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Overview

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.

Master Of Secondary Teaching

About the Master Of Secondary Teaching

Griffith’s Master Of Secondary Teaching is a postgraduate entry program. You can choose to accelerate your studies over 1.5 years or study full-time over two years. If you choose the accelerated option you will be able to apply for registration six months earlier than graduates from other universities.

If you are a graduate from a non-education background and wish to teach in secondary school settings, this degree will give you the necessary skills and knowledge you need to register with the Queensland College of Teachers. 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.

Secondary applicants to Griffith University will need to be able to identify two of the following teaching areas  (and students 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)
  • Food and Nutrition (Gold Coast) (subject to QCT approval)
  • 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)
  • Visual Arts (Mt Gravatt only)
* These teaching areas must be taken at a senior level and, therefore, require a minimum of six subjects in each area in the undergraduate degree.

 

Alternatively, if you have completed at least six subjects in psychology in your Bachelor 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.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for the Master Of Secondary Teaching

  • Applicants to Griffith University Graduate Master Of Secondary Teaching will need a completed Bachelor degree (or equivalent) that does not lead to teacher registration (with a minimum GPA of 4.0 on a 7-point scale) with disciplinary strengths in two distinctive teaching areas.
  • 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.
  • To meet the non-academic entry requirements, applicants must demonstrate they have the key competencies outlined by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as those attributes, and motivations common to effective teachers. To demonstrate this, you will need to complete an online questionnaire as part of your application.
    • You will also need to provide two written statements addressing the following categories:
      1. Your Motivation and Suitability to Become a Teacher
      2. Your Involvement in Personal Learning and Leadership Activities

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.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Master Of Secondary Teaching
Length of Program:2 years full-time or 1.5 years accelerated 
Intake:February
Prerequisites:completed Bachelor degree not leading to teacher registration (minimum 70% GPA), personal statement
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