The STEM Teacher Education Centre of Excellence (TECE) offers a unique opportunity for talented and experienced science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals to kick-start a teaching career with the Department of Education and Training. This centre is part of a joint partnership between the DET and Griffith University which is driving reforms to improve the quality of teaching in all schools. It is one of one of six centres of excellence established in Queensland state schools. It's intent is to improve teacher quality.
Benowa State High School, Merrimac State High School and Helensvale State High School have partnered with Griffith University to increase the supply of high quality STEM teachers for Queensland state schools.
Griffith University’s graduate diploma of education students complete their professional experience in the centre’s innovative school-based program which equips them with the skills and knowledge required of contemporary teachers. The centre aims to produce graduates who are ‘classroom-ready’.
Dedicated and trained teacher mentors, who are recognised as experts in their field, will support the students throughout the program.
Successful graduates are awarded a postgraduate teaching qualification from Griffith University and are prioritised for permanent employment across the South East region in Queensland.
For information about the TECE and the STEM program please visit www.griffith.edu.au/education/benowa-teacher-education-excellence
Head of Mentoring
Phone: (07)5582 7333
TECE Graduates build leaders of tomorrow
Teacher Education Centres of Excellence (TECE) work in
partnership with school leaders, mentor teachers and universities to co-develop
high-quality teaching graduates for permanent employment across Queensland. The
program helps develop future leaders who build capability for teaching
excellence through innovation.
One graduate taking this lead is Dr Julien Grignon who completed the STEM TECE
program in 2013 and now teaches Science, Maths and French Immersion at Benowa
State High School. A marine biologist before enrolling in the TECE program, he
has taken the lead in a STEM in Action research project - the Gold Coast Kids
STEM Convention. This model of innovation has successfully increased student
engagement and participation in STEM and improved teacher confidence and
effectiveness in teaching STEM. Julien helps other schools build programs of
innovation in STEM by sharing this work at state symposiums and is facilitating
a DET Onechannel webconference on Tuesday 7 February.
Julien’s passion is to build on the success of his work to build confidence in
teachers embarking on STEM projects of innovation. He credits the TECE program
in his journey to become a state school leader for the future.