Master of Teaching student, Kim Nguyen, has secured a 12 month employment contract with Caroline Chisholm Catholic College in Braybrook.
Kim, who will graduate at the end of this year, is part of the Catholic Teacher Education Consortium (CTEC) cohort and commenced his postgraduate studies with ACU after completing a Bachelor of Science degree at Monash University. Kim’s teaching methods of science and religious education will see him teach VCE biology, chemistry and religious education at Caroline Chisholm in 2018.
Kim, who has a strong Catholic background, said he joined the CTEC program in the hope that he would meet and journey with like-minded pre-service teachers, as well as find placements in schools that value Catholic education. And he did just that, securing a placement this year at Thomas Carr College and at Mount St Joseph Girls’ College in 2016.
The CTEC project commenced in 2013 aiming to recruit and nurture an initial cohort of 30 pre-service teachers to meet the growing demand for teachers in Catholic schools across Melbourne’s northern and western suburbs. The program is available to all pre-service teachers undertaking the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts and the Master of Teaching, with the current cohort made up of 55 students.