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What is the Morayfield Teacher Education Centre of Excellence (MTECE)?

MTECE is one of five Queensland Centres of Excellence established as part of the Improving teacher quality national partnership. The purpose of this Department of Education and Training initiative is to develop a new generation of highly skilled teachers and in turn enhance outcomes for students. The centre is partners with schools throughout Queensland, with a focus on schools in Low Socio-Economic Status (SES) settings.

For a complete overview of the centre for preservice teachers, download our Brochure for preservice teacher (DOC, 647 KB).

How can I get involved with MTECE?

If you are a highly motivated pre-service teacher in your third year studying any teacher education program at any university in Queensland, this opportunity is for you. Your application will be due in semester 1 of your third year for commencement with the centre at the beginning of your fourth and final year of study.

Application information can be downloaded from this site or is available by contacting the Head of Mentoring.

Your application will be considered by a panel on the basis of your eligibility and written responses in the first round of the process. You will then be contacted personally by the Head of Mentoring to discuss your application. If you are progressing to round 2 of the application process, a suitable interview time will be negotiated and the remainder of the process discussed.

What are the benefits of participating in the MTECE for me?

This exciting opportunity offers successful applicants a number of benefits over an extended period of time. When you are selected for enrolment in the Centre of Excellence, you will:

  • Gain valuable knowledge of Education Queensland systemic processes such as Curriculum into the Classroom.
  • Be prioritised for employment opportunities in state schools.
  • Be supported through your final year as a pre-service teacher and your transition to employment for the first two years as a beginning teacher by the Head of Mentoring as well as your own trained, experienced teacher mentor. 
  • Be assigned to a base school for extended clinical experience throughout your final year of study.
  • Be fully engaged in your mentor’s classroom and your base school’s daily operations.