Graduate Certificate Steiner Education
within the Master of Education
at the University of the Sunshine Coast
The Graduate Certificate in Steiner Education is a four course specialisation within the Master of Education (MEd) program at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Upon completion of the four Steiner Education courses, candidates may choose to exit the Master of Education program or continue to complete the full Masters level degree. These courses have been designed for teachers new to Steiner education and experienced teachers who want to explore Steiner education at a deeper level through an accredited pathway. Early childhood teachers, primary and high schools are invited to enrol as well as anyone interested in furthering their understanding of Steiner education who has completed a four year equivalent education degree.
We are very pleased to announce that the course outlines should be available on the USC website by mid to late January. The courses have been written and will be taught by two highly experienced and accomplished Steiner educators, Dr Shelley Davidow and Dr Bronwen Haralambous. The courses will be consistently reviewed by the USC and SEA Advisory Committee. The link below gives a very short introduction from Dr Shelley Davidow:
The Graduate Certificate Steiner Specialisation comprises the following four courses which can be completed online or on campus:
- EDU781 Contemporary Issues in Steiner Education (Semester 1 2017 onwards)
- EDU782 The Art of Steiner Education (Semester 2 onwards)
- EDU783 Steiner Curriculum Development and Evaluation (Semester 1 2018 onwards)
- EDU784 Assessment Principles and Practice in Steiner Education (Semester 2 2018 onwards)
Only two Steiner specialisation courses are delivered each year (one per semester as indicated above). Students who wish to complete a full Masters of Education program in either full or part time mode, should consult the USC Master of Education website to find the full list of courses available that may be taken at the same time as the Steiner specialisation course for that semester. http://www.usc.edu.au/learn/courses-and-programs/postgraduate-degrees/master-of-education. For those who wish to only study the Graduate Certificate Steiner Education, there will only be one course per semester offered (2 years for all courses to be delivered). However, depending on the popularity of the course all four might be offered in 2018. There will not be prerequisites, students can enrol at any time. http://www.usc.edu.au/learn/courses-and-programs/courses/faculty-of-science-health-education-and-engineering-courses/steiner-education
Course delivery mode
The Steiner specialisation courses will be delivered in blended mode. That is, each course will be delivered via a 2-hour lecture/tutorial for the first 6 weeks of the course, followed by a 2-day (Friday & Saturday) intensive of 7 hours per day (total course delivery 26 hours). For students who cannot attend the first 6 weeks of the course, online materials will support your study. Attendance at the weekend intensive for each course is a requirement to ensure direct access to important content for successful completion of course assignments. There will be limited online support provided for the delivery of the intensive component of the course.
Calendar of courses for 2017
Semester 1: EDU781 Contemporary Issues in Steiner Education
Weeks 1-6, week commencing 27 February 2017
Weekend intensive: Friday 7th and Saturday 8th April 2017
Semester 2: EDU782 The Art of Steiner Education
Weeks 1-6. Week commencing 24 July 2017
Weekend intensive: Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd September
Details of enrolment in the Master of Education at USC can be found at the above web link and specific details about the Graduate Certificate in Steiner Education can be found at https://www.usc.edu.au/learn/courses-and-programs/postgraduate-degrees/graduate-certificate-in-steiner-education For other enquiries, please contact Virginia Moller Acting CEO Steiner Education Australia, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
USC Student enquiries: email@example.com
Shelley Davidow, Lecturer in Curriculum and Pedagogy, is the University of the Sunshine Coast contact person for the Graduate Certificate in Steiner Education and she can answer further enquiries via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that following admission procedures to the university, once a student accepts their offer, they must then follow up the offer by enrolling in the course.
So what are you waiting for?