School resources

  • Book list

  • Handbooks

  • NESA Accredited Professional Development

    Heads of Professional Practice - LEAD LEVEL

    Cost: $400
    10 Hours: 6 Internal at The University of Notre Dame Australia, 4 Online
    Standards: 6.2.4, 6.3.4, 7.2.4, 7.4.

    It is envisaged that experienced lead teachers will undertake this course, teachers who are either a part of the leadership team in a school, or those that have the responsibility to coordinate the professional experiences of the teacher education students within that school. This course is designed to improve the supervision and mentoring of teacher education students completing their professional experience placements in line with the Framework for High Quality Professional Experience in NSW Schools.

    Supervising Teacher Education Students - HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED LEVEL

    Cost: $400
    20 Hours: Over the course of 10 weeks, all online
    Standards: 6.1.3, 6.2.3, 6.3.3, 7.2.3, 7.4.3

    This course is designed for teachers who are or will supervise teacher education students on their professional experience placements to improve the quality of the supervision and mentoring of teacher education students completing their professional experience placements in line with the Framework for High Quality Professional Experience in NSW Schools.

    Adaptive education for the inclusive classroom - HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED TEACHER

    Cost: $400
    45 Hours: 30 Internal at The University of Notre Dame Australia, 15 Online
    Standards: 1.1.3, 1.2.3, 1.5.3, 3.2.3, 4.1.3, 7.3.3

    In this course teachers will gain hands-on experience on how to promote positive social interactions, as well as positive attitudes towards students with diverse needs amongst all the students in their classes, including the parents of the child with disabilities and also the parents of the other children in the classes. This course will help teachers develop the skills and confidence to adapt the learning environment, planning and the curricula, and tailor teaching programs to meet the needs of a diverse range of students.

    If you would like more information about these courses please contact Sydney.Education@nd.edu.au

  • Advanced standing

    You may be eligible for Advanced Standing (exemption with or without credit) towards a course offered by the University if you have undertaken previous learning that is relevant, current (completed within the previous 10 years), and meets the learning or competency outcomes of a unit or course offered by the University. Previous learning that satisfies these requirements might have been formal or informal. The University applies the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as the basis for reviewing applications for Advanced Standing in Vocational Education and Training (VET) or Higher Education courses.

    For the courses offered by the School of Education, students have previously been successful in applying for advanced standing for units offered by this School based on providing evidence of successful completion of various formal learning at institutions that offer similar undergraduate education degrees. Please note that not all education units correspond to units offered by the School of Education. In order for advanced standing to be granted there must be significant alignment with unit descriptions, content and/or unit learning outcomes.

    The School of Education formally recognizes prior learning in the form of a Diploma of Child Services and Care in Course 3475 Bachelor of Education (Birth - Twelve Years). If you hold a Diploma of Child Services and Care you will automatically receive three units of advanced standing toward your course.

  • Calendars

  • Awards

    Early Childhood Award - Awarded to an outstanding graduate from the School of Education’s Bachelor of Education (Birth to Twelve Years) degree. The graduate demonstrates commitment to the Objects of The University of Notre Dame Australia and has the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) of all eligible students from the degree.

    Ursula Kolbe Award - Awarded to an outstanding graduate from the School of Education’s Bachelor of Education (Birth to Twelve Years) degree. The graduate demonstrates a high level of academic achievement, commitment to early childhood education and has achieved excellence in their theoretical and practical work.

    Primary Award - Awarded to an outstanding graduate from the School of Education’s Bachelor of Primary Education degree. The graduate demonstrates commitment to the Objects of The University of Notre Dame Australia and has the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) of all eligible students from the degree.

    MacKillop Award - Awarded to an outstanding graduate from the School of Education’s Bachelor of Primary Education (Religious Education) degree. The graduate demonstrates commitment to the Objects of The University of Notre Dame Australia and has the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) in courses that constitute the Religious Education major of all eligible students from the degree. The graduate has also shown a commitment to Religious Education.

    Secondary Award - Awarded to an outstanding graduate from the School of Education’s Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and Arts degree. The graduate demonstrates commitment to the Objects of The University of Notre Dame Australia and has the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) of all eligible students from the degree.

    Gonzaga Award - Awarded to an outstanding graduate from the School of Education’s Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and Arts degree with Religious Education accreditation. The graduate demonstrates commitment to the Objects of The University of Notre Dame Australia and has the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) in courses that constitute the Theology major or minor for all eligible students from the degree.

    Professional Experience Award - Awarded to an outstanding graduate from one of the School of Education’s pre-service teaching degrees. The graduate demonstrates outstanding commitment to rigour, pastoral care and reflective practice within their professional experience.

    Dean’s Honour - The recipient will be someone who, in the opinion of the Dean, demonstrates character qualities likely to have an enormously positive impact on the lives of students and the children he/she will teach.

    Christus Magister Award - Awarded to an outstanding graduate from one of the School of Education’s pre-service teaching degrees. The graduate demonstrates commitment to the University as a Catholic institution, as well as academic excellence throughout their academic degree. In addition, the graduate demonstrates a commitment to rigour and reflective practice within professional experiences, a willingness to be pastoral to students in schools and to their fellow pre-service teachers.

  • Future Teachers Scholarship

    The purpose of this Scholarship is to support tertiary students from second year to post graduate studies in the discipline of Education.

    For further information and for application details please visit the Teachers Mutual Bank website.

    See all scholarships here

  • International Immersion Programs

    The School of Education offers students a range of opportunities to participate in our International Service Learning Immersion Program.  Opportunities exist for students to travel and volunteer with various organisations in Kenya, India, Tanzania and Timor Leste, with future initiatives in Peru and Nepal. These international programs provide students with a unique opportunity to engage with children in developing communities, building on the value of education as a social justice issue.  The initiative embodies the Christian spirit of service to others and encourages students to develop solidarity with diverse people. Students, children and communities are all beneficiaries as a result of this initiative.  As a teacher education student these opportunities allow you to engage with global issues of inequity, understanding the importance of education as an equaliser and means to reverse the cycle of poverty.