Teachers Certificate Course

Teachers' Certificate CourseAPPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2021The SPELD NSW Teachers’ Certificate Couse is a highly regarded Professional Learning program aimed at developing teacher understanding of Specific Learning Difficulties and effective, evidence-based instruction in Literacy and Numeracy. The course is focused on language and literacy development, with individual modules on Oral Language and Phonemic Awareness, Reading & Phonics, Spelling, Handwriting and Morphology, Writing Ideation & Grammar. One module is dedicated to understanding core Numeracy skills and Specific Learning Difficulties in Mathematics.

In 2021, SPELD NSW will be offering two enrolment options for the Teachers’ Certificate Course – Online + Webinar during terms 2 and 3 and Online + Face-to-Face during terms 3 and 4.

Why consider the SPELD NSW Teachers’ Certificate Course 

The SPELD NSW Teachers’ 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? 

2021 Course Dates

Fully Online Course – Terms 2 and 3

  • Module 1 – 18 April to 9 May – Live webinar on 1 May, 9am to 12.30pm
  • Module 2 – 9 May to 30 May – Live webinar on 22 May, 9am to 12.30pm
  • Module 3 – 30 May to 27 June – Live webinar on 12 June, 9am to 12.30pm
  • Module 4 – 11 July to 1 August – Live webinar on 24 July, 9am to 12.30pm
  • Module 5 – 1 August to 22 August – Live webinar on 14 August, 9am to 12.30pm
  • Module 6 – 22 August to 12 September – Live webinar on 4 September, 9am to 12.30pm

Blended Learning Course – Terms 3 and 4

  • Module 1 – 11 July to 1 August – Face to Face workshop on 17 July, 9am to 6pm
  • Module 2 – 1 August to 22 August – Face to Face workshop on 7 August, 9am to 6pm
  • Module 3 – 22 August to 12 Sept – Face to Face workshop on 28 August, 9am to 6pm
  • Module 4 – 3 Oct to 24 Oct – Face to Face workshop on 9 October, 9am to 6pm
  • Module 5 – 24 October to 14 Nov – Face to Face workshop on 30 October, 9am to 6pm
  • Module 6 – 14 Nov to 5 December – Face to Face workshop on 20 Nov, 9am to 6pm

Teachers' Certificate Course Modules

The Teachers' Certificate Course will be held in two modes - webinar + online AND face-to-face + online. The content of both courses is identical but differs in delivery.

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.

What teachers are saying about the Teachers' Certificate Course

“Thank you SPELD NSW and all those involved for coordinating such an extraordinary course. We have all come a long way on this journey and I know that I am now a better educator because of my time with the SPELD NSW Teacher Certificate Course. I truly can’t recommend this course highly enough!”
Cassie
Primary School Teacher
“Over many years I’ve completed many hours of Professional Development and I can without hesitation say that the recent SPELD NSW course I completed was by the far the best I’ve ever attended. I looked forward to each weekend and always came away with new ideas, resources, contacts and an excitement to implement change. The speakers were all highly experienced and credentialed, always providing practical and essential training to further successful intervention. It was great to form friendships with other teachers from various sectors all whom shared a passion to assist the struggling student. The assignments tasks were relevant and enabled clarification of learning needs and additionally, in depth evaluation of teaching methodologies and process. It is my pleasure to highly recommend this course.” I would highly recommend this course for new and ‘old’ teachers alike.”
Lyn
Regional Anglican College
“Certificate Course for Teachers of Children with Specific Learning Difficulties was without doubt the most practical and inspiring professional development program I have undertaken. Experts in their various fields shared the latest research and best practice models to enhance the learning outcomes of our students. Meeting over six weekends with a group of highly motivated people was also a plus. Everyone benefited from each other’s skills and experiences. I would highly recommend this course for new and ‘old’ teachers alike.”
Nadine
Teacher Independent School

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