Graduate Certificate in Education (GCertEd)

Program Code

GCED

Academic Year

2020

Program Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Education is designed for trainers, educational consultants or any domestic or international student wishing to study Education at a postgraduate level, who does not already hold a qualification in teaching. The program presents the foundation concepts required to continue into a Master level degree.

Graduates of this program will NOT be eligible for teacher registration.

The Graduate Certificate in Education is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 0.5 years.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Certificate in Education

There shall be a Graduate Certificate in Education.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate 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 12 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 12 units or
  2. Courses to the value of 12 units from one of the Master of Education specialisations or
  3. Courses to the value of 6 units of electives and

Courses to the value of 6 units listed in specialisations other than the one being studied.
or
Courses to the value of 6 units from the following: Other postgraduate coursework courses deemed by the Faculty to be appropriate in Education including Mathematics, Science, Digital Technologies, Languages, History, Geography, Psychology, English, English as a Second Language, Music and Business. Prior approval is required from the Faculty.

Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 12 units.

Core Courses

Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
EDUC 7013 Educational Leadership in Diverse Contexts 3
EDUC 7054 Research Design 3
EDUC 7064 Introduction to Wellbeing in Education 3
EDUC 7065 Introduction to Education Research 3
EDUC 7550 Education Policies & Systems 3
EDUC 7551 Curriculum Development and Innovation 3
EDUC 7552 Pedagogical Engagement for Learning 3
EDUC 7553 Assessment & Evaluation 3

Education Leadership and Innovation

or

Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
EDUC 7066 Leading Self and Others 3
EDUC 7067 Leading Wellbeing 3
EDUC 7068 Leading Positive Change 3
EDUC 7560 Instructional Leadership 3
MANAGEMT 7087 Managing Contemporary Organisations 3

English Language Teaching

or

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
EDUC 7418 Language Analysis for English Teachers 3
EDUC 7419 Intercultural Competencies in Eng Lang Teaching 3
EDUC 7420 English Language Teaching in Practice 3
EDUC 7421 English Language Teaching Methodology 3

Entrepreneurship Education

or

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
EDUC 7066 Leading Self and Others 3
EDUC 7069 Contemp Issues in Educational Entrepreneurship 3

and

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ENTREP 7020 Design Thinking 3
ENTREP 7022 Creativity and Innovation 3
ENTREP 7900 eChallenge 3

Research

  

or

Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
EDUC 7020 Qualitative Approaches to Research 3
EDUC 7021 Quantitative Approaches to Research 3
EDUC 7055 Research Communication 3

and

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Elective List

STEM Education

or

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
EDUC 7063 Online Learning 3
EDUC 7070 Contemporary Issues in STEM Education 3
ENTREP 7901 Tech eChallenge 3
SCIENCE 7020 Communicating Science 3

Wellbeing Education

or

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
EDUC 7071 Contemporary Issues in Wellbeing Education 3

and

Courses to the value of 9 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
EDUC 7018 Neuroscience and Education 3
EDUC 7066 Leading Self and Others 3
EDUC 7067 Leading Wellbeing 3
EDUC 7072 Wellbeing for Educators 3
EDUC 7073 Building Sustainable Wellbeing Communities 3

or

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Electives

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
EDUC 7008 Indigenous Education 3
EDUC 7018 Neuroscience and Education 3
EDUC 7063 Online Learning 3

and

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Courses listed in specialisations other than the one being studied.

or

Courses from other postgraduate coursework deemed by the Faculty to be appropriate in Education including Mathematics, Science, Digital Technologies, Languages,  History, Geography, Psychology, English, English as a Second Language, Music and Business. Prior approval is required from the Faculty.