The Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education is an 18 unit program offered by the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved higher education institution.
However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education aims to:
- critically interrogate the early childhood research literature and policy frameworks
- design new learning environments that are meaningful and support new understandings in the 21st century
- explore the changing regulatory and policy status of practitioners and the positioning of the child
On completion of this course you will be able to:
- evidence your understandings and analysis of contemporary approaches to, practices and research in early childhood education
- justify conceptualisations and analysis of what ‘new learning’ reflects in relation to birth to 8 years of age within institutional influences
- design alternate approaches which respond to the changing contexts in which the care and education of young children are central
Program of study
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education, a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
Not all topics necessarily are available in a given year.
Option - Year 1 topics
18 units selected from:
EDUC8836 Partnerships, Parents and Participation GE (4.5 units)
EDUC9314 Multimodal Childhoods in the 21st Century (4.5 units)
EDUC9315 STEM Growing a Generation of New Learners (4.5 units)
EDUC9120 Introduction to Teaching and Research in the Education Profession (4.5 units)
EDUC9222 Researching Play and Pedagogies (4.5 units)
EDUC9303 Critical Pedagogies for a Changing World (4.5 units)