1 March 2018
Teach For Australia is proud to have recently made Grad Australia’s 2018 list of Top 100 Graduate Employers at number 28, as the only non-profit organisation on the list. This represents a jump up 32 spots from last year, which we believe to be a result of the focus we place on delivering a challenging but hugely rewarding Leadership Development Program for our Associates.
The Grad Australia survey is conducted annually to identify career expectations and attractive employers for Australian university students and recent graduates. This year, 16,000 students and graduates were surveyed.
We are also pleased and humbled to be featured this year on the the Australian Associate of Graduate Employer’s (AAGE) Top 75 Graduate Employers list at number 46, also as the only non-profit- and education-related employer on the list.
Through Teach For Australia’s Leadership Development Program, Associates from diverse academic and professional backgrounds share and develop their leadership skills where they are needed most – as teachers in Australian secondary schools.
In Australia, children from the lowest income households are on average three years behind in school. Teach For Australia is an innovative non-profit organisation and part of a global movement dedicated to developing leadership in classrooms and communities to ensure all children achieve their potential.
Potential candidates must already have a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than Education, in order to bring their specific expertise and skills into the classroom.
Over two years, Associates teach in subject areas directly related to previous studies, regardless of if they have just graduated or are more than ten years out, and in accordance with the subject requirements of placement schools. Associates earn a Master of Teaching (Secondary)(Professional Practice) through ACU on an assisted scholarship, participate in targeted professional development that is tailored to experience and context, and receive one-on-one coaching and mentoring to accelerate personal, professional and academic growth.
Teach For Australia strives for the aspirations of students and families. The organisation aims to help tackle educational disadvantage—as a collective force of educators, advocates, entrepreneurs, policymakers, community members—through the two key levers that research shows impact students outcomes: teacher quality and leadership. In nine years, Teach For Australia has placed over 670 Associates into more than 150 schools, ultimately helping to change the lives of over 130,000 students.