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Education Program Restructure

From 2017 there will be a number of changes to the structure of Teacher Education programs. The quality and depth of knowledge of the programs remains unchanged.

Courses in the fourth year of the Bachelor of Teaching and the new Master of Teaching programs will be delivered in a 4 term structure which is aligned to South Australian school terms rather than the current University semester structure. In addition, the duration of placements will change to provide students with a more extensive experience in a school during their term 3 placement. In 2017, the term dates will be:

  • Term 1 23 January to 14 April
  • Term 2 17 April to 30 June
  • Term 3 10 July to 24 September
  • Term 4 2 October to 15 December

If you are currently enrolled in a Graduate Diploma of Education and will not complete the program by the end of 2016, please see the "Current Part-Time Students" link below.

If you would like to provide feedback on the new structure of the program, please fill in the feedback form.

  • Current 1st Year Students

    If you are currently enrolled in 1st year, the change for 2017 will be that your country placement will take place as part of 2nd year rather than 3rd year.

    You must plan to be available for the Country School placement in 2017, this will run from the 23 July 2017 to 28 July 2017.

    You also need to ensure you are informed of the changes to the structure of the 4th year of the program which will impact your studies in 2019.These changes have been outlined in email communication to you directly. A copy of the changes can be found here.

  • Current 2nd Year Students

    There will be no changes to the program of study for students currently enrolled in 2nd year; however the changes will impact you in 2018 when you will continue into the new term structure.

    Note that you will be required to undertake your five day country placement in 2017 as part of the 3rd year of your program. You must plan to be available for the Country School placement in 2017, this will run from the 23 July 2017 to the 28 July 2017.

    You also need to ensure you are informed of the changes to the structure of the 4th year of the program which will impact your studies in 2019. These changes have been outlined in email communication to you directly. A copy of the changes can be found here.

  • Current 3rd Year Students

    If you are currently finishing off your undergraduate program and will commence your final year in 2017, there are significant changes to the way your program will be structured.

    There is an important session on Preparing for Placement which you are strongly advised to attend if you plan on being placed in a secondary school in 2017: Monday 31st October, 1:00 pm in the Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre.

    Particularly an increase in the number of Professional Experience days you will be required to complete as part of 4th year. These changes have been outlined in email communication to you directly. A copy of the changes can be found here.

    Please note: as per your study plan, prior to commencing the 4th year of the double degree program you must have completed all of the core requirements of your non-teaching Bachelor program.
  • Current Part-Time Students

    Bachelor of Teaching

    If you are a part-time student and want to know how these changes may impact your program of study, please contact the Faculty of Arts to make an appointment with a Program Advisor.

    Graduate Diploma of Education

    If you have commenced a Graduate Diploma of Education program and will not complete by the end of 2016 you will have two years in which to complete the program.

    You will be able to register with the Teacher’s Registration Board of South Australia upon successful completion of your Graduate Diploma of Education. You are encouraged to do this as soon as you have completed the requirements of your Graduate Diploma.

    All affected students have received an email and letter advising them of the changes, a copy of this can be downloaded from here.  Please refer to the Transition Plan to review which courses will be available to assist you complete your program in 2017 and 2018. 

    Note that all courses will be run in the new term mode.

    If you wish to discuss your options for completing the program, please contact the Faculty of Arts.

  • Study Plans

    Indicative study plans are provided below; your individual study plan will depend on what year you commenced your program and your major/minor study areas are.

    If you would like an individual study plan prepared, please request this from the Faculty of Arts.

  • Feedback

    We would like to hear from you, your feedback on these changes and how they will impact you and your studies. If you wish to provide feedback, please complete the feedback form.

Further Information

If at any time you wish to discuss the changes to the program face-to-face, please email to arrange an appointment with the appropriate staff member.

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