School of Education
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 27 weeks of professional experience (one of the highest in Australia). Our graduates are qualified to teach in all sectors of school including: Catholic, Government, Independent, Early Childhood Education and Day Care settings. 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 27 weeks of professional experience, this amount of experience in educational settings in Notre Dame Bachelor of Education programs is significantly more than at other universities. Placements in prior to school/early childhood settings and schools begin in Year Two where you are introduced to teaching and interacting with small groups of pupils and extends into Year Four where you complete an internship lasting 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 Pathways. Pathways 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 LANTITE and other exam preparation.
The School of Education aims to develop Australia’s next generation of outstanding educators and classroom teachers. To this end, we offer state-of-the-art facilities and resources including access to the St Benedict’s Library and the Early Childhood Room which simulates actual early childhood environments.