There are more opportunities than ever before to follow your dream of becoming a high school teacher.
For the first time in Western Australia, undergraduate students will be able to study to become a secondary teacher on campus at Edith Cowan University (ECU) – without leaving the South West region.
Students can now apply to study a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at the ECU South West Campus in Bunbury starting Semester 1, 2021.
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Course Coordinator Ms Sarah Jefferson said this new course offering will help answer the call for more specialist secondary teachers in Science, Maths and English across Western Australia.
“Western Australia is currently facing a shortage of qualified high school teachers across metro, regional and remote areas and ECU aims to meet this demand by extending the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) course offering to our regional campus in Bunbury, in addition to our metro campuses and online,” Ms Jefferson said.
“We’re committed to opening up more opportunities for regional students who want to stay close to home in the South West or head to Perth and study at ECU’s metropolitan campuses.
“The demand for high school teachers will continue into the future and graduates will be well placed to gain employment and make a positive difference to the lives of young people in WA.”
Studying at ECU means having flexibility, with full-time or part-time, on campus or online study options and you can choose a course major to suit your career.
“ECU South West has education majors available in Biological Science, English and Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as a minor in Mathematics,” Ms Jefferson said.
“There are a range of specialisation choices – meaning you can tailor your career to your passion.”
South West Campus student Rebecca Visser wants to make a positive difference by shaping future generations through a career in education.
“ECU has allowed me to pursue this dream while continuing to live within the beautiful South West region,” Ms Visser said.
“My time at ECU has been an amazing experience, with friendly lecturers and staff making the campus and facilities inviting and easy to navigate. Being a small campus in the South West, the place begins to feel like a second home and it’s given me many opportunities to not only create study-buddies, but also life-long friends.”
Ms Visser said the hands-on training she received at ECU is helping her prepare for a career in teaching.
“The practical training on offer at ECU has allowed me to have many experiences within the classroom, putting theory into practice and learning valuable lessons first-hand from teachers within the field.”
ECU’s focus on putting students first has again been recognised in the 2021 Good Universities Guide. The Guide rated the university five stars for teaching quality for the 14th year in a row – one of only two public universities in Australia to achieve this.
ECU was also rated five stars and the best in Western Australia for overall educational experience, skills development, student support and learning resources.
Make a positive difference. Study teacher education at ECU. Apply now: ecuworldready.com.au/education
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