High-achieving teachers go back to school

Master of Clinical Teaching graduates from Diocese of Sale (Supplied)

More than 60 teachers from Catholic schools in the Sale Diocese are among the first graduates of a trail-blazing master's degree at the University of Melbourne. Source: Catholic Education Diocese of Sale.

The Master of Clinical Teaching is designed for high-achieving teachers dedicated to advancing their education practice. The program is the only one of its kind in Australia and draws on cutting-edge research to help educators tailor their approach and achieve the best possible learning outcomes for each student.

The teachers who recently graduated from the innovative course come from Catholic schools across the diocese.

Jeana Kriewaldt, course coordinator for the Master of Clinical Teaching, said the degree uses the latest knowledge to help teachers improve their classroom practices.

The University of Melbourne is proud to partner with the Catholic Education Office in Sale, as the partnership has enabled system growth,” Dr Kriewaldt said.

“With several teachers in the same school studying together or in subsequent cohorts, they support each other and are able to innovate in school practices. This has multiplier effects, with schools across the system sharing new ideas too.

“The graduates reported that the learning enhanced their capacity to think more deeply about how language underpins literacy, to identify their strengths and how to enhance their literacy practices. This, in turn, enabled them to improve learning in their school.”

Maria Kirkwood, director of Catholic Education for the Diocese of Sale, congratulated the graduates and said that their expertise would have a positive impact on local schools.

“Initiatives such as our partnership with the University of Melbourne to deliver the Masters of Clinical Teaching are integral to our commitment to strengthen the teaching capability in every Catholic school in our diocese,” Ms Kirwood said.

“Our role is to support schools and teachers to adopt expert teaching practices, to enable every student to achieve their full potential.

“The outcomes we’re seeing from the master's program are very encouraging, and I am pleased that another large cohort of teachers from schools in the Catholic Diocese of Sale is currently progressing through the course.”

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