Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Year and Campus:||2011 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||50 credit points taken over 6 months part time.|
CoordinatorDr Russell Cross
ContactEducation Student Centre
The Postgraduate Certificate in Modern Languages Education (Stream A) is designed for people who are already qualified to teach in Australian schools but do not have qualifications in teaching Languages Other Than English (LOTE) and wish to obtain an initial formal qualification in the specialisation of LOTE. In combination with an approved initial teaching qualification, the Postgraduate Certificate in Modern Languages Education is recognised as an approved course of study for appointment and promotion to tagged positions within the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development). Qualifying for the Certificate will fulfil the first half of the requirements for the Master of Modern Languages Education 100 A.
|Objectives:||The course aims to upgrade and/or retrain teachers in Modern Languages Education in the primary, secondary and adult education sectors. More specifically, it is intended that graduates should be able to: |
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||This stream is designed for already qualified teachers who wish to become registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching as a teacher of LOTE.|
|Subject Options:|| Students must take four compulsory subjects: |
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
March, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Year Long, Semester 1, Semester 2
1. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to pursue the course successfully using the following criteria:
• an undergraduate degree and a fourth year level education qualification, or a four-year education degree, or equivalent; and
• a three-year post-VCE major in a language other than English, or a high degree of proficiency in a language other than English.
2. The Selection Committee may conduct interviews and tests and call for referee reports and employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.
(a) Successful completion of a three-year post-VCE major in the language other than English is a requirement for LOTE teacher accreditation in Victoria.
(b) Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Modern Languages (Stream A) or the Postgraduate Certificate in Modern Languages (Stream B) may be eligible to progress to the Master of Modern Languages (Stream A) or Master of Modern Languages (Stream B), respectively, with 50 points credit.
(c) Students who discontinue from the Master of Modern Languages (Stream A) or the Master of Modern Languages (Stream B), but have successfully completed the requirements of the Postgraduate Certificate in Modern Languages (Stream A) or the Postgraduate Certificate in Modern Languages (Stream B), respectively, will be eligible to receive the Certificate as an exit award.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Graduate School of Education welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Graduate School policy to take reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the Graduate School’s programs.
In all courses
Students who feel a disability will prevent them from meeting the above academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit.
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