Nineteen students graduated in April with the Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree through the University of Western Sydney’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Program.
UWS recognises the need for more Indigenous teachers in the classroom, and is committed to addressing this issue.
The development of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree program at UWS in 1984 was a strategic initiative of the university and has contributed to providing more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary teachers in the education system.
Students in the program can be current or non-current school leavers, mature-age parents who always wanted to be teachers, people with a desire for a career change, and Aboriginal education assistants and/or liaison officers wanting to become fulltime teachers.
Story courtesy of the Koori Mail
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For more information on the Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree, visit www.uws.edu.au/badanami