Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International Baccalaureate) PYP

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Program Description

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International Baccalaureate) PYP has been designed to provide you with a deep understanding of the philosophy and concepts underlying the International Baccalaureate®, and the Primary Years Programme (PYP) in particular.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International Baccalaureate) PYP is delivered by the University of Melbourne and is hosted by Asian International College, Singapore.

This course is recognised by the International Baccalaureate® for the IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning (previously the Teacher Award Scheme).

This postgraduate qualification is also an articulation pathway to a Master of Education from the University of Melbourne.

Delivery & Duration

The course consists of 4 subjects delivered sequentially on a part-time basis over a 12 month period, with each subject delivered over approximately 3 months with a short break between each subject to ensure adequate time for content delivery, engagement in learning tasks, reflection and the preparation of assessment items.

The course includes over 70 hours of face-to-face contact. Each subject will be delivered by staff from the University of Melbourne at Asian International College in Singapore.

Each subject is scheduled as an intensive delivery, minimising the time that the participants are out of their classroom and away from schools. The schedule is also designed to allow participants from around the region to travel to Singapore to complete each intensive and then return home to complete the assessment tasks.

Entry Requirements

An applicant may be eligible for entry into the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International Baccalaureate®) if the applicant has:

  • Completed an approved degree and an approved teaching qualification; OR
  • Completed an approved four-year teaching degree; OR
  • Completed an approved equivalent qualification which is recognised by the Graduate School as evidence of adequate preparation for the course and has a record of professional or teaching experience in a field and at a level acceptable to the Graduate School; and
  • Satisfies the University of Melbourne’s requirements for proficiency in the English Language.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose most recent qualifications were gained in the medium of instruction and assessment in a language other than English must provide documentary evidence that, within the previous 24 months, they have obtained a minimum overall band score of 7.0 in IELTS, with written 7.0 and no band less than 6.0.

Last updated Nov 2018

About the School

Asian International College (formerly known as Learning Capital College) seeks to connect with the community of global citizens who share a participatory approach to learning and are interested to be ... Read More

Asian International College (formerly known as Learning Capital College) seeks to connect with the community of global citizens who share a participatory approach to learning and are interested to be at the front and centre of today's knowledge economy in order to be ready for the future. Learners join AIC's programmes not just to be 'taught', but to think, participate and create... AIC's faculty do more than just teach, they listen, provoke and challenge. Read less
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