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University of New England
The Associate Degree in Teaching (Pacific Focus) provides aspiring Pacific Island educators with the skills and experience necessary to lead a classroom. The degree meets the two-year teaching requirements of Pacific Island Nation Education Acts and is a pathway towards a Bachelor of Education.
The University of New England (UNE) developed this initial-teacher qualification in a Pacific Island context. The online course is based on core units, including two evidence-based learning and teaching subjects, and is augmented by practical experience. You'll develop the skills, knowledge and attitude to pursue one of the most important and rewarding professions there is.
Choose to specialise in early childhood education, primary education or secondary education. When you graduate, you'll be eligible to pursue teaching work or further studies in education.
This course includes a mandatory work placement component to ensure that you graduate with a strong mix of practical industry experience that complements your learning. You will be required to complete 40 days of embedded professional experience for primary and secondary specialisations, and 55 days of embedded professional experience for the early childhood education specialisation, in consultation with the School.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
Literacy and numeracy requirements:
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this education course, the subjects you may study include:
Plus one of the following specialisations:
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Associate Degree in Teaching (Pacific Focus) from the University of New England.
The degree qualifies graduates to seek employment in early childhood education, primary school or secondary school teaching in Pacific Island countries (under the Pacific Island Nation Education Acts). Graduates could also explore other education-related career choices.
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Curious about where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
You can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
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