CDU News | 8 April 2013
Each of the five undergraduate courses underwent a rigorous evaluation process before being accredited by the Northern Territory Teacher Registration Board on behalf of the Australian Institute of Teachers and School Leaders.
The new four-year programs include a Bachelor of Education (Primary), a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Health and Physical Education, a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Music, a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Visual Arts and a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Science.
School of Education Head Professor Peter Kell says the higher benchmarks in education courses are part of a national agenda to improve teacher quality.
The units and activities for each course went through our own internal quality assurance process before being evaluated and endorsed by a panel of expert educators and teachers convened by the Teacher Registration Board. They assessed the courses against the newly introduced Australian Professional Standards for Initial Teacher Education.
Kell says other courses are undergoing a similar process of scrutiny. The Teacher Registration Board is evaluating secondary degrees in science, mathematics, social science, humanities and visual arts and a new four-year undergraduate program in early childhood education.