Professional Experience Overview

Professional Experience is a major feature in James Cook University (JCU) initial teacher education program.

Bachelor of Education students have at least one professional experience placement in each year of the program while Master of Teaching and Learning and Graduate Diploma of Education students have at least three placement opportunities to prepare them for the teaching profession.

Professional experience placements are organised for students based on their nominated locations. Because JCU works closely with North Queensland and Far North Queensland school communities, students are usually placed in their preferred locations.

The program is aligned with the course structure to be progressively more complex in the professional learning activities as well as interaction with the school community.

Beginning teachers and site coordinators, this is your one-stop-shop for information and resources around work-integrated-learning, including professional experience, service learning and internships. You will also find your FAQs answered and find out what is expected of graduate teachers.

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For more information contact our Student Placement Program team.