Improving the quality of graduate teachers in schools to meet the needs for teaching in the digital world
The STEAM Teacher Education Centre for Excellence was established for the purpose of supporting the development of high-quality teachers in the areas of Science (including Psychology), Technology, Engineering, Arts (i.e. English) and Mathematics. This is made possible through the exclusive partnership between Griffith University and the Queensland Department of Education (DoE). Alumni of this program are excelling in their roles as classroom teachers and school leaders.
This exclusive partnership provides students who successfully complete the program with the opportunity of:
- being prioritised for permanent offer of employment in the South East Region of DET;
- being favourably considered for DET scholarships and bursaries leading to permanency outside of the south east corner;
- being supported by trained mentors, accessing resources not usually made available to preservice teachers, and engaging in a professional development program that aims to prepare students for teaching in Education Queensland schools.
How to apply
Application to the TECE program is competitive due to the limited availability of places and desirable benefits. Candidates who are undertaking the Master of Secondary Teaching degree at Griffith University to apply for mid-year entry. Eligible candidates must demonstrate the capability to teach senior secondary in one or more of the following areas:
- Earth and Environmental Science
- Biology (in conjunction with one of the aforementioned specialist subject areas)
To apply, you must complete the following process by 5 pm on 20 August 2018:
- Complete the STEAM TECE Preservice Teacher application form.
- Complete the DET online application for entry to the STEAM TECE and submit the required documentation via Smart Jobs (search keyword ‘TECE’).
The following documents must be provided as supporting evidence of your eligibility for the program:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Academic transcript (prior qualifications)
- Unofficial transcript of Trimester 1 results – Masters of Secondary Teaching (Accessed via My Griffith > My Details > I want to > Get an official transcript)
- Practicum final report – 7765EDN Pedagogies for Engaged Learning
We strongly encourage you to apply for this opportunity. Please contact Anj Dillon - Head of Mentoring if you have any difficulty with this process.
Why study Education at Griffith?
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.
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|