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Just a quick question [Aug. 23rd, 2006|12:21 pm]
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I'm not actually a teacher, but my fiance is completing her TPC (TAFE equivalent of the HSC) and is planning on going into a teaching degree next year.

My question is... she is looking at doing either Primary education at Macquarie or Secondary at UWS Nepean. Does anyone have any advice that might be usefull to her? Or past exerience with these courses?


[User Picture]From: jungle_dread
2006-08-23 07:36 am (UTC)
I know it's not what was asked, but I would reccomend doing Primary education at UTS rather than Macquarie. It's a much more practical + relevant course than the Macquarie course. If it's a question of distance, the UTS education course is held at the Kuringai Campus - directly down the road from club Mac.
The Mac UNI classes aren't all primary ed specific.

I don't know much about the UWS course though so I can't say much regarding that class.
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[User Picture]From: apolyom_todd
2006-08-23 07:53 am (UTC)
Distance will be an issue... we're based in the Western Suburbs (just off the M7). She's keeping her options open though, ie she'll be applying for the courses in as many different uni's as possible and taking the best offer she gets
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[User Picture]From: alissha
2006-08-23 10:41 pm (UTC)
if she can handle distance education une - uni of new england do two teaching degree's via distance.

one of the only uni's that do this...

but yeah going to uni is probably easier..
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[User Picture]From: everandever
2006-08-23 08:40 am (UTC)
something to consider in secondary degrees, some unis get you to do it as two degrees, eg. bachelor of science, maths, whatever, then the 1 year teaching diploma - down side being that you don't actually get any in class student teaching experience untill the fourth and final year which is crap ifyou decide then you don't like it - worth checking that out if possible, you want as much in school experience as possible.

i did my primary degree at uws milperra, i hear they no longer offer it there, the courses were ok, not great, not terrible, but we did have in school experience every year.
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