Graduate Certificate in Primary Science Teaching (Leadership) (Level 7)
OP7612Closed to new enrolments
Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.
Study type Trimester
Cost$2,190 NZ Domestic
*This qualification is currently being offered fee-free. Administration fee applies, refer to the fee free offer tab.
This programme gives you the opportunity to build on the science and leadership skills you learnt in the Graduate Certificate in Primary Science Teaching (Curriculum). It will enable you to become a positive advocate of science within your primary school and community and contribute to the future of science in New Zealand. The course material is also appropriate if you are a lower secondary (Year 9 an 10) teacher. When you complete all courses in this programme you can apply to be awarded with the Graduate Diploma in Primary Science Teaching.
OP7612 Graduate Certificate in Primary Science Teaching (Leadership) (Level 7) is closed to new students. Please click on the link to find out about other education related qualifications available at Open Polytechnic.
All current students will need to be enrolled into their final courses by Trimester 3, 2018. The programme will be closing after Trimester 1, 2019.
Fee Free Offer
We are currently offering this qualification fee free. Please refer to the Fee free offer tab below to read the criteria and Terms and Conditions.
What you will learn
On completion of this qualification you will be able to:
- Discuss aspects of the nature of science, its relevance to society and to science teaching
- Outline the foundations of alternative approaches to the teaching of science and explain why this is an appropriate teaching method
- Identify and prioritise challenges and opportunities in science teaching, and develop strategies to meet these
- Contribute to the field of practice-based research in science teaching
- Advocate for effective science teaching and be a positive change agent within the school and beyond.
This qualification has a workplace component. Specific activities in the workplace may include:
- Compiling and commenting on local curriculum documents, or offering alternatives
- Critiquing teaching and learning resources
- Observing /commenting on classroom activities and their outcomes
- Designing, implementing and evaluating learning experiences
- Conducting practice-based research
- Promoting/explaining science and science teaching to colleagues and the community.