The Graduate Certificate in Middle Years Education is designed to give qualified teachers the opportunity to become specialists in the middle years of education and enhance their development as a professional. The Graduate Certificate in Middle Years Education aims to provide students with a grounding in the latest research and new approaches to providing effective curriculum, pedagogy and assessment in the middle years of schooling.
This course aims to enable students to:
- possess the latest research and new approaches to providing effective curriculum, pedagogy and assessment in the middle years of schooling
- enhance their understanding of young people in the 21st century and best practice to meet their unique learning needs
- have an awareness of ethical and professional standards
- provide creative and innovative critical analysis and evaluation.
Middle Years Education is relatively new in Australian schools and many teachers working within this phase of schooling do not have formal qualifications in this area. The course will be of considerable benefit to teachers who are teaching in upper primary, lower secondary or in dedicated middle schools within P-12 schools to enhance their opportunities in middle years education settings.
Students must hold an undergraduate teaching degree or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution.
Required IELTS Score: 7.5 in reading and writing, and an 8 in speaking and listening as required by teacher education programs.
How to Apply
This course is restricted. Students are required to apply and be approved by Griffith University before they can enrol in units through OUA.
Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Middle Years Education are due by Friday two weeks prior to the close of enrolment.
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To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Middle Years Education students must complete a total of four units.
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit
Credit may be awarded for study undertaken at another tertiary institution and students are encouraged to contact the Off Campus and Assignment Handling Services Griffith University for further information.
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