School of Education, Sydney Campus
The School of Education produces passionate, classroom-ready teachers who are highly valued in a range of settings. Whether you choose to work in early childhood, primary or secondary education, we recognise that teaching is more than a profession – it is a vocation. All of our degrees are fully accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority. Additionally, The University of Notre Dame Australia is the only university in New South Wales to offer the International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in its undergraduate Primary and Early Childhood degrees,
At Notre Dame you will receive a personalised five-star education with approximately 30 weeks of professional experience (one of the highest in Australia). Our graduates are qualified to teach in Catholic, government and independent schools. With the support of leading educators and continuous in-depth mentoring, you will develop the skills to lead and inspire future generations.
Work Integrated Learning
With approximately 30 weeks of classroom placements, the amount of school experience in the Notre Dame Bachelor of Education (Birth to Twelve) program is significantly more than at other universities. Placements in schools begin in Year One where you are introduced to teaching by observing and interacting with small groups of pupils and extends all the way to Year Four where you complete an internship lasting for a full school term.
The School of Education offers in-depth mentoring from practising teachers and academics who are happy to provide you with guidance and answer any questions you may have. Academic support is also available through the Academic Support Office (ASO). The ASO runs regular workshop sessions which cover topics such as time management, essay writing and critical thinking, research and referencing, stress management, academic writing tips, language conventions, memory skills, and exam preparation.
The School of Education aims to educate and graduate Australia’s next generation of outstanding classroom teachers. To end this, we offer state-of-the-art facilities and resources including access to the St Benedict’s Library and the Education Early Childhood Room which simulates actual early childhood environments.