This school-based program is integrated into the Graduate Diploma of Education courses offered on the Gold Coast campus for students pursuing careers as mathematics, science 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 Centre of Excellence.
The TECE activities will support a seamless transition to the new Australian curriculum. 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 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.
The model to be implemented in Queensland state schools seeks to identify the best candidates from the pool of preservice teachers and provide targeted and supportive pathways into employment as a teacher in state schools. See documents below for more information.