It's important to ensure that all ITE graduates are equipped with both general, and more specific teaching skills. That's why the updated Accreditation Standards and Procedures require graduates of primary ITE programs to have a primary specialisation. New primary teachers will graduate with a broad range of teaching skills and knowledge as well as a deeper focus in a particular subject. The primary specialisation requirements are set out in Program Standard 4.4 in the revised Accreditation Standards and Procedures.
The primary specialisation guideline provides further clarity about the Program Standard. It includes additional information around fields of specialisation, assessment, program requirements, implementation and reporting.