Professional Certificate in Education (ProfCertEd)

Program Code

PCED

Academic Year

2024

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 program. This program has a standard full-time duration of 0.25 years however can only be taken part-time for a duration of 0.5 years.

Conditions

Interruption of program:
Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 
 

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 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 or
  2. Courses to the value of 6 units from one of the Master of Education specialisations or
  3. Elective courses to the value of 6 units 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 Mixed Methods 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 Wellbeing

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
EDUC 7066 Leading Self and Others 3
EDUC 7067OL Leading Wellbeing 3
EDUC 7068 Leading Positive Change 3
EDUC 7060OL Mentoring for Teachers 3
EDUC 7018 Psychological Theories of Education 3
EDUC 7071 Contemporary Issues in Wellbeing Education 3

English Language Teaching

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

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

Electives

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
EDUC 7016 Multicultural Society and Educational Policy 3
EDUC 7018 Psychological Theories of Education 3
EDUC 7063OL Online Learning 3

or

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Other postgraduate coursework courses offered by the University that are deemed to be appropriate in Education,
including Mathematics, Science, Digital Technologies, Languages, History, Geography, Psychology, English,
English as a Second Language, Music and Business with approval of the Program Director.