Teaching is my passion. Every day I come to this job I understand the importance. You can’t take that lightly.
You need to really respect it and that's why I try to give everything I have in each day to these kids.
My name is Nathan Portelli, and I'm a Southern Cross University Education graduate.
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Education and Teaching
Teachers can have a lasting and profound impact on the lives of their students, from the early childhood years right through to secondary school.
Our education and teaching courses are designed to amplify the scope of your teaching practice and all degrees include extensive and meaningful work placements.
Equipped with experience from substantial and meaningful work placements, education graduates will be thoroughly prepared and qualified to work as a teacher in either:
- Early Childhood settings
- Primary schools
- Secondary schools
- Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) in secondary schools.
In the words of Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education, what we do matters. We make a difference by preparing outstanding educators and educational researchers for a highly complex and changing world. We make children and young people’s lives better. We lead and contribute to Australian and international curriculum and policy.
Why choose Education and Teaching with Southern Cross?
5-star rating for learning resources, overall experience and student support in Education and training (GUG 2021)
Higher starting salary
Graduates have a higher starting salary than national average in Teacher Education (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-2019)
90% of graduates employed within four months of completing their course (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-2019)
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Our education and teaching courses are delivered on our campuses in Lismore, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast, with many courses also offering online and flexible study options.
The Faculty of Education is developing outstanding teachers for the future, offering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate course options in childhood, primary, secondary, vocational education and training and higher education.
Whether you join us for a teaching qualification, to build upon your existing professional experience, or to contribute to educational research, being a student at Southern Cross University’s Faculty of Education makes you not only part of our professional network but also part of an education experience that matters.
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