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  • Objectives
    The course is professionally-oriented and is intended for people currently employed in education, special education or education management, those who would like to be so employed, and those who have an interest in developing their knowledge and practice in these areas. It provides students with an introduction to knowledge and skills in their area of interest, with a focus on understanding and changing practice. Learning outcomes It is expected that graduates from a Graduate Certificate in Education will be able to: * critically discuss and evaluate current theory and research in selected areas of educational policy and practice; * examine recent writing in the field of education with an informed critical perspective; * translate knowledge gained from reading, discussion and writing into educational practices; * contribute to the informed construction of educational policy, whether local, national or global.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature. Credit may be granted, on application, for topics completed or being undertaken towards another relevant graduate certificate or masters degree, or for accredited professional development. In addition to this generic admission requirement, some specialities in the graduate certificate have additional admission criteria, as follows: * The Graduate Certificate in Education ((Behaviour), Graduate Certificate in Education (Learning Difficulties), Graduate Certificate in Education (Vision Impairment), Graduate Certificate (Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice), and Graduate Certificate in Education (Leadership and Management) require that applicants have not less than two years' relevant work experience. * The Graduate Certificate in Education (Orientation and Mobility) requires that applicants have at least one year of relevant experience. * The Graduate Certificate in Education (IBMYP) requires that applicants are teaching in an International Baccalaureate school. * ### The Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education) is offered to Flinders University teaching staff only. Interested academic staff members, please email kay.govin@flinders.edu.au for an application form to request for admission into the course. Applications for admission to GCE (Higher Education) must be received by 21 January 2009 to commence in Semester 1, 2009 and by 31 May 2009 to commence in Semester 2, 2009. The Graduate Certificate in Education may be completed in one semester full-time, or the equivalent part-time. However as not all topics are offered in every semester some specialisations are not suited to full-time study.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate in Education
  • Course description
    THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION AND RELATED SPECIALISATIONS DO NOT QUALIFY GRADUATES FOR TEACHER REGISTRATION.

    INTRODUCTION

    The Graduate Certificate in Education is an 18-unit program offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology on a Commonwealth Supported basis and is available on campus and in distance mode.

    Students may focus study into a number of specialisations as set out below.

    If a specialisation is completed, then the award is a named Graduate Certificate in Education with the title of the specialisation given in brackets, eg Graduate Certificate in Education (Learning Difficulties).

    If there is no specialisation, then a Graduate Certificate in Education is awarded.

    Note that the specialisations marked with # are also available in distance mode:

        * Behaviour #  [distance mode ONLY]
        * Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice
        * Gifted Education
        * Higher Education ###
        * International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP)
        * Leadership and Management #
        * Learning Difficulties #
        * Learning and Teaching #
        * Mathematics and Science Education #  [distance mode ONLY]
        * Orientation and Mobility # [not offered in 2009]
        * Professional Learning
        * Special Education #
        * Studies of Asia #
        * Vision Impairment #  [distance mode ONLY]

    ### Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education) is offered to Flinders University teaching staff only.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY [February, 2009]

    To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Education, a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in any topics listed below or additional topics offered at the masters level within the School of Education, or approved topics at this level from other awards in the University.

    To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Education in a speciality area, a student must complete 18 units of study with a grade of P or NGP or better according to one of the following programs.

    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (BEHAVIOUR)

    To complete the Behaviour speciality, students must complete 18 units in the following program of study:

    EDSP9061
        

    Understanding Behaviour in Educational Contexts

    EDSP9062
        

    Assessment, Planning and Teaching in Behaviour

    EDSP9063
        

    Supporting Behaviour Change

    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE)

    To complete the Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice speciality, students must complete 18 units in the following program of study*:

    EDES9401
        

    Learning, Development and Educational Practice §
        

    6

    EDES9402
        

    Psychology and Instruction §
        

    6

    EDES9403
        

    Research in Cognition and Instruction §
        

    6

    * All topics will be offered in face-to-face mode, either in regular semester patterns at Flinders University, or in intensive mode in off-shore locations. Actual delivery will be subject to demand.

    § Available in external mode.

