Professional experience placements ensure graduates of ITE programs can demonstrate to employers they are ready for classrooms.
1. Graduate perceptions of how professional experience placements ensure classroom readiness of graduates
As reported in the 2019 ITE Data Report, a higher proportion of 2017 ITE graduates indicated their qualification prepared them for employment (undergraduate: 86%; postgraduate: 81%) in comparison to graduates from all higher education programs (for non-ITE programs – undergraduate: 69%; postgraduate: 75%). (p. III)
These figures are similar to the perceptions of 2016 ITE graduates reported in the 2018 ITE Data Report when 85% of undergraduates and 81% of postgraduates indicated that their qualification prepared them for the classroom. (p. XV).
2. Teacher employers perceptions of how professional experience placements ensure classroom readiness of graduates
For undergraduates, a higher proportion of employers were satisfied with 2017 ITE graduates’ performance; (87%) in comparison to graduates from all higher education programs (84%) (ITE Data Report 2019, p. 100).
For postgraduates, again a higher proportion of employers in 2017 were satisfied with the graduate's performance; (86%) in comparison to graduates from all higher education programs (82%) (p. 100).
Overall employer satisfaction with graduates, 2017
(Source: 2019, ITE Data Report, p. 100)
These figures are similar to the 2016 data, which indicated that employers were satisfied with 89% of undergraduates and 85% of postgraduates. (AITSL ITE data report 2018, p. 102).
When will we know more?
2018 data will be used as a baseline to measure against comparable data from successive years.