The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Newcastle

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face, Online

Duration

0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Online

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Duration

0.5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face, Online

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

UON program code: 40139
CRICOS code: 096749E

Study Educational Studies

If you are a practising teacher or educator with a passion for learning and desire to develop an advanced understanding of a variety of broad issues then the Graduate Certificate in Education is the program for you. This program will enhance your existing skills as an education professional, see you connect with the latest developments and research in the field, and move beyond the classroom to explore system-level issues and challenges. Upon graduation you will be positioned as an educational leader.

Why study with us?

  • Study anywhere, anytime - with the opportunity to study with combined face-to-face and online learning, you will have the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study.
  • Be recognised internationally - the University of Newcastle's School of Education is ranked in the world's top 100 for education (Shanghai Ranking's global ranking of academic subjects 2018, QS World University Rankings by subject 2018).
  • Fast-track your career - this degree will increase your professional capacity making you highly employable. With enhanced teaching capabilities you will stand out at the forefront of the professional industry as an educational leader.
  • Work anywhere in the world - our Graduate Certificate in Education is recognised nationally and internationally, allowing you to pursue career opportunities anywhere in the world.

What you will study

The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Education is designed to propel students towards success in the teaching industry. You will study a range of progressive subjects geared around the theoretical and practical application of teaching and learning. The program will provide you with the practical expertise to lead teachers and ensure they provide the best learning experience for students. The program is structured with one core course and 30 units of directed courses.

The sole core course to support your drive and direction is Intermediate Curriculum Design.

In addition to the core course, students will have the choice to choose 30 units from multiple directed courses to support their studies. Some of these include, but are not limited to:

  • Power and Pedagogy
  • English for Special Purposes
  • Leading and Managing Educational Change
  • Advanced Literacy Studies
  • Advanced Numeracy Studies

Upon completion of the above courses you will have developed high-level leadership skills in teaching and learning within the education sector.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Education prepares you with the skills and knowledge to build on your current teaching experience and pursue a career in educational leadership. You’ll graduate ready to apply your in-depth knowledge of teaching practices in the professional environment and can embark on some of the following career pathways:

  • higher education teacher within TAFEs and university sectors
  • education consultant within TAFEs, universities or schools
  • leadership, coordination, specialist or professional development positions in school systems

You can also take your postgraduate qualification to the next level, opening up further career opportunities with the Master of Education at the University of Newcastle.