Highlights

  • Ideal for educators who aspire to lead the transformation of STEM education in a school or other educational context.
  • Build conceptual connections within and between the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
  • Learn today, use tomorrow with our real-world courses.
  • You can choose to specialise in this area or choose option units across a range of topics.
  • Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).

Highlights

  • Ideal for educators who aspire to lead the transformation of STEM education in a school or other educational context.
  • Build conceptual connections within and between the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
  • Learn today, use tomorrow with our real-world courses.
  • You can choose to specialise in this area or choose option units across a range of topics.
  • Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).

Study this course anywhere, anytime.

You don't have to leave home to go to university. This course is one of the many QUT degrees you can study online.

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Why choose this course?

This course is ideal for educators who want to engage in professional learning to develop their STEM pedagogical content knowledge and skills. It caters for educators who:

  • are working across the age spectrum from early childhood to Year 12, and adult or workplace learning
  • have different levels of experience and responsibility
  • have varied levels of STEM pedagogical content knowledge, including qualified STEM educators, those teaching out-of-field, or educators in leadership positions
  • are professionals working in non-school contexts, such as curriculum developers.

Real-world learning

The professional learning activities are designed to be immediately relevant to your STEM education practice. You will be prompted to trial your developing ideas and reflect on the outcomes as you study. You will also be encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to learn together with your peers from diverse backgrounds.

Learn from the best

Our teaching staff collectively represent a diverse range of STEM education knowledge, skills and experiences across a wide range of educational contexts. Many of these STEM educators are members of QUT’s STEM in Education Research Group and are active in leading the advancement of STEM education and teacher professional learning, locally, nationally and internationally.

This course was developed in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, including educators in schools and other contexts.

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What to expect

STEM education plays a significant role in inspiring and preparing learners for the jobs of the future.

This Graduate Certificate in Education (STEM In Education) encourages you to take a critical view of STEM in education as you reflect upon and evaluate your current practice. You will seek ways to transform your teaching and learning as you:

  • explore an interconnected approach to the interpretation, construction, enactment and assessment of STEM curriculum
  • identify and overcome the challenges faced in the enactment of innovative education practice
  • develop your professional network and relationships that will extend beyond the duration of your study.

Flexible delivery

This study area is offered part time. Each of the study area’s units is delivered over a five- or six-week teaching period to enable full-time teachers to participate and integrate their study into their practice for real world outcomes.

You will be supported to fully participate in classes and workshops. The face-to-face workshops are scheduled at convenient times for teachers and other educators. You can choose to participate in these workshops as an online student if you are able to log in to our video conferencing technology at the scheduled times. Alternatively, you can access the recordings of the workshops at a more convenient time for you. There will be other opportunities to connect with your peers and tutors through scheduled support sessions using video-conferencing technology, or online discussion and collaboration forums.

Assessment items or practicum

Your assessment will involve the development of a digital portfolio, which will represent your development of STEM in Education knowledge, understanding and skill. In some instances you can use past teaching practices as an example to critique using your new knowledge, and in other assessment tasks you will develop practices and strategies, which you may be able to incorporate in your future teaching. Importantly, you can tailor your assessment items to your current practice or particular interests.

In each unit, you will undertake individual or group activities and you will be encouraged and supported to use a range of techniques to record your contribution. These may include written documents, media presentations, and other digital artefacts.

Supportive community

You will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded peers and be encouraged and supported to share ideas as you work towards transforming your teaching and your students’ learning in STEM. You will have access to a range of support services available at QUT. The professional network and relationships developed during the course can continue to benefit you in your future efforts to lead and transform STEM education.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

This course can enhance outcomes for people in professional, schooling, and other contexts, including the ability to: 

  • lead the transformation of STEM education in a school or other educational context
  • improve your pedagogical content knowledge in STEM, both within and between the disciplines
  • better prepare your students for careers of the 21st century
  • build your professional networks.

Course articulation

You have the option to keep learning and build towards a Master of Education. 

Possible careers

  • Head of department
  • Teacher

Details and units

To graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Education (STEM in Education) you will need to complete all units in the STEM in Education major. You may only study the STEM in Education major part time.

 

The Graduate Certificate in Education (STEM in Education) is only available to non-student visa holders or international students studying from their home country. This course is available 1 year part-time. To graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Education (STEM in Education) you will need to complete all units in the STEM in Education major.

International students studying on a student visa may only study full time. If that's you, you will need to refer to Graduate Certificate in Education - Choice of Units to create a full-time course structure.

Requirements

Course code
EU60
Delivery
  • Online
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • External
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
6 months full-time
1 years part-time
Duration
1 years part-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
  • A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or

  • A recognised diploma in any discipline with at least two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in any field; or

  • Five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in any field

Minimum academic requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in the relevant discipline.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $2,000 per year full-time (48 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $14,900 per year full-time (48 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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