Degree structure

Degree details

Higher Education

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

English Proficiency Requirements

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

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.

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 degree 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.

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

Award Requirements

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

The maximum period for completing this program is 2 years.