One for the Books; SCU A[euro][approximately]supergrad' Chalks Up Permanent Teaching Position

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Duration: Four years

Areas of study: Teaching and learning, professional practice, behaviour management, understanding children and young people, special education, Aboriginal education, information and communications technology

Career opportunities: Graduates may pursue employment as a primary school teacher, after-school care co-ordinator, tutor, community / environment / outdoors educator, or education officer with various organisations, including the armed services.

MARIE Maxted is what the Department of Education might refer to as a supergrad.

She's the first of SCU's final year Bachelor of Education (Primary) students to gain a permanent teaching position.

Even better, she's just round the corner at Lismore Heights Public School, not the back of Bourke where most young teachers are sent to cut their teeth.

This new teacher actually had a first career in academia before she realised teaching youngsters was her main game.

It was when she worked as a teacher's aide for 18 months in Tuntable Falls Community School she discovered her true passion. …


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