Teacher Certificate Course - SPELD NSW

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Teacher Certificate Course

Teacher Certificate Course - Literacy InterventionAPPLICATIONS OPEN FOR TERM 3, 2024The SPELD NSW Teacher Certificate Course is a highly regarded Professional Learning program aimed at developing teacher understanding of Specific Learning Difficulties and effective, evidence-based instruction in literacy and literacy intervention. The course is focused on language and literacy development, with individual modules on Learning, Oral Language, Phonemic Awareness and Phonology, Explicit Phonic Intervention, Fluency, Vocabulary & Comprehension, Spelling, Handwriting & Morphology, and Adjustments and Intervention Planning.

In 2024, SPELD NSW will be offering the Teacher Certificate Course twice.  The first time in Terms 1 & 2 and the second time in terms 3 & 4.  The Teacher Certificate Course will be run entirely online with a combination of online activities and live webinars. 

Applications open for Term 3 2024.

The cost of the Teacher Certificate Course is $2,250 (inc GST).  The course cost includes Individual SPELD NSW membership worth $70.  More details on the course, application process and payment arrangements are included in the Information Pack. 

Why consider the SPELD NSW Teacher Certificate Course 

The SPELD NSW Teacher Certificate Course is suitable for Learning Support teachers, Primary School Classroom teachers, High School literacy and support teachers, new graduates and specialist tutors. 

What is the course structure?

What are the course outcomes? 

Teacher Certificate Course Modules

The Teacher Certificate Course is run online in a combination of online activities and live webinars. The course includes pre-recorded lecture, videos, readings, quizzes and live online/face to face workshops, practical application and reflection tasks. An online learning platform with discussion forums provides opportunities to collaborate.

Teacher Certificate Course 2024 Dates Apply Today

Term One & Two Online Course - APPLICATIONS CLOSED

  • Introductory Week

    30th January - 4th February

  • Module 1

    5th February - 25th February
    Live Webinar: 12th March, 3:45pm - 5:45pm

  • Module 2

    26th February - 24th March
    Live Webinar: 9th April, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Module 3

    25th March - 5th May
    Live Webinar: 9th April, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Module 4

    6th May - 2nd June
    Live Webinar: 21st May, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Module 5

    3rd June - 23rd June
    Live Webinar: 18th June, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Module 6

    24th June - 7th July
    Optional Q&A Webinar: 2nd July, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Term Three & Four Online Course - APPLY NOW!

  • Introductory Week

    15th July - 21st July

  • Module 1

    22nd July - 11th August
    Live Webinar: Saturday, 3 August 9am to 12.30pm

  • Module 2

    12th August - 8th September
    Live Webinar: 28th August, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Module 3

    9th September - 20th October
    Live Webinar: 25th September, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Module 4

    21st October - 17th November
    Live Webinar: 6th November, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Module 5

    18th November - 8th December
    Live Webinar: 4th December, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Module 6

    9th December - 20th December

NESA Accreditation

Modules 1-5 of the Teacher Certificate Course are accredited with NESA for a total of 36 hours of accredited professional learning.  Participants can access each of these NESA accredited modules by enrolling in the whole Teacher Certificate Course.

Module 1

Completing Teacher Certificate Course (Literacy Intervention): Module 1: Mind Matters will contribute 7 hours 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptors 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 5.1.2 & 5.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Module 2

Completing Teacher Certificate Course (Literacy Intervention): Module 2: Sound It Out will contribute 6 hours and 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptors 2.1.2, 2.5.2 & 5.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Module 3

Completing Teacher Certificate Course (Literacy Intervention): Modules 3: To the Letter: Explicit Phonics Instruction will contribute 6 hours 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptors 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 2.5.2, 5.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Module 4

Completing Teacher Certificate Course (Literacy Intervention): Modules 4: In a Word will contribute 8 hours and 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptors 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 5.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Modules 5

Completing Teacher Certificate Course (Literacy Intervention): Modules 5: Spell Bound will contribute 7 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptors 2.1.2, 2.5.2 and 3.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

What teachers are saying about the Teacher Certificate Course

“This was by far the best course I have ever done and would highly recommend it. All six modules were practical and informative. The online format made it easier for me to complete it, as I could work around teaching and family commitments. I have made many adjustments to my own teaching practice based on what I have learnt and have seen the positive impact of this on the students I teach. I now feel much more confident in my role as Learning Support teacher as I have a wealth of knowledge I can draw from.”
“I learnt so much, with many "Ah Hah!" moments. This course brought together so many elements of lived experience and best practice theory, seamlessly connecting them. I feel I have developed a strongly integrated skill set, with awareness of big picture connections, as well as the specific knowledge and skills needed to confidently and effectively ensure a highly inclusive, adaptable approach that supports learners to succeed. Thank you!”
"The SPELD Teacher Certificate Course provided valuable knowledge, skills and strategies to support students in developing literacy ... skills. This course taught me things that should be essential for every teacher in every school. I feel empowered to make a difference to my students.”

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