SCU popular with wannabe teachers

SOUTHERN Cross University is bursting with students studying to be school teachers.

The School of Education has a growing reputation for excellence, which is reflected in enrolments - 940 chose to study courses in education.

And numbers are on the increase. Since 2005, enrolments across secondary, primary and early childhood teaching courses have increased by 160 per cent.

“Enrolments have increased because of the high-quality courses we offer and the excellent support systems we have in place for students doing their practicum,” School of Education professional experience co-ordinator Dr Katie Weir said.

“Students also see the university as their first choice because it is more affordable for them to study in a regional area while studying to get a secure job in the current economic climate; they think it's a stable career path.”

And Jessica Woolfe 19, from Alstonville is a great example.

She is studying to be a primary school teacher.

“I chose to study here because it's the best teaching degree I know of, it's got a great reputation,” she said.

“I love it here, it's in a great location and I know I will be able to get a job when I graduate.”

For more information, call SCU on 1800 626 481.

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