Excelsia has several Teaching Courses starting in July which are Commonwealth Supported Places – offered at no cost to students.
The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies is nested within the Master of Teaching program (Primary or Secondary) and can be offered as a standalone, entry or exit award. It is a Commonwealth Supported Place, meaning it is 100% subsidised and students are not required to pay course fees.
Although it does not qualify you to teach, the graduate certificate in educational studies open up a range of opportunities to explore the foundations of education, become familiar with the function of schools and schooling, and the responsibilities of classroom teachers.
This course also provides a broad overview of the goals of schooling, including the promotion of equity and excellence and support of young Australians to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, as well as active and informed citizens.
The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies is a great opportunity to gain an overall understanding of education, pedagogy, curriculum, assessment and diverse classrooms before immersing yourself in the practical side of a teaching qualification, should you wish to transition into the Master of Teaching program.
The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies can be completed in six months, during which you will complete four foundation units.
To gain entry to this course, applicants must have completed a recognised undergraduate degree from an Australian university (or a recognised overseas university). However, for those wishing to progress into a Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary), additional entry requirements are in place.
Applicants may be admitted to the Master of Teaching (Primary) upon successful completion of an accredited Bachelor degree containing at least one year of full-time equivalent studies (eight semester-long units of study) relevant to one or more Key Learning Areas (KLA) of the primary school curriculum. Applicants may be admitted to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) upon successful completion of an accredited Bachelor degree with a major study in a designated area related to the first school subject (specialisation) they wish to teach.