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In 2017, Griffith University’s School of Education and Professional Studies will launch the new Bachelor of Education degree.

By studying this innovative degree, students will be among the first to meet the new national accreditation requirements of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and be equipped to teach in primary or secondary settings, depending on their choice of Major.

Students can also complete their degree in just three and a half years, giving them a head start in their teaching career, says Professor Donna Pendergast, head of the School of Education and Professional Studies.

“They will study a foundation first year which will equip them with a thorough understanding of teaching and learning and the teaching profession from a global perspective, with a focus on digital learning,” she said.

“Students will then select a Major in either primary or secondary education from their second year, with the option to study a double major.

“All students will undertake professional practice which includes observation and participation in schools, practice teaching, internships and community field studies every year as part of their studies, ensuring they graduate with a wealth of practical experience and networks.

The School of Education and Professional Studies is among the world’s leading education schools, ranked in the top 100 worldwide. The School continues to build on its 45-year history of teacher preparation and offers this wealth of experience across the Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast and Logan campuses at Griffith University.

“With this new program available on all three campuses we expect to retain our position with 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.”

Find out more about the new program here.