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Qualify as a teacher in nine months at CSU

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Ontario is offering a final opportunity for students to train to be a teacher in just nine months. From September 2015, new government rules will mean that anyone interested in becoming a teacher in Ontario will have to complete a two-year training program. But Program Director for the Bachelor of  Primary Education Studies (BPES) at CSU in Ontario, Ms Paige Bennett said there's still time to enrol for condensed teacher education, to finish in May next year. "There is a significant advantage, both financially and time wise, to completing your teacher training in nine months," she said. "Many of our teacher candidates are changing careers and they want the flexibility and proximity that attending a local campus provides. Our graduates are highly regarded by the local school boards and the proof is that our alumni are getting teaching jobs even in this competitive market." Classes for CSU's Bachelor of Primary Education Studies (BPES) through the School of Education begin on Monday 18 August 2014 and finish on Friday 6 May 2015. Applications for the program are being received until Tuesday July 15 and can be lodged online. "The application process takes into consideration academic achievement and work with children along with youth and other related professional experiences," said Ms Bennett. The University is hosting an information session on Thursday 22 May from 7pm at CSU in Ontario, 860 Harrington Court, Burlington. CSU also offers a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies and Master of International Education (School Leadership).

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