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Professional Experience

Professional Experience - Early Childhood
Professional Experience - Secon
Professional Experience - Secondary

The University of Tasmania is the sole provider of tertiary teaching qualifications in Tasmania and graduates are employed in educational settings throughout Australia and overseas. The School of Education is recognised as a quality provider of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research.

Each of the degree courses within the School of Education incorporates regular compulsory teaching and learning opportunities for preservice and in-service teachers in school settings. Professional Experience placements are sequential learning experiences designed to complement the pedagogical units and specialist studies completed as part of each degree course completed at UTAS.

Professional Experience is an integral part of preparing for a profession in education. It is a core requirement of our teaching degrees, a component that helps link theoretical studies to practice. Professional Experience aims to help prepare students for the multitude of roles in primary and secondary schools and early childhood environments and provides opportunities to develop professional communication skills and exposure to a variety of educational environments and workplaces to prepare for the profession.

Professional experience consists of supervised and assessed teaching practice undertaken over a substantial and sustained period that is mostly in Australia and mostly in a recognised school setting. The professional experience office aims to provide a diverse range of experience as practicable.

Professional Experience components of each program have a minimum number of days which must be completed: 80

Course Minimum Days
Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) 60
Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education, Science and Mathematics, Primary, Applied Learning) 80
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) 90