Professional Certificate in Education (ProfCertEd)

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Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Professional Certificate in Education is designed to provide specialist training in any area of Education. Students must have qualified for a degree from the University of Adelaide or a degree from another institution accepted by the Faculty for the purpose as equivalent.
The Professional Certificate in Education is nested within the University's Master of Education program.
Graduates of this program will NOT be eligible for teacher registration.
The Professional Certificate in Education is not an AQF qualification type.

Academic Program Rules for Professional Certificate in Education

There shall be a Professional Certificate in Education.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Professional Certificate in Education, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 6 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 6 units
Core Courses
Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
EDUC 6550 Educational Policy Studies 3
EDUC 6551 Curriculum Development and Innovation 3
EDUC 6552 Pedagogical Engagement & Learning 3
EDUC 6553 Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDUC 7013 Educational Leadership in Diverse Contexts 3
EDUC 7015 Measurement, Assessment & Evaluation 3
EDUC 7021 Advanced Quantitative Research 3
EDUC 7059 Advanced Qualitative Research 3
EDUC 7011 Introduction to Quantitative Methods 3
EDUC 7020 Qualitative Approaches to Research 3
EDUC 7031 Education Major Project (6 Unit) 6
EDUC 7008 Indigenous Education 3
EDUC 7018 Neuroscience and Education 3
EDUC 5418 Intro to English Language Studies for Teachers 3
EDUC 5419 Language and Culture 3
EDUC 5420 TESOL in Pract - Lesson Planning & Teaching Pract 3
EDUC 5421 TESOL Methodology 3
EDUC 7054 Research Design 3
EDUC 7055 Research Communication 3
EDUC 7058 Research Processes 3