Teacher Education Centres of Excellence
In 2011 under the National Partnership for Improving Teacher Quality, five Teacher Education Centres of Excellence (TECE) were established to improve the professional experience component of initial teacher education programs. In 2014, a sixth TECE was established in Logan.
Each TECE has a specific focus aimed at identifying and developing high quality preservice teachers for employment in high priority state schools across Queensland.
For more information or to register your interest in a TECE, please visit the relevant centre's page:
- The Kelvin Grove TECE is located at Kelvin Grove State College and focuses on improving teacher preparation in Prep to Year 12, with exposure to rural placements.
- The Logan City TECE is located at Mabel Park State School and focuses on teacher preparation for Logan schools.
- The Morayfield TECE is located at Morayfield East State School and focuses on teaching literacy and numeracy in low SES schools.
- The Mount Stuart Cluster TECE is located at both Oonoonba State School and Cairns West State School and is focused on quality teaching in high priority teaching areas.
- The TECE Special Education is located at Aspley Special School and focuses on teaching in special education programs.
- The TECE: STEM is located at Benowa State High School and focuses on improving teacher quality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related disciplines.
If you still have further questions, please email the TECE team. Alternatively, download the Teacher Education Centres of Excellence factsheet 274K. Accessible version 158K
Initial teacher education reforms
During 2016, all initial teacher education (ITE) programs will undergo a range of reforms aimed at strengthening the ITE programs and graduates. The reforms are across the following five key areas:
- Stronger quality assurance of teacher education courses.
- Rigorous selection for entry to teacher education courses.
- Improved and structured professional experience for teacher education students.
- Robust assessment of graduates to ensure classroom readiness.
- National research and workforce planning capabilities.
For more information about the ITE reforms, visit the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership website.
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