|University and Faculty:||Griffith University
Faculty of Arts, Education & Law
|Programs:||Master of Teaching (Primary)
Master of Secondary Teaching
|University Location:||Gold Coast & Brisbane Australia|
|Campus Location:||Cold Coast, or Mt Gravatt (suburb of Brisbane)|
|Program Duration:||1.5 years|
|Trimester Intake:||Jan/Feb each year|
|Next Intake:||Jan/Feb 2018|
|Est. Indicative Annual Tuition:||$26,500 AUD (2017)|
The School of Education and Professional Studies is one of the largest teaching areas at Griffith University. The school is part of the Faculty of Faculty of Arts, Education & Law, and offers undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research for more than 3500 students.
Building on a 40-year history of teacher preparation, the Griffith School of Education and Professional Studies brings this experience into a dynamic unit that operates across three campuses: Gold Coast, Logan and Mt Gravatt. The school and its staff and students are leaders in teaching and learning in the networked world, utilising innovative technologies and offering flexible program design.Master of Teaching (Primary)
As a primary school teacher you'll bring the foundations of knowledge to young learners. You'll understand and positively apply to students from years Prep-6 the key disciplines that underpin the national framework for learning and teaching. With a Griffith Primary Education degree you are held in high regard within the sector and stand to benefit from Griffith University's strong links with schools and industry partners. These include options to work in public, private and independent schools in Australia and overseas.
If you are a graduate from a non-education background, this teacher education degree will give you the professional preparation to teach in primary school and early years settings.
Students will learn the theory and practice of teaching, including the characteristics of learners, the social and educational contexts of education, curriculum studies and professional experience in relevant settings.Master of Secondary Teaching
The Master of Secondary Teach program at Griffith University replaces the Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) from 2018—a change sought by the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) in response to government requirements. Accelerated over 1.5 years, this degree will enable students to apply for teacher registration 6 months earlier than graduates from other universities.
If you are a graduate from a non-education background, perhaps seeking a career change, and wish to teach in secondary school settings, this new degree will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge you need to register as a teacher.
You will learn the theory and practice of teaching, as well as about the characteristics of learners and teachers and the social contexts of education. The degree includes education studies, curriculum studies in two nominated teaching areas, and professional experience in secondary school settings.
Experience through work-integrated learning
The Griffith School of Education and Professional Studies difference lies in linking theory and practice through work-integrated learning. Students will develop teaching skills in exciting and varied locations and through an intensive internship, take responsibility for planning, teaching and assessing students in a real school classroom.
Both the Master of Teaching Primary and the Master of Secondary Teaching are two-year programs offered over 1.5 years.
This qualification is recognised nationally, and upon graduating, graduates are eligible to register with the Queensland College of Teachers.
With these qualifications, students are also eligible to apply for teacher certification in Canada.
To be eligible for admission to the Griffith Master of Teaching (Primary), you must have
While prior work or relevant professional experience is a not a requirement for eligibility for admission, applicants will be encouraged (for the purposes of selection) to include in their application a statement and/or evidence relating to the nature of any previous experience which they feel would be relevant to their suitability for teaching. For example, additional certification such as in community learning settings.Griffith University Primary Teaching Areas
The Arts; English; Health and Physical Education; Mathematics; Science; History, Geography and Technology.
To be eligible for admission to the Griffith Master of Secondary Teaching, you must have
You will need to be able to identify two of the following teaching areas: Biology, Business and Economics, Chemistry, Drama*, English, Geography*, Health and Physical Education, History, Integrated Science, Languages other than English (LOTE)*, Mathematics, Music*, Physics, Technologies, and Visual Arts*.
*Available at the Mt Gravatt campus only (all others available at both Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt). If you are studying at the Gold Coast you may select teaching or specialisation areas offered at Mt Gravatt and study that teaching area at the Mt Gravatt campus.
Applicants must have completed a quarter of their degree (a minimum of six subjects) in their first nominated teaching area. The second teaching area must include a minimum of another six courses for senior secondary or four courses for junior secondary.
Total Number of Places in the Program: no set quota
Application Deadline: No set deadline; however, candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program's start date.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Shannon Tilston