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Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Education

Bachelor of Education

  • ID:GU610062
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$31,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$31,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
Estimated Total/program:
$174,436.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C); General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3&4, C); Non-academic entry requirements. Primary Ed students from second year will need a General Science subject (Units 3&4, C) or equivalent.

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous secondary 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. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 7.5 in IELTS (Academic) with a score of at least 8.0 for Listening and Speaking and a score of at least 7.0 for Reading and Writing;

  • OR a score of at least 4 in each of the areas of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing in the ISLPR*;

  • OR successful completion of at least one year full-time Bachelor-level study where the language of instruction is English in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom or the United States of America.

* The ISLPR test will only be accepted if it has been administered by ISLPR Language Services, 9 Gowrie Street, Mt Gravatt, Queensland.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Other Requirements

Applicants must also complete non-academic entry requirements to be eligible for this program.

Science prerequisites for Primary Education

Please refer to the Bachelor of Education Primary Prerequisites Guide for more information.

Note: 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.

Course Information

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). Trimester 3 offerings of 1199EDN, 1399EDN, 1499EDN and 1599EDN for students who commence in Trimester 2 will be offered on the Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt campuses only.

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 Early Childhood 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

  • Early Childhood Education (Logan)

  • 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

  • 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. Students undertaking the Learning Support major will select one area from the Teaching Area Content 2 list.

Teaching Area Content 1

  • Biology (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)

  • English (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)

  • Digital Technologies (Gold Coast from 2020)

  • Food and Nutrition (Gold Coast from 2020)

  • Geography (Mt Gravatt)

  • History (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)

  • Mathematics (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)

  • Visual arts (Mt Gravatt)

Teaching Area Content 2

  • Chemistry (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)

  • Design Technology (Gold Coast)

  • Drama (Mt Gravatt)

  • English (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)

  • Health and Physical Education (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast from 2020)

  • History (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)

  • Mathematics (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast from 2020)

  • Physics (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)

  • Psychology (Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast)

Note: Mt Gravatt students may be required to undertake their Content Teaching Areas at Nathan or South Bank.

CRICOS CODE: 090883C

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Year 1

All students must complete the following foundation courses:

  • Education and Society - 1399EDN

  • Understanding Lifelong Learner - 1499EDN

  • Communication for Teaching and Learning - 1199EDN

  • World Indigenous Knowledges - 1599EDN

  • Educational Technologies for Teaching and Learning - 1299EDN

  • Foundations of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment - 1799EDN

  • Philosophy and Ethics in Education - 1699EDN

  • Teaching as a Profession - 1999EDN (see Note 1)

Note 1: This course includes 10 days of practicum.

Year 1 (Tri 3), 2, 3 and 4 (Primary Education)

Note: Students wishing to select the Primary Education major and have not met the Science prerequisite will need to the complete a bridging course prior to acceptance into this major.

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Primary Education Major core courses (including Professional Experience courses)

AND

  • Early Childhood Education Major

OR

  • Health and Physical Education Major

OR

  • Special Needs Education Major

OR

  • Primary Education Major core courses (including Professional Experience courses)

AND

  • One Primary Education Minor

Year 1 (Tri 3), 2, 3 and 4 (Secondary Education)

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Secondary Education Major core courses (including Professional Experience courses)

AND

  • Two Teaching Areas

OR

  • Secondary Education Major core courses (including Professional Experience courses)

AND

  • One Teaching Area

AND

  • Learning Support Major

Note 1: Only in exceptional circumstances and with the approval of the Program Director will students be permitted to enrol in 2999EDN without having successfully completed 1999EDN. 1999EDN and 2999EDN are prerequisites for 3999EDN or 3232EDN or 3235EDN These three embedded professional experience courses are prerequisites for 4699EDN or 4499EDN. All courses must be satisfactorily completed before enrolling in 4999EDN.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As a graduate, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers. The Early Childhood Major is recognised by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority.

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 department or principal.

An education qualification is also a good general qualification for many areas of work. Rather than teaching in schools, you could choose to follow a different pathway, and you may find work in: training settings in industry and government, outdoor education, adult literacy, libraries, educational research, education policy, or consultancy.

Griffith University has 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 overseas.

Students wishing to seek teacher registration in another state should seek advice from that state's appropriate professional body.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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