Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education

Learning and Teaching

Are you a passionate educator looking to enhance your teaching skills in higher education and adult learning? Facilitated by experienced academics from Notre Dame's Learning and Teaching Office this nested suite of programs is for those interested in developing their learning and teaching practices to meet the demands of teaching adults in the 21st century. It is underpinned by a growth model and a scholarly approach. The suite has been created so that you can complete and exit with the Graduate Certificate (four courses in total). You can build on the Certificate to earn the Graduate Diploma (eight courses in total), and exit here or continue your studies at the Master’s level (by coursework).

  • Why study this program?

    Delivered fully online, the program provides rich opportunities to acquire new skills from a scholarly and evidence-based approach to learning and teaching in higher education. This includes the ability to analyse and critically evaluate contemporary theories and practices to inform innovative curriculum design, effective student learning, as well learn how to plan, implement and evaluate teaching, learning and assessment practices. This program introduces students to the process of researching their own practice and/or wider learning and teaching phenomena. In this way students investigate and solve many of the challenges of the contemporary higher education context. It is suitable for individuals considering a tertiary teaching career, or those who are already teaching in higher education. The award articulates to the Graduate Diploma and a Master in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education by coursework. Students can also go on to and complete a Graduate Diploma and a Master in Health Professional Education.

  • Program summary

    • Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education
    • Designing Curriculum for Effective Learning
    • Principles and Practices of Assessment and Evaluation
    • Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning  OR Supervising Postgraduate Research

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

  • Entry requirements

    Applicants must have a recognised Bachelor's degree in any discipline.

  • Fees

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

  • More information

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