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Graduate Certificate in Education: Introduction to Teaching (OUA)


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Title Graduate Certificate in Education: Introduction to Teaching (OUA)
Course Code C1157
Study Level Graduate Certificate
Organisational Unit Education
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Graduate Certificate in Education (Introduction to Teaching)
Duration 1 Semester full-time
Availability OUA (Australia) (external)
This course is not available to International Students on a Student Visa.
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description The Graduate Certificate Education: Introduction to Teaching introduces students to the profession of teaching and their role as an educator. The course enables students to appreciate the diverse roles and responsibilities of the teacher, to understand students as individuals, groups and phases of learning, and to develop a critical awareness of the function of schooling in Australia. The course integrates professional experience in virtual settings as well as observations in primary or secondary schools. Students completing Graduate Certificate Education: Introduction to Teaching have the option to apply for entry to a Master of Teaching (Primary), Master of Teaching (Secondary), or the Master of Education (Coursework).
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings A recognised Bachelor's degree.

Students demonstrating English competence via IELTS, or an equivalent English Language proficiency assessment, must have attained an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 (with no score less than 7.0 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening), on entry.
Course Learning Outcomes Course Learning Outcomes:
1. Communicate and represent specialist knowledge of education: history, theory, practice, schooling, curriculum, program, ideals and contexts.
2. Investigate, review, analyse and synthesise knowledge to gain insight into the diverse perspectives embedded into the field of education.
3. Use a diagnostic approach and reflective practice to design, evaluate and plan for personal and professional growth in the field of education.
Professional Accreditation Please note that this course is NOT a recognised Initial Teacher Education course
Professional Experience Prior to any school based experience, it is mandatory that pre-service teachers complete or obtain several forms and clearances. Information and forms regarding these mandatory requirements can be accessed via the Professional Experience website: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/School-of-Education/Professional-Experience Completion and submission of these mandatory requirements is essential before placements can be arranged.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 12 credit points

Core Units - 9 credit points

EDU616 Teaching, Learning and Working in Culturally Diverse Environments - 3 points
OUA: S2-external

EDN517 Learning: Multiple Perspectives, Policies and Practices - 6 points
OUA: S2-external

Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

EDN550 Transition to Teaching - 3 points
OUA: SP2-external


EDN5501 Transition to Teaching - 3 points
OUA: SP2-external

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