Why study the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies

This program provides advanced professionally orientated coursework designed for practising teachers, administrators, and other educational professionals, or for professionals in other areas wishing to gain expertise in education.

International students may undertake the program but will not be eligible for a field of study as the sequence of courses required for each field can only be taken on a part-time basis.

Commonwealth Supported Places are available for Australian citizens, permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens for Career Development field of study.

Summary

  • Program code
    5448
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 4; or

Have complted post secondary study and two years full-time work experience in a professional capacity in a relevant or comparable education setting.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Further study options

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Courses and Programs

Fields of study

The following is a list of fields of study available in the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies.

When you graduate, any fields of study you have finished will be listed on your degree certificate.

Behaviour Management

This field is designed to give teachers the knowledge and skills needed to identify, describe, and manage students' challenging behaviours in schools.

This field of study develops students' knowledge and skills in:

  • Contemporary, evidence-based practices in behaviour support
  • Assessment and understanding of the functions of challenging behaviours
  • Developing and implementing strategies for behaviour interventions across a range of environments
  • Monitoring and evaluating behaviour support strategies

Career Development

Career development is the process of managing learning and work across the lifespan. This field prepares students to work as career development practitioners in a range of education, work and organisational settings to provide individuals with support in their career decision making, learning and work transitions.

Commonwealth Supported Places are available for Australian citizens, permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens.

Curriculum

The Curriculum field of study offers students the opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment issues that is responsive to the introduction of the Australian Curriculum. It explores contemporary issues associated with curriculum in schooling and education. The field considers priority areas in the Australian curriculum and also offers students the opportunity to study in a core learning area.

Leadership

In a 21st century knowledge society, leadership has emerged as a critical contributor to positive outcomes, overall success and sustainability to organisations and institutions in education and education-related fields. In such an increasingly complex and uncertain future, transformative leadership competencies encompassing distributive and collaborative domains have become essential. The Master of Educational Studies (Leadership) is designed for individuals committed to undertaking transformative leadership roles in order to improve their respective workplaces and to make an impact through their professional practice informed by research. This field of study provides learners with leading-edge knowledge and understandings about leadership and management that inform their practice within educational institutions (including schools, colleges, TAFE institutions), government departments and other organisations. The field of study focuses on the skills, knowledge and attitudes required by leaders in our discontinuously changing world, and challenges students to develop as critically reflective, flexible and ethically collaborative change leaders of learners and thinkers.

Supporting Diverse Learners

The Supporting Diverse Learners field of study takes a developmental perspective situating young people with special needs and learning difficulties in context in order to better understand their learning and behaviour. It develops the skills, knowledge and values to teach students with a range of diverse abilities and needs, from students with developmental disabilities to those who may have difficulties in learning, as well as those at risk of school failure or disengagement. The field focuses on understanding individual, contextual, and systematic factors that affect learning and behaviour for individuals with learning or special needs including issues associated with assessment, curriculum, pedagogy and whole-life learning.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. A full definition of "field of study" is available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

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