Courses & Details

Program Code 12365
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Online
  • On Campus + Online
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
CRICOS Code 084165F
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Face to face on campus and on-line

Description

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Program Code 12365) is a Level 8 AQF compliant postgraduate Coursework program and is available for students who commence their studies from 2015.

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies degree is intended for practising teachers and other educators who wish to gain postgraduate professional qualifications in a wide variety of educational contexts and to acquire or update their expertise. The approach used in the program blends theory and practice, with an emphasis on applying research findings to best educational practices. The program is undertaken by coursework.

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies is available in the following specialisations:

  • General
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Early Intervention (delivered by Renwick Centre)
  • Emotional Disturbance / Behaviour Disorders
  • Listening and Spoken Language (delivered by Renwick Centre)
  • Sign Bilingual (delivered by Renwick Centre)
  • TESOL/L2.

Students undertaking specialisations offered by the RIDBC Renwick Centre should also refer to the RIDBC Renwick Centre Student Handbook above in the ‘Further Information’ section.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission student must hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree. In special circumstances, an applicant holding other acceptable academic or professional qualifications and relevant work experience may be admitted as a candidate for the program.

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students/non-school-leavers/applying-and-credit

Professional Accreditation

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies is not an initial teacher education program.

International Students

The General specialisation is available to international students studying onshore at the Callaghan (Newcastle) campus. Arrangements may be made to accommodate students studying online from their home country.

The TESOL/L2 specialisation is available to international students who wish to study onshore at the Callaghan (Newcastle) campus or those students studying online from their home country.

The Early Childhood and the Emotional Disturbance/Behaviour Problems specialisations are available ONLY via Weblearn (i.e. via distance education) and are available to international students studying online from their home country.

The Deaf/Hard of Hearing Early Intervention, Sign Bilingual and Listening and Spoken Language specialisations are not available to international students as they are offered primarily online but may require student to attend compulsory campus conferences at the Renwick Centre in Sydney, Australia.

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle’s English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

Additional Information

The program may be undertaken on-campus or through WebLearn. Please refer to the course listings below for individual course availability and location of offer as not all courses are offered in both modes. All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.

Requirements and Structure

All students must successfully complete one specialisation (40 units) to be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies. See each specialisation’s entry below for more specific details. The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies is a stand-alone qualification or may be used as a pathway to further education. The program can be completed in one semester full-time or equivalent part-time. Please note that all courses are taught at postgraduate level. Not all courses are available each semester, and the Faculty reserves the right not to offer courses if there is insufficient demand.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUAL SPECIALISATIONS: Students seeking accreditation as a TESOL teacher through completion of this program need to ensure they will meet the requisite subject knowledge requirements set out by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES).

The Deaf/Hard of Hearing Early Intervention specialisation is intended for qualified teachers of the deaf, speech pathologists or other professionals with relevant postgraduate qualifications.

The Listening and Spoken Language specialisation is intended for qualified teachers of the deaf, or other professionals with relevant postgraduate qualifications. Please see the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language website for auditory-verbal certification information http://nc.agbell.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=1244

The Sign Bilingual specialisation is intended for qualified teachers of the deaf, speech pathologists, audiologists or other professionals with relevant postgraduate qualifications.

Students who successfully complete 40 units at the 6000 level may then apply for credit within the Master of Special Education.

Prospective students interested in specialisations delivered by the Renwick Centre are encouraged to confirm eligibility and discuss their objectives with a member of the RIDBC Renwick Centre academic staff.

Transition Arrangements

Any student who commenced the non-AQF compliant Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (11008) prior to Semester 1, 2015, and can meet the program requirements and learning outcomes of the AQF compliant version of the program without requiring the completion of additional units to the program they enrolled in, will be eligible to apply to be transitioned to the AQF compliant program.

Students who do not meet the requirements above may complete the program they commenced in. These students can also choose to apply for admission to the AQF compliant Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (12365), and will be advised on application on credit and advanced standing available to them, dependent on prior study, other degree studies and/or RPL.

Course Information

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Early Intervention

Compulsory

Core: Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6667 Child Development: Family and Community Contexts Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6856 Using Signed Communication with Young Children and Families Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
Directed

Directed Courses: Choose 20 units from Directed Courses.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6858 Advanced Pedagogy in Signed Language Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6859 Listening and Spoken Language: Audiological Management Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6861 Listening and Spoken Language: Early Intervention Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

Emotional Disturbance / Behaviour Disorders

Core: Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6079 Assessment, Programming and Intervention in Behaviour Problems Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6080 Whole school approaches to supporting student behaviour Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6081 Using Resources in Behaviour Problems Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6086 Education of Students with Behaviour Problems Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

General Specialisation

Core: Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6204 Intermediate Assessment Design Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6205 Intermediate Curriculum Design Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6735 Learners, Learning and Teaching Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6911 Schooling, Identity and Society Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units

Listening and Spoken Language

Compulsory

Core: Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6859 Listening and Spoken Language: Audiological Management Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6860 Listening and Spoken Language: Foundations Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
Directed

Directed Courses: Choose 20 units from Directed Courses.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6076 Seminar in Sensory Disability A Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6077 Seminar in Sensory Disability B Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6861 Listening and Spoken Language: Early Intervention Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6862 Listening and Spoken Language: School Age Children Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

Sign Bilingual

Compulsory

Core: Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6665 Social and Cultural Contexts of Deaf Education Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6856 Using Signed Communication with Young Children and Families Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
Directed

Directed Courses: Choose 20 units from Directed Courses.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6663 Foundations of Language and Literacy in Hearing and Deaf Children Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6664 Language and Literacy Assessment and Remediation Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6667 Child Development: Family and Community Contexts Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6857 Sign Language in Education: Theoretical Perspectives Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6858 Advanced Pedagogy in Signed Language Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

TESOL/L2

Core: Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6024 Practicum in TESOL Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6025 TESOL Curriculum and Methodology Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
LING6020 Structure of English Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
LING6030 Second Language Acquisition Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
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