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The Graduate Certificate and Master of Education with a specialisation in International Schooling are specifically designed for those working in international schools. These courses are available by distance education anywhere in the world.
These courses will provide you with comprehensive understanding of contemporary education issues and discourses relating to international schooling, including:
Should you choose the research pathway, you will become familiar with appropriate research methods and conduct a small scale research project related to your school.
Deakin’s postgraduate courses in international schooling have been developed for professional educators looking to expand career prospects by advancing the knowledge required to be even better teachers and managers in international schools worldwide.
All courses are offered off campus by full-time or part‑time
The Graduate Certificate is usually completed over two trimesters of part-time study and the Master of Education over four or five trimesters.
The Graduate Certificate of Education comprises 4 credit points of study and is equivalent to a half year of full-time study. The Master of Education comprises 8 credit points of study and is equivalent to a year of full-time study. Both courses can be spread over a number of years.
Courses are constructed from a mix of specialist and generic units. For a list of all units please see the course summary links above.
The Graduate Certificate requires two specialist units and the Master of Education requires four specialist units in International Schooling.
Specialist units in International Schooling:
The Master of Education can be taken as a coursework only program by completing four further units which allows you to tailor your program around your area of interest.
Alternatively, the Master of Education can be completed through a research pathway. Those wishing to proceed with a PhD will need to complete all four research papers and should plan their enrolments accordingly.
Deakin recognises and will cross credit appropriate professional learning undertaken at other universities such as the University of Bath and Oxford Brookes University, through their study schools.
Subject to documentation and a Professional Development Report we may also recognise professional learning undertaken as part of professional development workshops run by organisations such as the International Baccalaureate Organisation, the Council of International Schools, the European Council of International Schools, the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools, the Teacher Training Centre, the Principals Training Centre and the International Education Certificate offered by Putting it Into Practice.
Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Education should hold an approved three-year degree or diploma with a teaching qualification or teaching experience.
Applicants who have completed the Graduate Certificate
in Education; or who have completed four years of tertiary
study including an approved teaching qualification; or have completed
fours years of tertiary study and have at least three years of
teaching experience will be offered entry to the Master of Education
Special Entry is also available and assessed at the time of application.
You may apply for Credit for Prior Learning if you believe your qualifications exceed the normal minimum requirements for admission.
If you are a Domestic student (that is a citizen of Australia or New Zealand or you have a permanent resident visa) you can enrol on line by going to www.deakin.edu.au/apply
If you are an International student you can enrol by going to www.deakin.edu.au/apply or by downloading an application form from www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/international/off-campus/ and sending it in by mail.
Please ensure that you are aware of closing dates and further application requirements, follow all the application steps and provide all relevant information regarding previous study and work experience. For more information about how to apply and closing dates visit www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/postgrad/.
You can begin your course in Trimester 1 or Trimester 2.
Trimester 1 begins in March and Trimester 2 in July. Applications for Trimester 1 should be submitted to the University by February and applications for Trimester 2 by early June. Early applications are advisable.
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These courses do not guarantee registration or licensure although they may well be applicable towards certification in many jurisdictions. Deakin University does not grant licensure. This must be obtained through relevant national or state Education Departments.
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