Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood Studies)
The Graduate Certificate in Education is an 18 unit program offered by the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work on a full fee-paying basis. It normally is completed in one semester full-time or two semesters part-time.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification. However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The Early Childhood Studies specialisation aims to:
- Enable students to critically interrogate the research literature in order to design new learning environments that are meaningful and support new understandings in the 21st century.
It is expected that graduates from this specialisation will be able to:
- Increase their knowledge base about how children learn in contemporary times
- Develop new understandings about what ‘new learning’ might look like in 21st century education
- Design new learning contexts that promote deep learning and capable students who are engaged with knowledge production in the 21st century.
Program of study
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood Studies), 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 comprising:
EDUC9315 STEM Growing a Generation of New Learners (4.5 units)
EDUC9314 Multimodal Childhoods in the 21st Century (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)