Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (GDTL)
- Casuarina Campus
- External Studies
The curriculum content and pedagogy of this course is contextualised to prepare students to teach middle or secondary schools, or in the early or primary years of primary schools. Students intending to teach in early childhood settings should consider the Bachelor of Early Childhood Learning.
The course enables students to develop the skills and knowledge to teach in contemporary school settings. It is a fast-paced, intensive course with considerable opportunity for practical, classroom experience. Students are encouraged to recognise environmental, social and cultural influences on teaching and learning to achieve just, meaningful, purposeful and equitable outcomes for all learners. Career opportunities for graduates include teaching, education and research.
Students who complete the Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning are eligible for teacher registration in the Northern Territory. Before applying for admission students intending to seek employment outside the Northern Territory following course completion, should have the relevant State teacher registration authority and relevant employment authority (eg. State or Territory Department of Education, or Catholic Education Office) confirm their eligibility and suitability for registration and employment.
The early or primary years of primary schools streams comprise a combination of core course work and its attendant 80-daypracticum enabling students to teach in the core curriculum areas. The middle and senior secondary streams provide a pedagogical focus to complement entry level discipline expertise.
The program is designed for students from Australia and overseas.
Criminal History Check: Students must have cleared a Police Check and/or Working with Children check before they can undertake practice teaching. Students whose Police Checks and/or Working with Children check are not cleared by the relevant education sectors will not be able to undertake practice teaching and will not therefore be able to complete the requirements of the course.
The South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) receives and processes applications for admission for Charles Darwin University Higher Education prospective students.
Successful completion of a recognised bachelors degree, or equivalent. For those intending to teach in middle or secondary schools, a major sequence in a recognised teaching area is required and a minor sequence or demonstrated competence in a second teaching area is normally required. A major sequence is defined as one-quarter of a degree and a minor sequence as one-sixth of a degree.
Applicants with only one main area of study (eg. accounting, law, fine arts or music) can be considered for entry, but those applicants need to be aware that having just one teaching area might preclude or limit employment opportunities in some jurisdictions and with some employers.
English Language Requirements for International Students
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This course prepares graduates to teach in early or primary years in a primary school setting, middle or secondary schools.