Teacher Education Centres of Excellence

​Get a head start on your teaching career and secure employment while you're still studying.

Our Teacher Education Centre of Excellence (TECE) programs provide participants with mentoring and free high-quality professional development that compliments the final year of their initial teacher education program studies.

This is a program of teaching excellence*, supported by research to develop classroom-ready teachers for employment in state schools.

Interested applicants can apply online for selection into the following six TECE programs:

  • Kelvin Grove TECE is located at Kelvin Grove State College and focuses on improving teacher preparation in Prep to Year 12, with exposure to rural and remote placements.
  • Morayfield TECE is located at Morayfield East State School and focuses on preparing high-quality early career teachers, to be excellent pedagogical practitioners with a focus on literacy and numeracy and social disadvantage in high priority rural and remote locations.
  • Mount Stuart Cluster (Townsville/Cairns) TECE is located at both Oonoonba State School (Townsville) and Cairns West State School (Cairns) and is focused on quality teaching in rural and remote areas.
  • Logan City TECE is located at Mabel Park State School (Logan) and focuses on building capability, readiness and resilience of early-career teachers for Logan City state schools.
  • TECE Special Education is located at Aspley Special School and focuses on preparing teachers who are passionate about inclusive education for teaching students with disability.
  • Benowa TECE is located at Benowa State High School and focuses on improving teacher quality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), psychology and Senior English related curriculum areas.

What you receive

TECE participants are provided with:

  • access to quality mentoring and professional development
  • a permanent offer of employment in a Queensland state school (determined by regions and based on location and/or subject areas upon graduation)
  • eligibility to apply for scholarships and grants (Note: All scholarships and grants have specific eligibility criteria outlined in the online application).

Am I eligible?

To be considered for a TECE program you will need to be:

NOTE:  This program is for preservice teachers who are yet to gain their teacher qualifications.  If you already have your qualification, please refer to Apply to teach with us for information on applying for teacher employment in Queensland state schools.

How to apply

Apply now for 2018 Teacher Education Centre of Excellence (TECE) program

Enquiries and further information

 Please email the TECE team at TECE@det.qld.gov.au.

*Supported by key recommendations made by the Teacher Education Ministerial Group (TEMAG) in its December 2014 report, Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers.

Last updated 13 October 2017