Graduate Certificate in Education (Curriculum)

School of Education

Designed to be completed in six months of full-time study, the Graduate Certificate in Education (Curriculum) provides a cohesive and specialised program of study for those wishing to deepen their understanding of contemporary school curriculum.

  • Why study this program?

    Are you a four-year trained teacher who would like to know more about curriculum development? If so, the Graduate Certificate in Education (Curriculum) is the ideal postgraduate degree for you. This program covers topics such as Justice and Social Teaching, Leading Curriculum Planning, Strategic Management in Education and Children of High Ability.

    Committed to excellence, social justice and the pastoral care of students and staff, Notre Dame offers a uniquely personal approach to teaching and learning. We empower students to build on their knowledge and experience, sharpen their skills and challenge them to succeed in their chosen field. With support from academic staff who are specialists in their fields, you receive an unparalleled education with best practice content and a practical approach to teaching and learning.

    Graduates of this program may choose to enrol in a Master of Education.

  • Program summary

    Students must complete four of the following courses:

    • Instructional Leadership
    • Values Across the Curriculum
    • Mentoring and Coaching Graduate, Early Career and Established Teachers
    • Positive Education: Wellbeing and Student Achievement
    • Trends in Early Childhood
    • Development and Teaching
    • Justice and Social Teaching
    • Teaching and Leading in the Middle Years of Schooling
    • Strategic Management in Education
    • Early Childhood Curriculum Development
    • Instructional Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities

    Students may undertake study as a part-time or full-time student, commencing in Summer Term (January), in Semester 1 (February) or April Intensive, in Winter Term (July), in Semester 2 (July) or October Intensive, subject to course availability.

    For a list of courses available please see Schedule of Courses 2022.

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Entry requirements

    Applicants must:

    • Hold the equivalent of a four year teaching qualification; and
    • Have at least three years of professional experience.
  • Fees

    For more information and indicative fees please visit the Fees page.

  • More information

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