The program includes:
“Deakin University is pleased to be engaged with Teach For Australia in ensuring that all young learners in Australia have access to high-quality teachers. Deakin’s nationally accredited Master of Teaching prepares teachers with the skills they need to use evidence of student learning to guide their teaching.”
– Professor Christine Ure, Head of School of Education, Deakin University
Over the course of two years, Teach For Australia supports Associates through ongoing practical skills development and reflective coaching. A set of research-embedded teaching and leadership principles and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers serve as the foundation of the Leadership Development Program.
“My vision is for every student, of all levels of ability, to want and therefore strive to realise every ounce of potential they have. Having gone to an ‘underprivileged’ school myself, I understand the difficulties faced by students in an environment where it is tough to be really ambitious when perhaps others around you are not striving as hard as you are. I feel one of my greatest strengths as a teacher is my ability to motivate my students to work harder than anyone else, and insist that they dream big and strive to achieve their best. It is something I insist upon, regardless of the student.”
– Shaun Isbister, Cohort 2010 Associate, Leading Teacher Pathways and Transitions, Mill Park Secondary College