Improving the quality of graduate teachers in schools to meet the needs for teaching in the digital world
This school-based program is integrated into the Master of Secondary Teaching course offered on the Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt campuses for students pursuing careers as mathematics, science, English or technology teachers and will be valued in state schooling recruitment processes for high performing preservice teachers. A stronger connection between theoretical and practical elements of teacher education is implicit to this Teacher Education Centre of Excellence (TECE).
The TECE activities will support a seamless transition to the new teaching in Queensland State Schools. This will require consultation with Griffith University to develop a range of targeted teacher attributes including creativity, problem solving ability, willingness to learn and demonstration of deep level knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.
All teachers and leaders will be committed to identifying and implementing better teaching methods and a high priority is given to evidence based teaching strategies that have been demonstrated through research to be highly effective.
Why apply to the STEAM Teacher Education Centre of Excellence?
Griffith has the highest education graduate success rate in Australia and the School of Education and Professional Studies is among the world’s leading education schools, ranked in the top 100 worldwide. Hands on experience in the classroom means our graduates are highly sought after in schools across Australia.
Considering changing to a teaching career? Entry in to the STEAM TECE program requires a written application and an interview. You must have an undergraduate degree in which studies in Science (including Psychology), Technology, Engineering, Arts (i.e. English) and/or Mathematics are clearly present. One area must be a main teaching area (at least 6 courses contributing content to one specific discipline area). A second teaching area (must have minimum of 4 semester courses for content in that discipline area).
You can apply for the Master of Secondary Teaching through Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre and your application will be assessed by the Griffith University Program Convenor. You will then be invited by the Head of Mentoring to apply for entry to the STEAM TECE program.
If you do not receive a TECE offer, you are still able to accept the Griffith offer through QTAC and will complete the Master of Secondary Teaching through the standard Griffith University program. English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. There are minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to all programs.
The preservice teachers are enrolled in graduate entry initial teacher education programs. This exciting opportunity offers successful applicants a number of benefits over an extended period of time. Preservice teachers selected for enrolment in the TECE will gain valuable knowledge of DET systemic processes such as the implementation of the Australian Curriculum and new Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance System. You'll also have access to professional development opportunities that will support your development as an educator in a nurturing environment and have opportunities to network with your peers and future colleagues.
|Mark Rickard||Principal / Chair of Governance Committee||Benowa State High School|
|Karen Lindsay||Executive Principal||Helensvale State High School|
|Chris Tobin||Principal||Merrimac State High School|
|Anj Dillon||Head of Mentoring / Secretariat||Benowa State High School|
|Harry Kanasa||University Coordinator||School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University|
|Donna Pendergast||Representative of Griffith University / Advice on Griffith University perspectives||School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University|
|Maryanne Gosling||Representative of ADG Human Resources||Department of Education|
|Jodie McFadden||Representative of QTU||Queensland Teachers Union|
|Annie Campbell||Principal Project Officer||Department of Education|
|John Norfolk||Regional Director South East Region / Advice on regional perspectives||Education Queensland|