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Step into Teaching Scholarships

Posted on 12 Nov 2012

The Department of Education, Training and Employment offers Step into Teaching Scholarships to support high-achieving science and mathematics graduates who would like to make a difference in the lives of young Queenslanders by becoming a state high school teacher.

Through this program, suitably-qualified individuals will be supported to obtain teaching qualifications and begin their careers in the rewarding and well-regarded teaching profession.
About the program

The Step into Teaching Scholarships are offered annually to individuals who hold relevant tertiary qualifications and who are prepared to undertake a one-year Graduate Diploma in Education, (or an equivalent approved initial teacher education program), in at least one of the following high-demand, secondary curriculum areas:

  • Mathematics B and C
  • Chemistry
  • Physics.

After completion of the one-year, full-time study program, scholarship recipients who meet the teacher suitability requirements will secure permanent employment with the department. As beginning teachers, scholarship recipients will initially be appointed to a supportive rural or remote location, where they will have the opportunity to consolidate their skills and build a valuable experience base.

Step into Teaching Scholarship recipients receive:

  • $10,000 in financial support to undertake their studies
  • access to permanent employment with the deparment after graduation
  • assistance in securing professional experience placements
  • access to relevant departmental resources, networks and programs.

Scholarship applicants must have a strong commitment to becoming a high school teacher.

For full details about the scholarships, click here.

Source: Department of Education, Training and Employment Queensland Government


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