About this course
|Award title||Graduate Certificate in Education|
|Year & campus||2019 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||50 credit points|
|Duration||6 months full-time or 12 months part-time|
The Graduate Certificate in Education is an early exit option for students in the Master of Education, Master of TESOL, or Master of Modern Languages Education, or other graduate degrees offered by the Graduate School of Education (with permission). The course can be made available as a custom program but is not available for public admissions.
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- A three-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in any discipline area.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university's English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 7 is required.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
Inherent requirements are the abilities, knowledge and skills needed to complete this course that must be met by all students. For information on the inherent requirements specific to this course contact the course/program coordinator. In some circumstances reasonable adjustments may be available to enable students to meet these requirements while still preserving the academic integrity of the university's learning, assessment and accreditation processes. For more information on how to seek these adjustments refer to the Student Equity and Disability Support website: https://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
Intended learning outcomes
1. Demonstrate an advanced theoretical understanding and knowledge of current research, debates, policies and practices in education from a multidisciplinary perspective;
2. Critically analyse educational theories, debates, policies and practice through evidence-based research;
3. Evaluate the social, cultural, political and historical contexts informing education policies and practices;
4. Evaluate and communicate contemporary educational research ideas and findings to the wider educational community;
Application of knowledge and skills
5. Critique and apply multidisciplinary educational theories and evidence-based research to inform policy and/or improve professional practice;
6. Apply specialised theoretical understanding and knowledge of current research, debates, policies and practices in education from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Education will develop the following set of generic skills:
• Critical reasoning and thinking
• Problem solving
• Evidence based decision making
• Creativity and innovation
• Teamwork and professional collaboration
• Self-reflection, career awareness and lifelong learning
• Active and participatory citizenship.
- evaluate contemporary educational issues and approaches from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including sociological, economical, psychological and pedagogical perspectives (academic distinction)
• contribute to discussions and debates associated with the role of education in addressing contemporary local, national and global issues (global citizenship)
• promote social justice, employability, career awareness, wellbeing and citizenship through educational policy and practice (integrity and self-awareness)
• be creative, innovative, self-directed and lifelong learners, able to link theory and practice and respond to the changing educational landscape (integrity and self-awareness)
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Education a student must satisfactorily complete any 50 credit points of graduate subjects in the Master of Education, Master of TESOL, or Master of Modern Languages Education (note that up to 25 points of ‘Education Level 3 Elective’ undergraduate subjects may be included, and count towards the 50 credit points).
Alternatively, students that have satisfactorily completed 50 credit points of graduate subjects in another Master’s degree or Graduate Diploma offered by the Graduate School of Education may be eligible to exit early and be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Education; with permission of the relevant course coordinator and the Master of Education course coordinator.
50 points of subjects from the Master of Education, Master of TESOL or Master of Modern Languages Education as listed below, or other subjects with permission of the course coordinator.
Graduates may progress to a range of other graduate coursework programs.
Last updated: 29 October 2019