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    What is the best Uni for teaching?

    Hi , I've been wondering what is the best uni for teaching? (specifically for becoming an English teacher). Also, would like to teach at a catholic/private school.

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    Re: What is the best Uni for teaching?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chavo Libre View Post
    Hi , I've been wondering what is the best uni for teaching? (specifically for becoming an English teacher). Also, would like to teach at a catholic/private school.
    You have to be a good teacher in order to maintain your job (if your wanting to teach at a top private school)

    Any uni is good I guess, as long as you get the degree. Just factor in travel and what suits you best
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    Quote Originally Posted by faisalabdul16 View Post
    You have to be a good teacher in order to maintain your job (if your wanting to teach at a top private school)

    Any uni is good I guess, as long as you get the degree. Just factor in travel and what shits you best

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    Re: What is the best Uni for teaching?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chavo Libre View Post
    Hi , I've been wondering what is the best uni for teaching? (specifically for becoming an English teacher). Also, would like to teach at a catholic/private school.
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    Re: What is the best Uni for teaching?

    It really doesnt matter a great deal, but if teaching at a Catholic School is your aim, then Notre Dame or ACU would be your best bet because they have the closest ties to those schools.
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    Re: What is the best Uni for teaching?

    Quote Originally Posted by enoilgam View Post
    It really doesnt matter a great deal, but if teaching at a Catholic School is your aim, then Notre Dame or ACU would be your best bet because they have the closest ties to those schools.
    I actually do know someone who graduated from one of those unis and as a result their first line of work (for work experience too) was in a few different Catholic Schools.

    So I can vouch that this is actually true regarding the ties with those schools.

    However the person has never obtained anything more than temporary full time for about a year at different schools every year or year and a half. Not sure if that is related to a saturation of teachers at schools hence being unable to find permanent full time and only getting temporary or if its related to less experience or something else.

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    Re: What is the best Uni for teaching?

    Usyd is best but is 5years, unsw only 4 years and second best pretty much, rest are negligible

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    Re: What is the best Uni for teaching?

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    Re: What is the best Uni for teaching?

    Quote Originally Posted by anomalousdecay View Post
    However the person has never obtained anything more than temporary full time for about a year at different schools every year or year and a half. Not sure if that is related to a saturation of teachers at schools hence being unable to find permanent full time and only getting temporary or if its related to less experience or something else.
    There are too many teachers on the market at the moment (pretty much describes every profession).

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    Re: What is the best Uni for teaching?

    Quote Originally Posted by enoilgam View Post
    There are too many teachers on the market at the moment (pretty much describes every profession).
    Goes to show really that the uni you go to is one of the least important things in making you employable, unless its something particular (for example if you wanted to work in the defence force, you would go to ADFA or UNSW, or maybe this situation about Catholic school teaching where there are professional ties with the uni and workplace).

    In fact, on a side note, the only thing that should bring your attention to a particular uni is if it has better teaching quality/competition that you can see and the uni leads to more opportunities through professional ties with the workplace, or more cadetships on offer, etc.

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    Re: What is the best Uni for teaching?

    If you are thinking pay wise; this is according to one of my teacher's the pay scale between the different sectors ( On average)

    1)Private schools 2) State Schools 3) Catholic Schools
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    Re: What is the best Uni for teaching?

    Quote Originally Posted by enoilgam View Post
    It really doesnt matter a great deal, but if teaching at a Catholic School is your aim, then Notre Dame or ACU would be your best bet because they have the closest ties to those schools.
    I agree with this as well.

    I have a school friend studying at Notre dame and even in his first semester of uni he was out on work placement. Additionally, the majority of teachers from my high school (catholic) were from ACU.
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    Re: What is the best Uni for teaching?

    If you want to teach religious Catholic education then go to a Catholic university, as they are the only ones that offer those subjects.

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    Re: What is the best Uni for teaching?

    Apparently there is a shortage of economic teachers...
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    Re: What is the best Uni for teaching?

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    Apparently there is a shortage of economic teachers...
    Not exactly sure about this but there seems to be no shortage of social science teachers at my school. They usually end up doing odd jobs.

    Definitely a surplus of humanity geared teachers. I was speaking to a teacher who had only recently graduated uni and she claimed almost everyone she met was looking to enter either History, PE or Social Science. My school also seems to be constantly hiring Maths and Science teachers however, so there's that

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    Re: What is the best Uni for teaching?

    Quote Originally Posted by emilios View Post
    Not exactly sure about this but there seems to be no shortage of social science teachers at my school. They usually end up doing odd jobs.

    Definitely a surplus of humanity geared teachers. I was speaking to a teacher who had only recently graduated uni and she claimed almost everyone she met was looking to enter either History, PE or Social Science. My school also seems to be constantly hiring Maths and Science teachers however, so there's that
    Yes there is a surplus of humanity teachers -> commerce, legal, etc but few actual teachers with the capability of teaching economics.
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    Re: What is the best Uni for teaching?

    Quote Originally Posted by BLIT2014 View Post
    Yes there is a surplus of humanity teachers -> commerce, legal, etc but few actual teachers with the capability of teaching economics.
    My business studies teacher had first class honours in B Economics at UNSW and still wasn't able to teach eco because my principal currently holds that position (B Comm/Law)
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    Re: What is the best Uni for teaching?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chavo Libre View Post
    best uni for teaching? (specifically for becoming an English teacher). Also, would like to teach at a catholic/private school.
    Best unis for teaching secondary school - if you want to go straight into the Educational degree I recommend Macquarie as it has a really good reputation for undergraduate programs. Sydney's quite popular as well - same for the undergraduate but also things like post graduate diplomas or masters degrees in education. ANU and ACU would also be good as well

    I don't want to say this but I've done heaps of research on becoming a teacher, particularly in the independent sector (since I'm the most familiar with it,) and... There is always an oversupply of Primary school teachers, but now Secondary English/History teachers are becoming quite high in supply and low in demand. If you want to work at a private/catholic school you need to be prepared to work either casually or part time to build up your skills set and experience, (most likely in the public sector which isn't so bad but it's something you need to be prepared to do, but I guess it's the same for pretty much any teacher regardless of subject that they teach,) or work in rural or other areas where you would prefer to be somewhere different. You need to be willing to put your hand up for extra things such as camps, or coaching sport over the weekends.

    You need to be really good if you want to get a job at a top independent or catholic school soon - as you can imagine it's super competitive so you need to have loads of experience, references and proof that you're good at what you do. I'm the same - although I'd like to teach high school Mathematics we're in the same boat

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