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Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies

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Overview

Are you a practising teacher or educator looking to expand your in expansive educational contexts to obtain or update your expertise?

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies from the University of Newcastle is a postgraduate qualification focused on combining both theory and practice to help you apply your knowledge in modern educational environments.

Throughout this program you will develop an advanced understanding of the broader issues which affect the learning environment, including the differences between educating boys and girls, the pedagogy of learning and how to teach students whose first language isn’t English.

You will be able to hone your skills in specialist subject areas including mathematics, literacy and engineering. There is also the opportunity to undertake coursework in educational research, requiring you to complete a minor thesis.

Whichever path you choose, this postgraduate program offers you the opportunity to broaden your career opportunities in the education profession.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Is it for you?

If you are a professional educator, interested in developing your skills and career opportunities in the field, the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies could be the program for you. Supported by flexible learning and the ability to tailor the program to suit you individual requirements, the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies at the University of Newcastle offers a convenient and highly regarded education, providing you with a well-regarded educational experience.

Depending on your area of interest, you will be able to choose from up to 26 specialisations offered by the University. Some of these specialisations include:

  • deaf/hard of hearing early intervention (delivered by Renwick Centre)
  • disability studies (available every second year)
  • pedagogy
  • personalised learning.

For a full list, see the ‘Details’ tab.

To be eligible for the program you must have completed a bachelor degree. Along with this prior learning, you must also sit a mathematics test and achieve a result of 75% or higher for entry into the program.

To find out more about what you will study, visit the 'Study' tab.

Study

The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Education Studies offers an advanced and specialised postgraduate education that can be completed in one year full-time. Presenting you with up to 26 possible specialisations, you will study four courses in your chosen specialisation preparing you to steer your education in the most suitable direction to meet your career goals.

Some examples of the available specialisations include:

  • Aboriginal studies
  • comparative and international education
  • early childhood education
  • emotional disturbance/behaviour disorders.

For the comprehensive listing of available specialisations you should visit the ‘Details’ tab.

Should you be interested in specialising in history, mathematics, listening and spoken language, sign bilingual, sensory disability, deaf/hard of hearing early intervention or teachers of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), you will need to meet specific requirements which are also outlined on the ‘Details’ tab.

The Graduate Certificate in Education Studies has been designed to appropriately combine theory and practice, with an emphasis on applying research findings to achieve best educational practices.

To find out more about where the Graduate Certificate in can lead you, visit the 'Careers' tab.

Careers

As an educator working in school, rural, distance and higher education, health services, business and consultancy/advisory services, you will be able to use the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies from the University of Newcastle as a platform to enhance and specialise your career opportunities and professional needs.

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies has been designed to provide you with clear professional development opportunities leading into more senior roles within specialist areas of education. You may apply your newly acquired skills in public or private schools, or even take yourself out of the classroom and into consultancy or advisory positions.

For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies read the ‘Details’ tab.

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