Title New pathway to support teacher’s aides to become qualified teachers Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet CSU Media Media type Web Country/Territory Australia Date 23/12/21 Description Charles Sturt University is working with schools in Dubbo and NSW to encourage teacher’s aides to become qualified teachers
Charles Sturt University is working with schools in Dubbo and NSW to encourage teacher’s aides to become qualified teachers
A Bachelor of Educational Studies/Master of Teaching pathway can be completed in three years online while continuing work as a teacher’s aide. Enrolments are now open on the Charles Sturt website.
Senior Lecturer with the Charles Sturt School of Education Dr Libbey Murray said it was important to develop pathways like these to increase the number of qualified teachers in our regions.
“Teacher shortages have been widely talked about in the media and in research over the last few years,” Dr Murray said.
“Australia’s population is growing. There are more children in our education systems and there are fewer teachers entering the profession. Our schools and our children need an appropriate number of high-quality teachers and that’s what this pathway will help create.”
The pathway is designed to maximise recognition of current skills within the teaching profession and prior educational qualifications of teacher’s aides, such as Certificate III or IV of Education Support, or a Diploma of School Age Education and Care.
Up to one year of subject credit will be given to students who have completed a relevant qualification and professional experience placement days can be reduced based on experience working in schools.
URL https://news.csu.edu.au/latest-news/new-pathway-to-support-teachers-aides-to-become-qualified-teachers Persons Elizabeth Murray