Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood) (E5L)

Overview  2019

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Duration

Minimum 1.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school (extended)

Full Fee Paying places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood) students will meet the following course objectives:
  • demonstrate educational knowledge and its application in the provision of effective education to their students, with a particular focus in early childhood education;
  • have ownership of a reasoned and critical perspective;
  • demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of research to evidence based practice; and
  • exhibit the ability to implement research findings in their area of interest or responsibility.

The units are offered externally on-line, web-based and negotiated study.

Applicants wishing to undertake the Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood) should apply for the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (Early Childhood) (E4T). This is an alternative pathway for domestic students wishing to study on a Commonwealth Supported (CSP) basis.

Course Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge - Graduates will know and understand:

  • The theoretical foundations and practice of education (including various specialisations), and how these can facilitate enhanced pedagogical approaches, curriculum, policy, and student engagement from a global perspective;
  • The relationship between reflective practice and professional standards in local and/or global education contexts, and how each can define, validate and enhance learning and teaching;
  • The key research principles and methods applicable to extending knowledge in their specialised area of interest.

2. Skills - Graduates will:

  • Critically reflect on practice and/or research findings to develop new understandings that can inform sound professional judgment, planning and decision making;
  • Apply education theory to specific content and/or pedagogical knowledge to inform and advance learner outcomes and/or systemic developments within their own contexts;
  • Initiate constructive responses to changing educational contexts and learner needs.

3. Application of Knowledge and Skills - Graduates will: 

  • Utilise educational theory and professional knowledge to design and evaluate programs in different learning and teaching contexts.
  • Independently utilise professional standards and contemporary scholarly literature to reflect on practice and facilitate positive educational change.
  • Plan and conduct independent inquiry to inform professional practice.

4. Communication, Collaboration and Leadership - Graduates will: 

  • Communicate professionally and effectively across diverse settings and audiences;
  • Apply their knowledge and skills in collaborative practice and/or leadership roles.

5. Professional Learning - Graduates will:

  • Utilise contemporary literature and professional standards to improve practice and promote constructive and collegial learning in educational contexts;
  • Employ appropriate technologies to investigate and share practice with peers engaged in professional communities;
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning.

6. Ethical Professional Practice - Graduates will:

  • Conduct their practice and engage with stakeholders in an ethical, collaborative, professional and accountable manner;
  • Understand that, globally, educational professionalism requires ethical standards as well as evidence-based and exploratory approaches to teaching and learning.

Career outcomes

Professional Recognition

Students in this course already possess teaching registration status.

Course structure

Year 1

This is the first of four units designed for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education Graduate Certificate (Early Childhood), specialising in teaching children (Birth-8 years). This unit interrogates current early childhood curricula and pedagogies. Topics include planning using relevant…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will focus on conceptual development and pedagogical content knowledge for teaching children fundamental aspects of literacy, mathematics and science. A range of play-based strategies for supporting the development of viewing, reading, writing, and speaking and listening skills will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit connects theory, policy and practice concerning leadership and advocacy in early childhood. Topics will include contemporary models that foster effective leadership, constructive management strategies and considered ways to promote advocacy in early childhood. Students will also have opportunities…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit supports professionals undertaking a small-scale systematic investigation into an aspect of learning, or development within a learning context or setting. It aims to enhance students' knowledge of key theoretical perspectives, along with their skills of practitioner research, data…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students are also required to complete the following Professional Experience units

ESM784 Professional Experience (Birth - 2 years)

ESM785 Professional Experience (3 - 5 years)

ESM786 Professional Experience (6 - 8 years)

Entry requirements

The University requires applicants for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood) degree to hold a Bachelor of Education or a degree in other discipline with a Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Teaching, or Master of Teaching, or to those holding equivalent qualifications.

Applicants wishing to undertake the Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood) should apply for the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (Early Childhood) (E4T). This is an alternative pathway for domestic students wishing to study on a Commonwealth Supported (CSP) basis.

Full credit may be gained toward the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours and Master of Education.

The course articulates to the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours and the Master of Education

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

Scholarships

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