The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies is nested within the Master of Teaching program (Primary or Secondary) and can be offered as a standalone, entry or exit award. Although it does not qualify you to teach, the graduate certificate in educational studies open up a range of opportunities to explore the foundations of education, become familiar with the function of schools and schooling, and the responsibilities of classroom teachers. This course also provides a broad overview of the goals of schooling, including the promotion of equity and excellence and support of young Australians to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, as well as active and informed citizens.
The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies is a great opportunity to gain an overall understanding of education, pedagogy, curriculum, assessment and diverse classrooms before immersing yourself in the practical side of a teaching qualification, should you wish to transition into the Master of Teaching program.
The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies can be completed in six months, during which you will complete four Foundation units.