Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies(Middle Years Literacies)

Course 981MY (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Year and Campus: 2010 - Parkville
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


Dr Julie Hamston


Education Student Centre

Level 2 Alice Hoy Building

Course Overview: The Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Middle Years Literacies) course addresses the need for all teachers to undergo ongoing professional learning to fulfil the requirements for teacher registration as stipulated by the Victorian Institute of Teaching. The course is focused on developing teachers' knowledge about literacy learning and teaching in the middle years of schooling. The needs of diverse groups of learners and the nature of twenty-first century literacies are also explored.

Students completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Middle Years Literacies) will be able to:

  • Have knowledge of current research in teaching literacy to middle years students;
  • Have the ability to recognise the specific literacy learning needs of students;
  • Have awareness of classroom strategies for developing their students' language and literacy skills;
  • Understand the diversity of the textual modes and types that students need to master, and have the capacity to work with students in achieving this;
  • Understand the importance of developing their students' capacity for critical and creative practice across the range of literacies they use.
Course Structure & Available Subjects: Students complete 50 points of study
Subject Options: Students undertake 4 compulsory subjects
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Entry Requirements:

An applicant may be eligible for entry into the Postgradutae Certificate in Educational Studies (Middle Years Literacies) if the applicant has:

  • completed an approved degree and an approved teaching qualification or equivalent;
  • completed an approved four-year teaching degree or equivalent; or
  • completed an approved equivalent qualification which is recognised by the Faculty as evidence of adequate preparation for the course and has a record of professional or teaching experience in a field and at a level acceptable to the Faculty.
Core Participation Requirements: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
Graduate Attributes: Not available
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