Teach For Australia’s award-winning Leadership Development Program develops highly effective teachers and leaders, building their knowledge, skills and mindsets to ensure that they have a positive impact on students and schools and make a lifelong commitment to breaking the cycle of disadvantage.
Teach For Australia delivers executive-style intensive programs, online learning, bespoke professional development sessions and ongoing peer and expert coaching and feedback.
Leadership development activities are designed to build the knowledge, skills and mindsets underpinned by the teaching and leadership principals. Leadership development activities also complement the Master of Teaching (Secondary) (Professional Practice) coursework and accelerate Associates’ progression against the Australian Professional Standards of Teachers.
The design and delivery of leadership development activities are responsive to the needs of Associates, government requirements and information as it updates on best practice in education.
Throughout the program, there is increasing choice at each intensive program and Associates are able to shape their learning to meet their individual strengths, challenges and context.
Alongside core education studies, Associates complete studies in two secondary learning areas, choosing between: biology, chemistry, business studies, information communication technologies (ICT) and digital technologies, drama, engineering, English, English as a second language (TESOL), environmental science, geography, health, history, humanities, LOTE, mathematics, media studies, music, religious studies, psychology, science and visual arts.
The Initial Intensive (II) is a residential training program held at the beginning of the Program. II is designed to introduce Associates to all aspects of teaching and learning, preparing them to being teaching with a key focus on working in disadvantaged contexts.
During II, Associates:
By the end of the first year, Associates are able to demonstrate the Australia Professional Standards for Teachers at Graduate level.
On completion of the Leadership Development Program, Associates are able to demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Proficient level.