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					GUIDANCE OFFICER
SEMINAR
                            Faculty of Education
      Information about programs available 2009
PROGRAM INITIATIVES 2009
New programs commenced in 2008, strengthening in 2009 – one year
    in length – offered on both Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast campuses
1. Graduate Diploma of Education – Primary
         Years P to 7
2. Graduate Diploma of Education - Middle Years
         Years 4 to 9
3. Graduate Diploma of Education – Secondary
         Years 6 to 12




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Graduate Diploma of Education - Primary
    Years P to 7
• Designed for graduates from a non-education background
  wishing to teach from Prep to Year 7.
• It covers the theory and practice of teaching, concentrating
  on the characteristics of learners and teachers in primary
  schooling environments, and the social and educational
  contexts of education.
• The program includes education studies, curriculum studies
  and professional experience in Primary school settings.



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Entry Requirements:
• Completed Bachelors degree of sufficient breadth to allow
  the applicant to teach across the eight key learning areas
  expected by employers: The Arts. English, Health and
  Physical Education, Mathematics, Science, Study of Society
  and Environment and Technology.
• The detail of these key learning areas are on Queensland
  Curriculum Studies Authority website
  http://www.qsa.qld.edu.au/qsa/



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Graduate Diploma of Education - Middle Years
    Years 4 to 9
•   Is designed for graduates from a non-education background
    wishing to teach these year levels.
•   It covers the theory and practice of teaching, concentrating on the
    characteristics of learners and teachers in middle schooling
    environments, and the social and educational contexts of
    education.
•   The program includes education studies, curriculum studies in
    nominated teaching areas, and professional experience in Year 4 to
    9 school settings.
•   Students will need to check which of the teaching areas are offered
    at the campus of their choice.


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Entry requirements: Middle Years
•   Completed Bachelors degree (or equivalent) of sufficient breadth to
    allow the applicant to teach across the eight key learning areas
    expected by employers with
•   An emphasis on specialising in up to two of the listed teaching
    areas.
•   These key learning areas include: The Arts. English, Health and
    Physical Education, Languages other than English, Mathematics,
    Science, Study of Society and Environment and Technology.
•   The detail of these key learning areas are on Queensland
    Curriculum Studies Authority website
    http://www.qsa.qld.edu.au/qsa/




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Graduate Diploma of Education – Secondary
    Years 6 to 12
•   Is designed for graduates from a non-education background wishing to
    teach these year levels - generally referred to as secondary school
    teachers.
•   It covers the theory and practice of teaching, concentrating on the
    characteristics of learners and teachers in middle (Years 6 to 9 in
    secondary schools)and senior (Years 10-12) secondary schooling
    environments, and the social and educational contexts of education.
•   The program includes education studies, curriculum studies in
    nominated teaching areas, and professional experience in Year 6 to 9
    (middle years) and senior secondary school settings (Years10-12).



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   Entry requirements - Secondary
Applicants:
• Required to select from the following teaching areas in the middle and
   senior school: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Education, Drama, English,
   Health and Physical Education, Mathematics, Integrated Sciences, Physics,
   Social Sciences (History or Geography), Film & Media (senior only); Visual
   Art, Business Education, Instrumental Music, Music, Legal Studies (senior
   only), and LOTE .
• Should check at the time of application the teaching areas available at the
   specific campus of study.
• Need a completed Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with disciplinary
   strengths in distinctive teaching areas. In the secondary program a
   disciplinary strength is identified at the equivalent of 60CP (or six full
   courses) of content in a particular discipline.
• See the Queensland Curriculum Studies Authority website

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Linking Grad Dip Ed - Secondary with
Undergraduate Degrees
For the first time in 2008 students were able to select
  through QTAC a pathway from an undergraduate
  degree into the Grad Dip Education - Secondary.
This option is available for a limited number of
  degrees and will continue to have a separate entry
  in the 2009 QTAC guide.



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Linked programs available 2009
•   BA, Grad Dip Education Secondary
•   B Ex Sc, Grad Dip Education Secondary
•   B Music Studies, Grad Dip Education Secondary
•   B Sc, Grad Dip Education Secondary

NEW in 2009
• B Psych Sc, Grad Dip Education Secondary


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PROGRAMS
– Enhanced employment prospects
1. Bachelor of Education – Special Education
2. Bachelor of Technology Education
3. Bachelor of Education – Secondary (Maths/Sc/Comp)
4. Graduate Diploma of Education - Middle Years
      Years 4 to 9
5. Graduate Diploma of Education – Secondary
      Years 6 to 12



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