Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary)
Applications are open for Semester 2. Apply now and study Teacher Education in 2013!
From Semester I 2015, the Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) will be replaced with a Master of Teaching (Secondary). As a result, Semester 2, 2013 and Semester 1 and 2, 2014 are the FINAL opportunities to apply to study the Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary). The Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) qualifies you for teacher registration in AS LITTLE AS ONE YEAR. If you have been considering becoming a teacher, ACT NOW and fast-track your pathway to Teaching!
About the Course
The Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) is a pre-service teaching qualification that integrates Christian faith and worldview with academic learning and teaching practice.
Accredited with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the Graduate Diploma provides the approved fourth year preservice teacher education for teacher registration with the NSW Institute of Teachers.
The Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) is taught over two semesters (one year full time) or two years part time.
Mode of Study
The Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) is delivered via online learning. Students have access to WI online which provides access to courses, resources, discussion forums, discussion posts regarding the courses, staff and student information, calendar dates, and a digital drop box for assignments which are submitted electronically. Tutors are in regular contact with students to answer questions on the study material and provide feedback on assignments.
On Campus Requirement
A compulsory orientation is run at the beginning of the course. This orientation includes workshops, tutorials, introduction to the semester’s units plus a child protection workshop. The orientation also familiarises students with the online delivery system (WI Online) and the student portal.
Candidates should hold a university undergraduate degree and satisfy the prerequisites for admission in having completed degree studies relating to secondary curriculum as specified by the NSW Institute of Teachers. Whilst Wesley Institute will assess your qualifications after you have applied, you should do a self-assessment against the Institute of Teachers’ prerequisites prior to applying.
The course is designed around three strands. Units in strands 1, 2 and 3 are compulsory.
1. Foundational Studies
- Introduction to Teaching
- Cultural Perspectives in Teaching
- Psychology for Teachers
- Teaching Students with Diverse Abilities
- Teaching Biblical Studies
2. Curriculum Studies
(One method covering two units I & II is compulsory and candidates are encouraged to take a second teaching method covering two additional units I & II).
- Mathematics I & II
- Science I & II
- English I & II
- History I & II
- Commerce/Business Studies
- Geography I & II
- Studies of Religion I & II
- Music I & II
- Drama I & II
- Dance I & II
- Technology Studies Method I & Design and Technology Method
3. Professional Experience
- Professional Experience, I, II (45 days in total)
The professional experience (practicum) is normally undertaken in schools in the area in which the pre-service teacher lives.
Education Fees (42KB PDF)
FEE-HELP is available.
FEE-HELP (FEE Higher Education Loan Programme) is a loan facility for eligible students (ie, an Australian citizen or those who hold a permanent humanitarian visa) enrolled in fee-paying, postgraduate non-research courses.
FEE-HELP is similar to the deferred payment arrangements allowed to undergraduate students through HECS-HELP. It enables eligible students to apply for a loan from the Commonwealth Government to cover part or all of their tuition fees, and to defer repayment of the loan (CPI linked) until their income reaches the minimum payment threshold. The main difference is that the course fees the loan covers are not set within ranges stipulated by the government, but are each institution's discretion.
Scholarships for Secondary Teaching are available through the NSW Department of Education and Communities. Click here for more information.
How to Apply
Simply follow the link below for the easy steps on how to apply.