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Master of Primary Teaching
Griffith University - Mt Gravatt

Course outline

If you are a graduate from a non-education background, this pre-service teacher education degree will give you the professional preparation to teach in primary school settings (Prep to Year 6). Accelerated over 18 months, you’ll be eligible to apply for teacher registration six months earlier than graduates from other universities. You’ll 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. During your degree you will have at least 60 days of professional experience, as we support you into your teaching career. You will also choose one of three specialisations: mathematics education, English education, or science education. Your specialisations will help prepare you to take a leadership role in schools. All three specialisations are areas of high interest and demand in schools, making you a competitive and valuable staff member. For more course information, visit Master of Teaching – Primary at GU.

Note

Students can study over three trimesters each year, completing the program in 1.5 years.

The majority of offers for this course will be made in the 23 December offer round. Applicants should complete their Teaching Personal Statement and provide any outstanding documents by no later than 10 December 2021 to be considered to this offer round.

Offers may continue to be made after the 23 December offer round should places still be available in the course. For more information check course offers and vacancies.

Fee notes

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.

Other requirements

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.

Admissions Criteria

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Prerequisites

LANTITE Literacy status; LANTITE Numeracy status; Prior study; Teaching Personal Statement; Teaching area study requirements

Fixed closing date

Applications close 30 January 2022.

Additional entry requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0 on a 7.0 point scale, which does not lead to teacher registration. Previous degree must have significant breadth to address the range of teaching areas expected by employers.

For information regarding the Teaching Personal Statement, refer to QTAC website.

English Languge 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 three years full-time bachelor level study where the language of instruction is English completed in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, UK, 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 component of LANTITE remains at ‘unsatisfactory’ after two test attempts for that component. Griffith University does not support reset of LANTITE test attempts.

Griffith Guaranteed Admission Schemes do not apply to this program.

The majority of offers for this course will be made in the 23 December offer round. Applicants should complete their Teaching Personal Statement and provide any outstanding documents by no later than 10 December 2021 to be considered to this offer round.

Offers may continue to be made after the 23 December offer round should places still be available in the course. For more information check course offers and vacancies.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2021
93.00
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2021

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2021

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Notes

Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Griffith University has one of the highest education graduate success rates in Australia. Our graduates are in demand and find employment in the independent, Catholic and State education systems in Queensland as well as nationally and overseas. You will be prepared for a career as a teacher in the public or private sector, which can lead to senior positions such as a head of curriculum or positions in central school administration such as policy adviser or curriculum officer or principal. Your education degree can also lead to many other areas of work. 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.

Course Code
223332
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Fee
CSP/$4000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Masters qualifying course
Study Area
Education
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

11/2-2 years Full time or 3-4 years Part time

Location
Brisbane
 
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