Staff Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence - Postgraduate

This Award has been established in memory of former colleagues who have passed away while working in the School of Education. The award is offered annually to one high achieving postgraduate student in a pre-service teaching program who demonstrates excellent communication skills‚ leadership potential and community involvement, and has a strong vision for the education profession. The award is to assist the recipient in achieving their professional goals.

One postgraduate recipient will be selected from students who have completed the first year of the Master of Teaching program (Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary specialisations).  

The recipient will be selected on the basis of:

  1. academic merit as judged by program grade point average (GPA) at the end of the first year of the Master of Teaching program; and
  2. successful completion of all Professional Experience placements in the program and outstanding performance in the final professional experience course EDUC5221 or EDUC5222 Professional Experience and Reflection 2;   and
  3. a one-page written statement detailing their career objectives and how the Award will assist in achieving their goals. They should be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills‚ leadership potential, community involvement and a vision for the education profession.

Value: $2,500

Students in receipt of other awards and grants and other non-Commonwealth awards are not eligible for this award.

How to Apply
The students identified will be invited to submit a one-page personal statement covering their career and personal aspirations and their vision for the teaching profession.

For more information contact:
Senior Academic Services Officer
School of Education
University of South Australia
Tel: (08) 8302 5466

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