Charles Sturt University’s establishment in Canada has been received positively, with the University registering more than 800 expressions of interest in its new teacher education program since its announcement in mid February.
Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Australia will deliver its Bachelor of Primary Education Studies to students in Ontario from August 2005 and is one of the first foreign institutions to receive consent to operate as a University in the province.
The announcement received significant coverage in the Canadian media, positioning CSU as an enterprising and outward looking institution playing a positive role in the internationalisation of higher education.
CSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Goulter said the program had generated a tremendous amount of interest in the Ontario community.
“I am delighted with the positive response to the announcement of CSU’s approval to operate in Ontario and see it as further enhancing CSU’s international role and reputation,” Professor Goulter said.
CSU Dean of Education, Professor Bob Meyenn said the University is very happy with this “impressive response” adding, the University was now looking forward to the process of selecting the best 100 candidates for the new program.
“It is very satisfying that our efforts in gaining accreditation and consent to operate are paying off, and the response to date clearly demonstrates the community need for our program,” he said.
Due to the high level of interest in the program, information sessions will be held next month for prospective students. Professor Meyenn, Program Coordinator, Dr Pat Dickinson, and Head of the School of Education, Associate Professor Tom Lowrie will attend these sessions. They will be held on Thursday 21 April at Charles Sturt University, Ontario, Bay Area Learning Centre, 860 Harrington Court, Burlington.
Session times will be 9.00am -10.30am, 2.00pm -3.30 pm, and 7.30pm -9.00 pm.
Prospective students can register for these sessions here.