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Global Education

Perspective
The United States VS Australia
Created By: Erin Wagoner, Carly Collins, and Eh Bue Na

What is Global Education?


The heart of global education is enabling young people to
participate in shaping a better, shared future for the
world. Global education is a creative approach of bringing
about change in our society.

Contrasting American & Australian


Education
AMERICA
1. Elementary Education

AUSTRALIA
1. Primary and Secondary Education
2. Tertiary Education

2. Primary and Secondary


Education
3. Higher Education

3. Language of Instruction
4. Australian Qualifications Framework

Primary and Secondary Schooling


Australian

Student may attend the primary Student may attend the


primary school for seven or
school which is the most
eight years to start at
commonly called Elementary
kindergarten
school
Can attend for 5 or 6 years and Secondary school- 3 or 4
years, from year 7 to 10 or 8
then go to secondary school
to 10
Secondary school consists of
Senior secondary- school two
two programs
years, year 11 and 12
Middle school(Junior high
school)
High school
American

Grading System
AMERICA
Student needs to submit

academic transcripts, GPA as


part of application for admission
to University or College
Academic year
Higher education:
Undergraduate
Graduate in pursuit of a
masters degree
Graduate in pursuit of a
doctorate degree

AUSTRALIA
Academic year:
A higher educationBachelor, Master and
Doctoral Degrees
College or university
GPA

American Education
Schooling in America is similar throughout the country with slight
differences between states and territories. Education is required
between the ages of six and sixteen (year 1 to year 9 or 10). It is
12 years and divided into:
Primary school(aka Elementary School): 5-6 years, Kindergarten
through to year 6 or 7.
Secondary school: 3-4 years, years 7 to 10 or 8 to 10.
Middle school (aka Junior High School)
High School
High Education: College or university

Australian Education
Schooling in Australia is similar throughout the country
with slight differences between states and territories.
Education is required between the ages of six and sixteen
(year 1 to year 9 or 10). It is 13 years and divided into:
Primary school: 7-8 years, Kindergarten through to year
6 or 7
Secondary school: 3-4 years, years 7 to 10 or 8 to 10
Senior secondary school: 2 years, years 11 and 12
Tertiary education: Higher education (including
universities) and vocational education and training (VET)

Licensing & Certification


Requirements
Before you can teach, youll need to meet some certification and
licensing requirements
Obtain a bachelors degree
Complete a teacher preparation program, includes either an
undergraduate, masters, or alternative program
Get state or national certification to teach by completing all
requirements

Eligibility Requirements for Teachers


To teach in a public school or relief teaching you have to
meet the Department of Education's requirements
Posses a teaching qualification from an accredited
program or one that is recognized by the board
Must be registered with the teacher registration board
Meet the departments probity checks
In Australia, be an Australian or New Zealand citizen,
have permanent residency in Australia, or visa from
department of immigration and citizenship

Probity Checks

National police history check


Working with children check: a criminal check for those people
who work with children under the age of 18, ensures that no one
with a criminal record is hired for the childrens safety

Screening Clearance Number


Generated by the screening database once the national police check
has been cleared.
Applicant will receive a letter of clearance which includes SCN and date
of clearance.
A school cannot hire an employee without this

Teaching in Indiana
To become a teacher you must first:
Obtain a Bachelors Degree
Complete an approved teacher preparation program
Pass state-required tests
CPR/AED/Heimlich certification and suicide classes
State and federal background check
Fingerprint background check

Two levels of licensure


Initial Practitioner
Proficient Practitioner
Initial Practitioner: renewable, two year license for
first time teachers
Must complete Indiana Monitoring Assessment program which
is a two year mentored internship

Proficient Practitioner: renewable, five year license


to working teachers who have passed the IMAP

Testing Requirements
Pearson ES Developmental/Pedagogy exam
-basic skills test
Indiana CORE Academic Skills Assesment
-tests the knowledge in the areas wanting to be taught

Other Possible Jobs


(with an education major)

o Library Technicians
o Personal Care Aides
o Speech pathologists
o Law professors
o Training/ Management
o Historian
o Counter and Retail Clerks
o Food Service Managers
o Orthotists and Prosthetics

References
http://det.wa.edu.au/careers/detcms/workforce/careers/teachers-and-school-leaders/applying-forteaching-positions/eligibility-requirements-for-teachers.en?cat-id=14029115
Anonymous. (25 April 2015). Understanding the American education system. Study in the USA.
2015. Retrieved from http://www.studyusa.com/en/a/58/understanding-the-american-educationsystem
Australian Education System. Future Unlimited. Retrieved from
http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/australian-education
www.teach.org/teaching-certification
http://www.studyusa.com/en/a/58/understanding-the-american-education-system
Understanding the American Education System
UPDATE: April 21, 2015
"Australia Education Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/countryinfo/profiles/Australia/Education
"United States Education Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from
http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/United-States/Education