AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION
welcome you to the Faculty of Education at Australian Catholic University.
Faculty has a long reputation as a leading provider of quality teacher
education, firstly through its predecessor colleges and more recently
as part of the Australian Catholic University which was established in
January 1991. The Faculty offers preservice teacher education programs
for beginning teachers and a range of advanced coursework and research
programs for specialist and experienced teachers at five of the University's
six campuses. In 2003, we provided courses for over 5,000 students, making
us the second largest provider of teacher education programs in Australia.
rate the quality of their experience as a student of the Faculty of Education
highly, not just because of the caring and personalised environment in
which they study, but also because of the distinctive nature of the programs
that are offered and the opportunities they have to engage in a range
of community-based learning experiences that include, but are not restricted
to school-based placements. The opportunity to undertake studies in religious
education also adds to the distinctiveness of the Faculty's programs and
enhances students' employment options when they graduate. Our graduates
are prepared and are eligible for registration to teach across the government,
independent and catholic school sectors.
distinctive place of the Faculty in teacher and adult education in Australia
is also exemplified by its involvement in initiatives associated with
the promotion of equity and social justice. Nationally, the Faculty of
Education is a leading provider of programs for Indigenous students with
over 220 students enrolled in its undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Internationally, it is involved in partnerships with overseas educational
organisations in delivering programs for disadvantaged communities in
East Timor, Mauritius and Pakistan.
We invite you to join our community as a student or new member of staff to experience the unique approach that the Faculty brings to the important work of educating our teachers for the future.