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 3062 Studies in English Education 2)
Value: ALEA membership for one year
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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). The prize is for the student who obtains the highest mark in the course Contemporary Practice in Education Research (EDUC5204).
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 the English language course EDUC3062 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 the English language course EDUC5162 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]
Masters of Teaching (Secondary)
To be considered for the award, students must have completed either EDUC2030 Science Education (undergraduate) or EDUC5197 Science for Secondary Teaching 1 (postgraduate) 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.
For more information contact:
Senior Academic Services Officer
School of Education
University of South Australia
Tel: (08) 8302 5466
Areas of study and research
- Health Research
- Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
- Centre for Cancer Biology
- Centre for Drug Discovery and Development
- Centre for Population Health Research
- Centre of Research Excellence for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High Risk Populations
- International Centre for Allied Health Evidence
- Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE
- Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Hawke Research Institute
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Centre for Research in Education
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College