you created to be a teacher, a principal, a leader?
We believe that the next generation needs the loving example of Christian teachers. The unique and tangible expression of our teacher training is in the encounter between a child seeking Christ and the heart of the Christian teacher. Here at AC, we offer initial teacher training, professional development, and continuing training for educational leadership, along with international and research opportunities.
- Diploma of Arts
- Diploma of Ministry (Leadership)
- Bachelor of Education (Primary)
- Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
- Graduate Certificate of Education*
- Graduate Certificate of Education (Leadership)*
- Master of Education*
- Master of Education (Leadership)*
- Master of Leadership
- Master of Philosophy
- Master of Teaching (Primary)
- Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Our Centre for Future Schooling (CFS) is pioneering innovative, research-centred programs, that elevate the quality and mission if the Christian schooling sector. These research programs emphasise staff and student wellbeing, next generation leadership formation, and new schools planting. You can read more about CFS research opportunities and research news at Crucis.
Our initial and continuing Teacher Education programs can act as the springboard for your aspirations to see the world – work with our partners in the USA (such as Dallas Baptist University) and the UK (Liverpool Hope University) to continue your education from other perspectives, or take a practicum or exchange program at a school in Asia, the Pacific, Africa or the USA. AC Education has a global vision.
You can gain employment in primary and high schools (faith-based, government and non-government schools), not-for-profit and mission-focused organisations, community service-oriented programs, and positions that require research skills and critical thinking. Additionally, you may progress further in your studies through Masters studies and up to a PhD in education.
Launched in 2019, AC provides professional development endorsed by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for Teachers Maintaining Accreditation at the proficient level. You can undertake these PD days at the AC Sydney Campus or we can provide in-school training. Want to take something new and fresh back to your classroom? Head to our Professional Development Page for more information.
Initial teacher training
AC embeds all our primary and high school teacher education
students in exceptional, formative school cultures so your heart can be
nurtured under inspiring mentors, and so that you can gain classroom experience
from the beginning of your study. We call this “The Hub” model and it’s
based on applying the internationally renowned and best-practice Clinical
Teaching Model (CTM) within a learning ecology called a ‘Teaching School’. The
Hub, turns the tables and flips the classroom. You have access to
micro-teaching workshops, short and long periods of practice in schools, and
opportunities for observation, working with small groups of children and
gradually increasing responsibility, until you are classroom ready. Many
students enter paid cadetships, and are in the classroom from virtually the
first day of their candidature.
Admission to one of our initial teacher education awards,
Bachelor of Education (Primary), Master of Teaching (Primary) and Master of
Teaching (Secondary), is effectively admission into the profession of teaching.
As such, AC must apply the new national selection guidelines for initial
teacher education (ITE) programs. AC applies these selection guidelines fairly
while recognising the uniqueness and individuality of each applicant. In addition
to demonstrating academic capabilities, applicants will need to possess the
right personal qualities, which are pre-requisites to becoming effective
teachers, including strong interpersonal and communication skills, a
willingness to learn and the motivation to teach. These qualities are assessed
through a pre-admission interview with the Program Director.
Note: The National Institute for Christian Education (NICE) delivers the Graduate Certificate of Education, Graduate Certificate of Education (Leadership), Master of Education and Master of Education (Leadership) on AC’s behalf. Please visit https://www.nice.edu.au/ for more information.