GD-EDSC v.1 Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary Education)
Course CRICOS Code: 006101B
Registered full-time Duration: 1 Year
Graduate Diplomas prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.
This course enables those with approved qualifications to become certificated teachers. The course is accredited nationally and the qualification is also recognised in other countries. The course adopts an integrated approach to educational theory and practice. It is not an appropriate course for qualified teachers.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Graduate Diploma are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
The selection of a teaching specialisation is based on the content studied in the applicant’s bachelor degree. Applicants who do not have English as a first language will need a minimum proficiency of 7.5 (IELTS).
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to some Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
Course Entry/Completion Note
Students will need a Working with Children Card and a Police Clearance before they go into schools in Semester One. Applications can be made to Curtin’s Admissions Centre as well as the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre, 100 Royal Street, East Perth 6004. Overseas students apply directly to Curtin's International Office.
Graduate Diplomas contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from to pursue learning in a specialised area of study.
The units are drawn from curriculum, foundation and teaching studies. Because secondary school teachers are usually employed to teach more than one school subject, it is a requirement that students include a minor study in a second curriculum area. The units are scheduled over two semesters in sequence. A total of 11 weeks field experience is undertaken and consists of supervised teaching segments and teaching assignments. There is also additional experience in schools in connection with academic units.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. make informed decisions regarding teaching and learning based on a comprehensive understanding of the learner and application of the curriculum
2. be reflective, creative and critical in the approach to teaching and learning
3. decide what information is needed and find it from a range of sources using appropriate technologies. Make valid judgements regarding teaching
4. communicate effectively and work collaboratively in educational contexts
5. use technologies appropriately to engage students in effective learning and for other educational purposes
6. be self-motivated, critical, and reflective in their practice based on ongoing professional learning
7. think globally and consider issues from a variety of perspectives and apply international standards in teaching and other educational situations
8. teach effectively in ways that are responsive to the diverse needs of students through integrating socio-cultural context and values within educational scholarship and practice
9. demonstrate proficiency in the range of skills required by effective teachers. Apply high standards in all aspects of their work as teachers. Value professional and community partnerships and demonstrate leadership in education
Duration and Availability
The course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study. It has a semester one and two intake (on a limited basis).
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|EDSC5000||v.1||Introduction to Professional Practice in Secondary Education||2.0||25.0|
|EDSC5019||v.1||Development and Special Needs in Education||3.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||50.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|INED5000||v.1||Teaching and Learning Strategies in an Indigenous Context||2.0||12.5|
|EDSC5017||v.1||Technologies to Engage Learners||2.0||12.5|
|EDSC5002||v.1||Theories of Learning||3.0||12.5|
|EDSC5003||v.1||Advanced Professional Practice in Secondary Education||35.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 1 Semester 1||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|EDSC5010||v.1||Curriculum and Instruction in Lower Secondary Arts||3.0||25.0|
|EDSC5011||v.1||Curriculum and Instruction in Lower Secondary English||3.0||25.0|
|EDSC5012||v.1||Curriculum and Instruction in Lower Secondary Languages||3.0||25.0|
|EDSC5013||v.1||Curriculum and Instruction in Lower Secondary Mathematics||3.0||25.0|
|EDSC5014||v.1||Curriculum and Instruction in Lower Secondary Science||3.0||25.0|
|EDSC5015||v.1||Curriculum and Instruction in Lower Secondary Social Sciences||3.0||25.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 1 Semester 2||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|EDSC5004||v.1||Curriculum and Instruction in Upper Secondary Arts||3.0||25.0|
|EDSC5005||v.1||Curriculum and Instruction in Upper Secondary English||3.0||25.0|
|EDSC5006||v.1||Curriculum and Instruction in Upper Secondary Languages||3.0||25.0|
|EDSC5007||v.1||Curriculum and Instruction in Upper Secondary Mathematics||3.0||25.0|
|EDSC5008||v.1||Curriculum and Instruction in Upper Secondary Science||3.0||25.0|
|EDSC5009||v.1||Curriculum and Instruction in Upper Secondary Social Sciences||3.0||25.0|
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