The Graduate Certificate in Primary STEM Education equips you with the skills needed to become a world-class mentor and coach of other STEM teachers, and emerge with the ability to inspire your classroom. Teachers will develop knowledge and advanced pedagogical principles in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to be applied in specialised secondary STEM education contexts.
Lead the STEM future
It’s been said that the best way to predict the future is to create it. At Western, we agree but we also think another way is to teach it.
With a greater reliance on technology and science, and the increasingly fast pace of change, it’s important that primary-school teachers like you are equipped with the skills and knowledge to teach the students of the future.
Teachers completing this program will also develop skills in leading interdisciplinary teams to promote and deliver STEM programs in primary schools, and a strong understanding of the importance of research evidence to inform their teaching in STEM. The program is suitable for primary and lower secondary science, mathematics, or design and technology teachers.
This program is taught online to fit in with your current teaching demands.
Top 4 in Australia for THE Impact Rankings on Quality Education
Western is ranked 16th globally for Impact in Quality Education. The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are based on performance against the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Goal # 4 is Quality Education and measures universities’ contribution to early years and lifelong learning, their pedagogy, research and their commitment to inclusive education.
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Graduate with the skills you need to be a STEM leader in schools, developing, enacting and evaluating interdisciplinary curriculum reform for the future. This degree also increases your likelihood of promotion.
This program is not an initial teaching degree but is designed for education professionals already working in the field.
Primary School Teacher
Primary School Teachers teach a range of subjects within a curriculum to primary school students and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
School Principals plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the educational and administrative aspects of secondary schools including physical and human resources.
Curriculum designers are highly trained education professionals who determine the subjects, program outlines, teaching standards and instructional materials used in schools.
Training and Development
Training and Development Professionals plan, develop, implement and evaluate training and development programs to ensure management and staff acquire the skills and develop the competencies required by organisations to meet organisational objectives.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.