Enhance your teaching skills.
You will love this program if you want to upgrade your skills and knowledge in a collaborative environment with other like-minded educators. Develop higher levels of expertise in pedagogy, curriculum development, assessment, and action research.
It’s an opportunity to link theory to education practice. You’ll work under the supervision of USC’s highly trained staff, all with doctoral qualifications in education, with many of our graduates forming strong professional networks from completing the program.
This is an excellent pathway to a Master’s in Education.
A student entering the Graduate Certificate in Education program will normally be required to hold a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) qualification in Education or a Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) qualification from a non-Education discipline from a recognised institution.
Application and admission advice
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Toowoomba graduate teacher heads to Dysart
Learning essential classroom skills has helped a Toowoomba graduate become a physical education and science teacher at Dysart State High School.
20 April 2016
Year 2s to help train teachers at USC
FIFTY little Year 2 students from Siena Primary School will march across to the University of the Sunshine Coast tomorrow morning (Thursday 21 April) to teach USC’s pre-service teachers a lesson.
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Six out of six for USC graduate teachers
Six students who last month became the first to graduate from the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast are all now working as teachers across the state.
5 May 2014
USC helps children have fun with homework
University of the Sunshine Coast preservice teachers are helping Nambour children have fun while topping up their literacy learning after school.
What will I study
Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and a recommended study sequence.
Required course (4) 48 units
Select 4 courses (48 units) from:
EDU712 Diversity and Inclusion
EDU715 Literacy and Numeracy across the Curriculum
EDU716 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Perspectives in Teaching and Learning
EDU717 Using Data for Learning
EDU719 Teacher as Global Practitioner
Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.
Total units: 48
Recommended study sequence
This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.
In order to graduate you must:
- Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the Program Structure
- Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
- The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
- It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
- Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
- Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.
How to apply
Am I eligible to apply?
- Confirm that you meet the program specific admission requirements, prerequisites and recommended prior study outlined on Why study this program?
- Confirm that you meet the general postgraduate admission requirements and English Language Proficiency requirements
- Download and complete the Application for postgraduate coursework form and submit directly to USC.
- Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation to Student Central by the due date.
Apply direct to USC International
International students should contact USC International
How to enrol
New to USC?
Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in the correct courses (subjects).
Before you enrol it's important to check your commencing program structure and the published recommended study sequence to make sure you study the right courses at the right time and will be ready to graduate from your degree when you plan to.
To better understand your program structure and for instructions on how to review your progress and plan your remaining courses, visit the Managing your progression page.
Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.
View step-by-step instructions to enrol at How do I enrol?
Refer to the Academic Calendar for key dates, including the last day to add, drop or swap a course or class and Census dateas.