNE600 Faith Formation and the New Evangelisation)
and two additional units (20 cp) chosen from
EDNE602 10 Mission Experience in Church Ministry (Pre: EDNE600 Faith Formation and the New Evangelisation)
EDLE690 10 Educational Leadership Special Studies
THBS501 10 Biblical Studies
THCP514 10 Foundations in Liturgy
THCP602 10 Foundations of Social Justice
THCP612 10 Spirituality in the Christian Tradition
THCT500 10 Foundations of Christian Faith

Literacy Intervention

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDLA630 20 Oral Language Learning, Assessment and Teaching
EDLA631 20 Literacy Learning and Intervention

Mathematics Education

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDMA628 10 Learning Mathematics
EDMA629 10 Teaching Mathematics

Mathematics Leadership

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDLE682 10 Leading Teaching and Learning
EDLE685 10 Evidence-based Leading for Learning
EDMA628 10 Learning Mathematics
EDMA629 10 Teaching Mathematics

Middle School Mathematics

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDMA641 10 Number Development in Middle School Mathematics
EDMA642 10

Geometry and Measurement in Middle School Mathematics

EDMA643 10 Statistics and Probability in Middle School Mathematics
EDMA644 10 Algebra and Function in Middle School Mathematics

Safeguarding Children And Young People

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDSC601 10 Working with Children and Young People: Ethics, Values and Practices
THSC602 10 The Theology of Childhood: Close to the Mystery of God (Pre: EDSC601 Working with Children and Young People: Ethics, Values and Practices)
EDSC603 10 Safeguarding Childhood: Perspectives from Law and Welfare
EDSC604 10 Safeguarding Children: Implications for Professional Practices in Institutional Settings

Special Education

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDTS613 10 Contextual Issues for Inclusive Learning
EDTS614 10 Assessment in Inclusive Education
EDTS615 10 Inclusive Teaching Practice
EDTS616 10 Inclusive School Community Practice

TESOL

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDLA612 10 Assessment and Curriculum Design in TESOL
EDLA614 10 Language, Culture and Communication
EDLA618 10 Teaching Strategies for TESOL
EDLA628 10 A Metalanguage for 21st Century Literacies

Student Wellbeing

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDFD623 10 Professional Practice and Wellbeing in Inclusive School Communities
And
EDFD652 10 Perspectives on Wellbeing and Inclusive Schooling
Or
EDFD662 20 Wellbeing in Inclusive Schooling (Special cohort arrangement)
(Inc: EDFD623 Professional Practice and Wellbeing in Inclusive School Communities and EDFD652 Perspectives on Wellbeing and Inclusive Schooling)
And 2 additional units (20 cp) chosen from:
EDAP614 10 Mental Health and Basic Counselling Skills
EDFD667 10 Gifted Education: Contexts and Issues
EDFD682 10 Positive Education: A Strengths-based Approach
EDTS614 10 Assessment in Inclusive Education

Electives

Up to two elective units may be selected from approved ACU Masters/AQF Level 9 courses, with the approval of the Course Coordinator.



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