The teaching landscape is rapidly changing. In 2021, it was forecast that NSW had a pressing need to recruit a minimum of 11,000 teachers by 2031**. This demand for educators is further underscored by recent developments in New South Wales, where teachers will soon be the highest-paid in the nation, with top-of-the-scale teacher salaries increasing to $122,100***.
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Studying a master’s degree in teaching at Excelsia College combines theoretical and practical knowledge. With small class to teacher ratios, you are nurtured on your unique educational journey. You learn not only academic training and theory but also pastoral support, opening opportunities to work within Christian, Catholic, independent and public school contexts.
Fully equipped for future employment in personalised learning environments
Explore Christian pedagogy for practical classroom use
Gain real-world exposure through internship placements
Apply previous bachelor’s degree studies as well as non-academic experience
Dr Daniel Johnston has almost 20 years’ experience in higher education across a range of institutions including Sheffield Hallam University, The University of Notre Dame, The University of Sydney, the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), and Macquarie University. He holds a PhD in Performance Studies (The University of Sydney) and MA (Cantab) in Philosophy (University of Cambridge). He is the author of Phenomenology for Actors: Theatre-Making and the Question of Being (Bristol: Intellect) and Theatre and Phenomenology: Manual Philosophy (London: Palgrave).
Starting from 9 October 2023, junior teachers starting salary will be $85,000 (an increase of 10k) and those at the top of the scale will increase from $113,042 to $122,100***. There is a lot of growing potential in this industry, both financially and personally. There is also the flexibility to work anywhere across Australia.
We all remember those teachers who had a positive impact in our lives. Beyond imparting knowledge and academic skills, teachers serve as mentors and help to shape our values, character, and a lifelong thirst for knowledge. Leave your legacy and create a lasting impact on the next generation.
‘I chose to study at Excelsia as it allowed me the flexibility of travelling and working overseas while completing my studies in my own time, with no locked in online weekly classes to attend and content delivered up front so you could work through the course at your own pace.’
‘I felt a strong connection to both staff and my peers and this spurred me on in my calling to become an educator. Excelsia’s feedback during my practicum placements was invaluable for developing my reflective thinking practice’
**New South Wales Teachers Federation. (2021). New research shows thousands of additional teachers needed in NSW. https://www.nswtf.org.au/news/2021/04/20/new-research-shows-thousands-of-additional-teachers-needed-in-nsw/
***New South Wales Teachers Federation. (2023). Historic boost to NSW teachers’ pay will tackle teachers shortage. https://www.nswtf.org.au/news/2023/09/09/historic-boost-nsw-teachers-pay-will-tackle-teachers-shortage/