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Graduate Diploma of Education - Secondary

Course Description

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.

You will need to be able to identify two of the following teaching areas:

Business Education (2)
Computer Education
Design and Technology (1)
Drama (1)
Film and Media (1)
Geography (1)
Graphics (1)
Health and Physical Education
History (1)
Instrumental Music (1)
Integrated Sciences
Languages other than English (LOTE) (1)
Music (1)
Visual Arts (1)

(1) = Available at the Mt Gravatt campus only.

(2) = Available at the Gold Coast campus only.

All other curriculum areas are available at both Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt. If you are studying at the Gold Coast you may select teaching or specialisation areas offered at Mt Gravatt and study that teaching area at our Mt Gravatt campus.

Alternatively, if you have completed subjects in psychology in your bachelor degree, you may select one of the above teaching areas and complete the Learning Support specialist area. In the Learning Support courses, you will gain specialist 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

Applicants will need a completed Bachelor degree (or equivalent) that does not lead to teacher registration (with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale) with disciplinary strengths in two distinctive teaching areas. You can explore the key learning areas further on the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority website.[[Language requirements]]English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to these programs are described below.

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