    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAM [IBMYP]))

    To complete the IBMYP speciality, students must complete :

    EDES9506
        

    Curriculum Processes in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP)

    EDES9507
        

    Teaching and Learning in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP)

    EDES9508
        

    Assessment and Learning in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP)

    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (GIFTED EDUCATION)

    To complete the Gifted Education speciality, students must complete:

    Core topic

    EDSP9056
        

    Conceptions of Giftedness

    plus

    EDSP9057
        

    Curriculum and Policy: Inquiry and Analysis

    EDSP9058
        

    Gifted Education in Practice

    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (LEARNING AND TEACHING)

    To complete the Learning and Teaching speciality, students must complete:

    EDES9401
        

    Learning, Development and Educational Practice
        

    and any two of the following topics:

    EDES9007
        

    Directed Study

    EDES9402
        

    Psychology and Instruction

    EDET9406
        

    Teaching and Learning with New Technologies

    EDSP9025
        

    Intervention for Problems in Literacy

    EDSP9007
        

    Theories of Behaviour Management

    EDSP9026
        

    Programming for Students with Special Needs

    EDSP9014
        

    Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education

    EDSP9060
        

    Numeracy, Mathematics and Learning Difficulties

    EDES9407
        

    Issues in Professional Learning

    LEGL9200
        

    The Legal Context of Teaching

    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (LEARNING DIFFICULTIES)

    To complete the Learning Difficulties speciality, students must complete any three of the following topics:

    EDSP9009
        

    Education of Children with Learning Difficulties

    EDSP9014
        

    Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education

    EDSP9025
        

    Intervention for Problems in Literacy

    EDSP9026
        

    Programming for Students with Special Needs

    EDSP9060
        

    Numeracy, Mathematics and Learning Difficulties

    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (VISION IMPAIRMENT)

    To complete the Vision Impairment speciality, students must complete the following topics:

    EDSP9010
        

    Studies in Vision Impairment 1
        

    and any two of the following topics:

    EDSP9023
        

    Directed Study in Special Education

    EDSP9011
        

    Studies in Vision Impairment 2

    EDSP9045
        

    Studies in Braille: Research and Practice*

    EDSP9046
        

    Orientation and Mobility*

    EDSP9053
        

    Theory of Orientation and Mobility 1

    * To be taken concurrently.

    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY) [not offered in 2009]

    To complete the Orientation and Mobility speciality, students must complete any three of the following topics:

    EDSP9010
        

    Studies in Vision Impairment 1

    EDSP9023
        

    Directed Study in Special Education

    EDSP9050
        

    Methods of Orientation and Mobility 1

    EDSP9053
        

    Theory of Orientation and Mobility 1

    EDSP9055
        

    Theory of Orientation and Mobility 2

    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (SPECIAL EDUCATION)

    To complete the Special Education speciality, students must complete any combination of topics selected from those offered within the Master of Education (Special Education) to a total of 18 units.

    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (PROFESSIONAL LEARNING)

    To complete the Professional Learning speciality, students must complete the following program of study:

    EDES9407
        

    Issues in Professional Learning
        

    EDES9408
        

    Leading Professional Learning
        

        

    plus either
        

    EDES9007
        

    Directed Study
        

        

    or a negotiated topic from those offered within the Master of Education
        

    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (STUDIES OF ASIA)

    To complete the Studies of Asia speciality, students must complete 18 units according to the following program of study:

    EDAS8003A
        

    Studies of Asia: SOSE Learning Area 1
        

    6

    EDAS8004A
        

    Studies of Asia: SOSE Learning Area 2
        

    6

    EDAS8005A
        

    Studies of Asia: Arts Learning Area 1
        

    6

    EDAS8006A
        

    Studies of Asia: Arts Learning Area 2
        

    6

    EDAS8007A
        

    Studies of Asia: English Learning Area 1
        

    6

    EDAS8008A
        

    Studies of Asia: English Learning Area 2
        

    6

    EDES9362B
        

    Education Field Study: Asia
        

    6

    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT)

    To complete the Leadership and Management speciality, students must complete 18 units according to the following program of study:

    EDES9603
        

    Organisation Theory and Context
        

    6

    EDES9606
        

    Managing Human Resources
        

    6

    EDES9609
        

    Strategic Planning and Management
        

    6

    EDES9615
        

    Leaders and Leadership
        

    6

    EDES9618
        

    Developing People in Organisations
        

    6

    EDES9625
        

    Knowledge Management for Organisational Learning
        

    6

    EDES9627
        

    Leading and Managing in Rural Contexts
        

    6

    EDES9628
        

    Globalisation: Issues and Challenges
        

    6

    EDES9636
        

    Managing Innovation in Organisations
        

    6

    POAD9041
        

    Financial and Resource Management
        

    6

    POAD9110
        

    Project Management
        

    6

    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION)

    To complete the Mathematics and Science Education speciality, students should complete the following topics:

    EDES9828
        

    Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education
        

    6

    EDES9827
        

    Teacher Leaders and Issues in Science and Mathematics Education
        

    6

    EDES9829
        

    Action Research for Teachers in Science and Mathematics
        

    6

    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (HIGHER EDUCATION)

    To complete the Higher Education speciality, students must complete :

    EDES9512
        

    Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education

    EDES9513
        

    Specialised Individual Project in Teaching and Learning

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