Thank you for your commitment to, and participation in, our Professional Experience program. Our ongoing partnerships with key schools across NSW provide invaluable opportunities for our teacher education students to meet the Australian Professional Standard for Teachers at the Graduate level and are fundamental to the development of the next generation of Australian teachers.

We see Professional Experience as a critical vehicle for integrating theory and practice. What our teacher education students learn at university is realised through experience in schools and classrooms, and in turn, informs and anchors our programs. For this process to fulfil its potential, it is vital that we build shared understandings and expectations with all our partners in the professional growth of the next generation of teachers.

Please take the time to read the Overview of Professional Experience carefully. We hope the information provided is informative and clear, but please don’t hesitate to contact our Professional Experience Office if you need clarification. We are confident our teacher education students are committed to gaining the most from their time in schools and that, with your support, they will be ready for the challenges of professional teaching.

Professor Kim Beswick
Head of School
School of Education
UNSW Australia

UNSW Professional Experience Handbook

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