Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies(Specific Learning Diff.)

Course 981SL (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


Assoc Prof John Munro


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Course Overview: The Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Specific Learning Difficulties) is designed for classroom teachers who wish to undertake professional development to have a better understanding of the needs of students with specific learning disabilities who have been placed in their classrooms.
Objectives: Students completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Specific Learning Difficulties) should be able to:
  • Deepen their knowledge and extend their understanding in the general area of educational thought and practice in the area of specific learning difficulties
  • Acquire a substantial understanding of relevant theory, and practice and assessment of students with literacy and numeracy difficulties;
  • Be acquainted with the range of expert writing and research on particular topics
  • Be eligible, under particular specified conditions, for employment in designated positions with in the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria, and in other schools and authorities
  • Have an ongoing interest in the study and practice of education for students with additional educational needs
  • Establish a sound basis for further studies in Education at the Master's level.
Course Structure & Available Subjects: Students complete 50 points of study
Subject Options: The course is comprised of four compulsory subjects.
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Entry Requirements: An applicant may be eligible for entry into the Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Specific Learning Difficulties) if the applicant has:
  • Completed an approved degree and an approved teaching qualification or equivalent; or
  • Completed an approved four-year teaching degree, or equivalent; or
  • Completed an approved equivalent qualification which is recognized 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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