Professional Certificate in Education (ProfCertEd)

Program Code

PCED

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 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.

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 satisfactorily complete a program of study comprising core courses to the value of 6 units.

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 6 units.

  1. Core courses to the value of 6 units or
  2. Courses to the value of 6 units from one of the Master of Education specialisations or
  3. Courses to the value of 6 units of electives or
  4. 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 6 units.

Core Courses

Courses to the value of 6 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

Educational Leadership and Innovation

or

Courses to the value of 6 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

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

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

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
EDUC 7066 Leading Self and Others 3
EDUC 7069 Contemp Issues in Educational Entrepreneurship 3
ENTREP 7020 Design Thinking 3
ENTREP 7022 Creativity and Innovation 3
ENTREP 7900 eChallenge 3

Research

Courses to the value of 6 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

STEM Education

or

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

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

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 3 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:

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

or

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

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.