Prizes & Awards

Australian Literacy Educators’ Association University Prize 
ALEA is a peak professional organisation for literacy in Australia. It provides leadership and support for teachers in understanding the complex range of literacies. It provides opportunities for professional development, promotes research in the classroom, and supports parents, caregivers and the community in understanding literacy issues. This award recognises outstanding teacher education students in their final core English/Literacy Curriculum course (EDUC 3010 English Curriculum in the Early and Primary Years 2

Value: ALEA membership for one year

 

Credit Union SA Excellence in Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) Prize

Awarded annually for meritorious achievement in the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) to the final year student achieving the best overall performance in the program and in the final professional experience course, EDUC 5189 Professional Experience and Reflection 3: Early Childhood Teacher as Inquirer.

Value: $500

 

Credit Union SA Excellence in Master of Teaching (Primary and Middle) Prize
Awarded annually for meritorious achievement in the Master of Teaching (Primary and Middle) to the final year student achieving the best overall performance in the program and in the final professional experience course, EDUC 5190 Professional Experience and Reflection 3 : Teacher as Inquirer. 

Value: $500

 

Credit Union SA Excellence in Master of Teaching (Primary) Prize
Awarded annually for meritorious achievement in the Master of Teaching (Primary) to the final year student achieving the best overall performance in the program and in the final professional experience course, EDUC 5190 Professional Experience and Reflection 3: Teacher as Inquirer. 

Value: $500

 

Credit Union SA Excellence in Master of Teaching (Secondary) Prize
Awarded annually for meritorious achievement in tfhe Master of Teaching (Secondary) to the final year student achieving the best overall performance and in the final professional experience course, EDUC 5190 Professional Experience and Reflection 3 : Teacher as Inquirer.

Value: $500

 

Credit Union SA Preschool Professional Experience Prize
Awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) for superior performance in the course EDUC 2062 Professional Experience 2: Curriculum and Pedagogy and excellent overall performance in the program.

Value: $500

 

de Lissa Early Childhood Prize
The University has established the de Lissa Early Childhood fund to support a prize to acknowledge the most outstanding undergraduate student who has completed an early childhood education degree program (or specialization) in the preceding calendar year and who has also successfully completed Professional Experience placements in both child care and preschool settings for children aged between birth and five years. The fund has been made possible by the generosity of The de Lissa Association of Early Childhood Graduates Inc. Following the formal closure of the Association in 2011, the prize will be named in honor of Lillian de Lissa and her work in establishing kindergartens and early childhood teacher education in South Australia.

Value: $500

 

Early Childhood Australia (SA Branch) Prize
This award is presented to a student graduating from the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education for excellence and commitment to the care and education of young children.

Value: Ordinary Membership of Early Childhood Australia for one year

 

The Lydia Longmore Memorial Award
Awarded to the final year student in the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education who has completed the most outstanding junior primary teaching practicum and has achieved high academic results over the four years of the program.

Value: $500

 

The Jane Harper Research Prize
Through the generosity of Ardelle Young‚ an annual research prize was established to honour the late Associate Professor Jane Harper. The prize is open to students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) or Master of Teaching (Primary and Middle) or Master of Teaching (Primary). The prize is for the student who obtains the highest mark in the course Contemporary Practice in Education Research (EDUC5204).

Value: $500

 

Primary English Teaching Association Australia University Undergraduate Prize
The prize is available annually for outstanding pre-service primary education English graduates enrolled either in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) or in the Bachelor of Education (Primary and Middle).   The prize is awarded on the basis of the highest marks in an English language course and consists of a digital membership of the Primary English Teaching Association Australia for one year.

Value: PETA membership

 
Primary English Teaching Association Australia University Postgraduate Prize
The prize is available annually for an outstanding pre-service primary education English graduate enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Primary).   The prize is awarded on the basis of the highest marks in an English language course and consists of a digital membership of the Primary English Teaching Association Australia for one year.

Value: PETA membership

 

SASTA Prize for Outstanding Pre-service Science Educator
The award is an initiative of SASTA and is offered to all universities in Adelaide to encourage participation in professional development related to science teaching.

Three prizes are available with one to be awarded annually in each of the following programs:
Bachelor of Education (Primary) [MBET]
Bachelor of Education (Primary and Middle) [MBET]
Bachelor of Education‚ Bachelor of Science [LBES]

To be considered for the award, students must have completed either EDUC2030 Science Education or EDUC4014 Science Education 1 to a standard that the selection panel considers exceptional.

Value of each prize:  the registration fee for attendance at the SASTA Early Career Teachers Conference.  one year's membership of SASTA;   and a certificate of award.

 

Sheila Bailey Early Childhood Education Prize
Awarded to South Australian students whose home is in a rural‚ remote or isolated area and who have had to relocate to Adelaide in order to undertake their university program. Eligible students must be are enrolled in the second year of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) program. The prize is awarded on the basis of grade point average on completion of the first year of the program‚ and will assist with educational costs.

Value: $1000

 

For more information contact:
Ms Doreen Lim
Senior Academic Services Officer
School of Education
University of South Australia
Tel: (08) 8302 5466
Email: EDS-SPAGAdmin@unisa.edu.au

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