Griffith University

Master of Teaching

Graduate

Details

University Location Gold Coast, Queensland
City Population 600,000
Student Population 50,000
Int'l Student Population 8,500
Main Campus Gold Coast
Program Campus Gold Coast and Mount Gravatt
Program Duration 1.5 – 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $29,000 AUD (2020 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake February 2020
Application Deadline No set deadline*

Overview

Griffith University is among the best for education graduate success rates in Australia and our School of Education and Professional Studies is ranked in the top 100 worldwide.

As a Griffith teacher education student, you 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. Both the Master of Primary Teaching and the Master of Secondary Teaching are accelerated programs (2 years full-time equivalent offered over 1.5 years).

Program

Primary
As a primary school teacher, you’ll bring the foundations of knowledge to young learners. You’ll understand and positively apply to students (Kindergarten–Grade 6) the key disciplines that underpin the national framework for learning and teaching.

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.

Secondary
The Griffith Master of Secondary Teaching will enable you to apply for teacher registration six months earlier than graduates from other universities. 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.

Placements
You 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.

Admission Requirements

Primary

Completed undergraduate degree
Applicants must have a completed undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on a 7.0 point scale) and sufficient breadth to address the range of key teaching areas.

While prior work or relevant professional experience is a not a requirement for eligibility for admission, you will be encouraged (for the purposes of selection) to include a statement and/or evidence relating to the nature of any previous experience which you feel would be relevant to your suitability for teaching. For example, additional certification such as in community learning settings.

Primary key learning areas: The Arts; English; Health and Physical Education; Mathematics; Science; Humanities and Social Sciences and Technology.

Secondary

Completed undergraduate degree
Applicants must have a completed undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on a 7.0 point scale) with disciplinary strengths in two distinctive teaching areas.

You will need to be able to identify two of the following teaching areas (and you may choose to take teaching areas from another campus and travel to the campus at which those teaching areas are offered):

  • Biology (Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt)^
  • Business (Gold Coast only)^
  • Chemistry (Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt)^
  • Design Technologies (Gold Coast only)
  • Digital Technologies (Gold Coast only)
  • Drama (Mt Gravatt only)
  • Earth and Environmental Science (Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt)^
  • English (Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt)
  • Health and Physical Education (Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt)
  • History (Mt Gravatt only)
  • Instrumental Music (Mt Gravatt only)^
  • Languages other than English (LOTE) (Mt Gravatt only)^
  • Mathematics (Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt)
  • Music (Mt Gravatt only)
  • Physics (Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt)
  • Psychology (Mt Gravatt only) (offered from 2019)
  • Visual Arts (Mt Gravatt only)

^These teaching areas must be taken at a senior level, therefore require a minimum of six subjects in each area in the undergraduate degree.

The second teaching area must include a minimum of another six courses for senior secondary or four courses for junior secondary.

Alternatively, if you have completed at least six subjects in psychology in your bachelor’s degree, you may nominate one of the above teaching areas to a senior level (for which you meet the study requirements with a minimum of six subjects) and complete the Learning Enhancement specialist area. In this specialist area, you will gain the skills needed to provide learning support to students with additional needs. You will be able to work in secondary settings where you advise teachers in their planning and/or teach in secondary special education settings.

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date.