Course Description

This program prepares students to teach in primary or secondary settings. Students undertake a foundation first year and then undertake studies in either primary or secondary education from Year 1/Trimester 3. Students undertake professional practice which includes observation and participation in schools, practice teaching and community field studies.
Foundation (First) Year: All courses in the foundation year of the Bachelor of Education are offered across all three campuses (Gold Coast, Logan, Mt Gravatt).
Primary Education (Gold Coast, Logan, Mt Gravatt): Curriculum areas include history and geography, the way language develops and works, mathematics, science and technology, health and physical education, and the arts. Students studying Primary Education may also take a major in either Health and Physical Education or Special Needs Education or select one of the available minors. Core courses in the Primary Education Major are offered across all three campuses (Gold Coast, Logan, Mt Gravatt). Students may need to travel to another campus to undertake courses specific to a particular second Major or Minor that are not offered on their home campus.
Primary Majors

Health and Physical Education (Gold Coast)
Special Needs Education (Mt Gravatt)

Primary Minors

English Education (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast, Logan)
Mathematics Education (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)
Science Education (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)

Secondary Education (Gold Coast, Mt Gravatt): Students undertake studies in two teaching areas or one teaching area and one major (conditions apply to some teaching area combinations). Core courses in the Secondary Education Major are offered on the Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt campuses. Students may need to travel to another campus to undertake courses specific to a Secondary Teaching Area that are not offered on their home campus.
Secondary Majors

Junior Secondary Education (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)
Learning Support (Mt Gravatt)

Secondary Teaching Areas
Students undertaking two Teaching Areas will select one area from the Teaching Area Content 1 list and one area from the Teaching Area Content 2 list.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,444 total course cost.

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Griffith University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 58.1% (national average 59.9%)
Improved skills: 72.7% (national average 77.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 76.9% (national average 77.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Griffith University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Griffith University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 83.0% (national average 77.5%)
Studying full time: 1.1% (national average 7.4%)
Median full time salary: $61,500 (national average $62,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Griffith University Code: 1567

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