The accreditation process involves a rigorous assessment of an initial teacher education (ITE) program against a set of nationally agreed standards. Accreditation standards and procedures are designed to ensure that all graduates of ITE meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate career stage. This ensures the program is of high quality and prepares pre-service teachers for the teaching profession. The process also includes an assessment of a provider’s quality assurance and continuous improvement mechanisms, as well as ensuring that the provider has a nationally endorsed teaching performance assessment which all graduates must successfully complete.
In Queensland, each program is assessed by a panel of nationally trained assessors that includes school leaders, employers, practising teachers and higher education representatives. A mandatory site visit involving forums with school partners, graduates, ITE students and the teaching staff of the ITE program is embedded in Queensland reaccreditation processes. Panels make a recommendation to the QCT’s Professional Standards Committee, which holds responsibility for granting accreditation and determines the length of the accreditation period. A maximum of five years accreditation may be granted.
More information on the accreditation process may be found at: www.aitsl.edu.au/deliver-ite-programs/standards-and-procedures.
|Provider||Queensland University of Technology|
|Program title||Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary)|
|Program duration in equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL)||4.5 years|
|Minimum program duration||4 years|
|Stage of schooling||Secondary|
|Mode(s) of delivery||On Campus / Online|
|Campus location(s)||Gardens Point, Kelvin Grove|
|Date of current accreditation||5/6/2020|
|Accreditation outcome*||Five-year accreditation period granted|
|Accreditation expiry date (optional)||31/12/2025|
|Quality assurance processes in place||
Quality assurance processes include, but are not limited to:
Program description and rationale
Students in SV02 Bachelor of Science / EU50 Master of Teaching (Secondary) choose one 240 credit point major from the following disciplines below and this provides the discipline content knowledge required for a first teaching area (minimum of six, 12 credit point units or 72 credit points). Students who complete an Earth Science or Environmental Science major are eligible for Earth and Environmental Science as their first teaching area:
SV02 students take 48 credit points of mathematics discipline units (four,12 credit point units), which meets their second teaching area requirement in the Master of Teaching (Secondary).
The QUT Bachelor of Science / Master of Teaching (Secondary) includes 60 days of supervised professional experience in secondary schools.
The Bachelor of Science component is on campus, the Master of Teaching (Secondary) component is on campus/online.
For further information including entry requirements and career opportunities, please visit the QUT website.
Queensland University of Technology graduates have successfully passed the national literacy and numeracy test (LANTITE), the final Queensland Professional Experience Reporting Framework (QPERF) and the Quality Teaching Performance Assessment (QTPA).
* Nationally accredited ITE programs delivered in Queensland are subject to ongoing monitoring, including: