Flinders University is one of the largest providers of education courses for teachers in South Australia. For Anthony Salerno, Flinders has given him the opportunity to pursue a passion for education, with a practical end goal in sight.
“I believe a teacher has the opportunity to enact significant change in the lives of their students, and I want to become a mentor that changes things for the better. I aspire to work in a secondary school once I graduate, but one day hope to become a principal”.
Flinders education degrees will help you take the first steps towards a career as an educator, with a wide range of potential employers, including childcare centres and kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, government education departments and private enterprise.
I am very passionate about things of interest to me, particularly science and english, and I believe that if I can express my interest in these topics, I can inspire someone else to take a deeper interest.
Flinders’ student mentoring program provides guidance and encouragement for first year students, while professional placement will allow you to put your new knowledge into practice in the classroom.
“My most influential experiences within the degree have been out on placement. I had the opportunity to establish positive relationships with students, which resulted in a more receptive and engaging classroom environment”.
Wherever your interests lie, there are myriad opportunities to turn your passion into a career in education at Flinders University.
Flinders stood out for me because as a university it seems to have placed a strong focus on developing their education courses. The academics are, for the most part, accomplished and have attained mastery within their respective fields.