Warning! This program has been removed from offer. Existing students will need to complete the award requirements by the end of Study Period 1 2018.
Graduate Certificate in Middle Years Education
Specialise to teach upper primary and lower secondary children
Become a qualified specialist to teach the middle years of education. Enhance your continuing professional development by researching new approaches to middle years teaching and deliver effective curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
With a network of campuses across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Griffith University is committed to progressive multidisciplinary teaching and research and a valuable online provider with Open Universities Australia. Already attracting students from more than 122 countries, Griffith's dedication to academic excellence is available across Australia through OUA.
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.
This degree 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.
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.
Credit may be awarded for study undertaken at another tertiary institution and students are encouraged to contact the Griffith (OUA) Services for further information.
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.
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.