Why enrol in the Graduate Certificate of Education?
Sheridan's Graduate Certificate of Education (GradCertEd) is aimed at individuals who seek to deepen their understanding of educational practice. The program promotes the emergence of educational leaders across the independent, Catholic and public school systems. Sheridan seeks to train educators who exemplify professional excellence, address the needs in their school community and incorporate Christian perspectives into their personal and professional lives. Instruction takes place in a supportive environment that fosters intellectual inquiry, equips for professional practice and encourages servant leadership.
Sheridan anticipates that the GradCertEd program will be a catalyst for building capacity within each teacher's school, stimulating new research that will lead to school improvement, and cultivating a "learning community" for both students and staff.
The GradCertEd is a nested qualification within the Sheridan Master of Education (MEd). GradCertEd graduates who are subsequently accepted into the MEd program will receive full credit for the first six (6) months of their MEd course.
The Graduate Certificate of Education award is accredited by TEQSA as an AQF Level 8 qualification. This course will not enable graduates to register as a qualified teacher in a school or educational facility.