Are you a practising teacher or educator looking to expand your in expansive educational contexts to obtain or update your expertise?
The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies from the University of Newcastle is a postgraduate qualification focused on combining both theory and practice to help you apply your knowledge in modern educational environments.
Throughout this program you will develop an advanced understanding of the broader issues which affect the learning environment, including the differences between educating boys and girls, the pedagogy of learning and how to teach students whose first language isn’t English.
You will be able to hone your skills in specialist subject areas including mathematics, literacy and engineering. There is also the opportunity to undertake coursework in educational research, requiring you to complete a minor thesis.
Whichever path you choose, this postgraduate program offers you the opportunity to broaden your career opportunities in the education profession.
Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies at a time that suits you.
Explore this page and find out if the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide.
Is it for you?
If you are a professional educator, interested in developing your skills and career opportunities in the field, the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies could be the program for you. Supported by flexible learning and the ability to tailor the program to suit you individual requirements, the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies at the University of Newcastle offers a convenient and highly regarded education, providing you with a well-regarded educational experience.
Depending on your area of interest, you will be able to choose from the specialisations offered by the University. Some of these specialisations include:
- General specialisation
- TESOL/L2 Specialisation
- Deaf/Hard of Hearing Early Intervention Specialisation
- Listening and Spoken Language Specialisation
- Sign Bilingual Specialisation
As an educator working in school, rural, distance and higher education, health services, business and consultancy/advisory services, you will be able to use the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies from the University of Newcastle as a platform to enhance and specialise your career opportunities and professional needs.
The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies has been designed to provide you with clear professional development opportunities leading into more senior roles within specialist areas of education. You may apply your newly acquired skills in public or private schools, or even take yourself out of the classroom and into consultancy or advisory positions.
Diploma in education/teaching with a minimum of 5 years teaching experience
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438
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