Graduate Certificate in Middle Years Education - 2017

Please note: This course has recently undergone a major change. Please refer to Transition Arrangements for more information.

Course summary

Course summary - 2017

Level: Postgraduate
Qualification: Graduate Certificate
Number of units: 4 units to complete
Provider:

This course has been withdrawn and is no longer available for new applicants. Students who are already working towards this degree can continue to enrol in units.

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Please note: This program is no longer on offer to new students. For existing students, please refer to the Transition Arrangements below.

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.

Academic:

Students must hold an undergraduate teaching degree or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution.

International Applications:

Required IELTS Score: 7.5 in reading and writing, and an 8 in speaking and listening as required by teacher education programs.

Please note:

The units from the Graduate Certificate in Middle Years Education have been recoded in 2015. The details of these changes are below:

Pre-2015 Course Units

Recoded Units

EDN101 – Foundation Principles of Middle Schooling

EDN701 – Foundation Principles of Middle Schooling

END102 – Understand Middle Years Learners

END702 – Understand Middle Years Learners

EDN103 – Realising Sustainable Middle Years

EDN703 – Realising Sustainable Middle Years

EDN104 – Action Research in Middle Years

EDN704 – Action Research in Middle Years

There have been no other changes to this course.

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Middle Years Education students must complete a total of four units.

The maximum period for completing this program is 2 years.
 

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Foundation Principles of Middle Schooling
EDN701 Griffith Sess 1 - -
Understand Middle Years Learners
EDN702 Griffith - Sess 2 -
Realising Sustainable Middle Years Reform
EDN703 Griffith Sess 1 - -
Action Research in Middle Yrs
EDN704 Griffith - Sess 2 -

Students must complete either EDN701 or EDN702 before EDN703. EDN703 is a prerequisite for EDN704.

Credit may be awarded for study undertaken at another tertiary institution and students are encouraged to contact the Griffith (OUA) Services for further information.

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.

Who can access it?

  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study

Find out more about FEE-HELP

You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

Students working towards this program have until the end of Study Period 1, 2018 to complete the award requirements.

For more information please contact your Program Director.

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