Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary)
Course code: 1737 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipEd(Sec) ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Education
Study mode and course location
Off-campus (Gippsland - P/T only)
Multimode (Gippsland - F/T only)
This program of studies is designed for graduates who wish to become secondary school teachers. The course combines academic studies of the foundations of education with curriculum specialism teaching units appropriate to the student's first degree.
In the process of studying this Graduate Diploma of Education students will engage in a range of teaching and learning approaches, in university and fieldwork settings. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to apply for registration in Victoria as a secondary school teacher.
Non-compulsory weekend schools may be offered in some units for off-campus students.
The course comprises 48 points of study. Students are required to successfully complete eight units, comprising:
Full-time course structure
Core education units
Core curriculum units
Elective curriculum units
Curriculum specialism units
Supervised teaching practice
The supervised teaching practice component of the course is conducted in blocks. The full-time course consists of the following units:
Some full-time on-campus students may be required to attend sessions at a residential camp before the first teaching round.
Part-time course structure
Curriculum specialism units
Each student must choose two curriculum specialism units. Students are advised to consult the list of curriculum specialism units above, together with the outlines for each unit and their prerequisites. This information should then be used to choose two sets of curriculum specialism units.
With permission from the course advisers, students may undertake study in curriculum specialism units in multimode (ie a combination of on-campus and off-campus units).
Please note the following:
(i) some curriculum specialism units may only be available in off-campus mode every second year
(ii) the availability of any of the curriculum specialism units from year to year is dependent on the faculty's ability to provide appropriate tutorial assistance, supervision and teaching practice facilities.
Students in doubt about the suitability of their qualifications for employment should check with the Registration and Accreditation unit of the Victorian Institute of Teaching (telephone +61 3 8601 5800) GPO Box 531, Collins St West, Melbourne, Victoria 8007, Australia.
The course includes a total of 50 days of school placements. Students must be available to undertake their school placements on a full-time basis. Students who are employed in schools must complete at least 25 days of supervised school placement in a setting other than the school at which they are employed.
Graduates are eligible for employment as secondary school teachers in the government, Catholic and independent school systems in Victoria. For interstate and overseas positions, applicants are advised to check with local authorities.
Telephone +61 3 9905 2819 (Clayton) or +61 3 9902 6367 (Gippsland), or visit http://www.education.monash.edu.au.
Ms Jennifer Brown (Clayton), Dr Ann Ryan (Gippsland)