By studying this innovative degree, you will meet the national accreditation requirements of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and can choose to be equipped to teach in either primary or secondary settings. You can also complete your degree in just three and a half years, giving you a head start in your teaching career. In your foundation year, you’ll be equipped with a thorough understanding of fundamental teaching principles from a global perspective, with a focus on digital learning. You’ll then select a major in either primary or secondary education, with the option to study a double major. Griffith is the only Queensland university that gives you the freedom to choose your major in your second year. You’ll also undertake professional practice which includes observation and participation in schools, practice teaching, internships and community field studies every year as part of your studies, ensuring that you graduate with a wealth of practical experience and networks. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Education at GU.
Students study over three trimesters each year, completing the program in 3.5 years. Students from any campus can travel between campuses to undertake their selected major or minors. All courses in the Primary Health and Physical Education major except 4082EDN Specialist Planning in Health and Physical Education are also offered online.
Primary majors: early childhood education (Logan, Online); health and physical education (Gold Coast); special needs education (Mt Gravatt, Online). Primary minors: English education (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast, Logan, Online); mathematics education (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast, Online); science education (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast). Secondary majors: learning support (Mt Gravatt, Online).
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This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.
A Suitability Card is required; refer to institution. Students undertaking an initial teacher education program will need to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) to graduate from the program. Students are permitted three test attempts in total for each component. If students fail three test attempts for each component, they will not be able to graduate.
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English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.; LANTITE Literacy status; LANTITE Numeracy status; Teaching Personal Statement
Applications for the March intake close 31 January 2023. Applications for the July intake close 19 June 2023.
For information regarding the Teaching Personal Statement, refer to QTAC website. Primary education: Students selecting primary education from year 2 also need to have completed a General science subject (Units 3 and 4, C). Secondary education: It is recommended that students select teaching areas that they have successfully studied in their senior schooling. In particular, for the mathematics teaching area – Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics and for chemistry, physics or biology teaching areas – Chemistry, Physics or Biology respectively.
English Language Proficiency requirements: Apply to all applicants whose previous studies were completed in a country other than Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom or the United States of America or undertaken in a language other than English. Applicants must attain an IELTS – academic (or equivalent) of 7.5 overall (with a minimum score of 8 in speaking and listening, and minimum score of 7 in each of the other subtests), obtained within two years prior to the start of the program, or the successful completion of one year of full-time bachelor level study where the language of instruction is English completed in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, UK or USA. .
Previous Education studies: If you have achieved a ‘satisfactory’ result for one or more component of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) at another institution, the ‘satisfactory’ result can be carried across with your program application. You are not eligible to apply for a place in the program if one or more components of LANTITE remains at ‘unsatisfactory’ after two test attempts for that component. Griffith University does not support reset of LANTITE test attempts.
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Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.
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Griffith University graduates are in demand and find employment in the independent, Catholic and State education systems in Queensland as well as nationally and overseas. Your teaching career can also lead into senior positions such as a head of curriculum or positions with central school administration such as a policy adviser, curriculum officer or principal. Rather than teaching in schools, you could choose to follow a different pathway and work in training settings in industry and government, outdoor education, adult literacy, libraries, educational research, education policy, or consultancy.
31/2 years Full time or 8 years Part time