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Griffith University Teachers College (Graduate Entry, Primary)

  

Overview

KOM Consultants are the official Canadian representative of Griffith University in Australia. Canadian applications to Griffith Teacher Training program are submitted directly through KOM Consultants at 1-877-318-8203 or info@komconsultants.com.

Griffith University Teachers College Overview

Griffith University have successfully graduated more than 3,000 Canadian students from their Faculty of Education making it the premier destination in the South Pacific region

Griffith has the highest education graduate success rates in Australia and the School of Education and Professional Studies is among the world’s leading education schools, ranked in the top 100 worldwide. Griffith’s education degrees span all levels of learning, from early childhood, primary and middle school, right through to high school, adult and vocational education. Griffith also offer specialist programs in high-demand areas, including special education and autism studies through our Autism Centre of Excellence.

About Master of Teaching

About the Master of Teaching (Primary)

Griffith’s Master of Teaching (Primary) is a postgraduate pre-service teacher education program offered in intensive mode to enable completion in one and a half years. The program provides professional preparation for teaching in primary school (Prep to Year 6) settings. It is designed for graduates from a non-education background wishing to teach in this context.

The program covers the theory and practice of teaching concentrating on the characteristics of learners; the social and educational contexts of education; curriculum studies and professional experience in relevant settings.

Entry requirements

Applicants to Griffith University Master of Teaching Primary must hold an approved degree of equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution carrying a 70% GPA.  Applicants’ non-academic capabilities will be assessed based on the submission of a 1000-word personal statement which must be submitted with their application.

In their personal statement, applicants must address two categories to describe their work and life experiences that demonstrate the AITSL competencies and their understanding of and motivation to study this initial teacher education program.

Category 1: Interest in teaching and children/young people

Write approximately 500 words/one page about your motivation and suitability for teaching. You may consider the following prompts to frame your response:

  • Who or what has inspired you to become a teacher?
  • Why is teaching a good career choice?
  • Why are you interested in teaching children/young people?
  • What subjects are you interested in teaching and why?
  • What does being a good teacher mean?
  • What skills and abilities do you have that will make you a good teacher?

Category 2: Involvement in personal learning and leadership activities

Write approximately 500 words/one page about your involvement in learning and/or leadership activities that demonstrate capabilities such as:

  • Willingness to learn
  • Conscientiousness
  • Resilience
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organization and planning skills

You may consider the following prompts to frame your response:

  • What learning activities have I been engaged in?
  • What leadership activities have I undertaken?
  • What activities of personal interest am I involved in?
  • How long have I participated?
  • How am I involved?
  • What tasks or events have I planned and/or organized?
  • How have I shown that I can work with others?
  • What do I do to overcome obstacles, challenges or problems?

Contact KOM Consultants for full details.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers. This qualification is recognized nationally.

Graduates of Griffith University Master of Teaching are eligible to apply for licensing in Canada, however, it is critical students understand the requirements needed to complete this process before licensing will be granted. KOM Consultants understand the process and requirements needed to enter the teaching profession in Canada. Contact KOM for more information

All students applying directly through KOM Consultants will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Master of Teaching (Primary)
Length of Program:2 Years (accelerated to 1.5 years)
Intake:February
Prerequisites:undergraduate degree carrying 70% GPA, 1000 word personal statement
Interview:not required
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Faculty of Education and Arts
Campus:Gold Coast / Mt. Gravatt (Brisbane)
Country:Australia