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Graduate Program

About the Program

At Kildare, we support not only the learning of our students, but the professional development of our staff.

Our Kildare Graduate Program is designed to assist Early Career Teachers (ECTs) in transitioning into competent, capable, confident and dynamic professionals, with the support of their teacher mentor at Kildare.

For ECTs, there is an enormous amount of learning that occurs during the first three years. Our Graduate Program is designed to assist ECTs transition into competent, capable and dynamic professionals. 

The Program Framework

Kildare College's Graduate Program is a research-based, innovative and high-impact approach that supports Early Career Teachers (ECTs) transition to competent, capable and dynamic professionals. The program's foundation is built upon the College's Core Values, extensive research and is aligned with the AITSL framework, enabling graduates to develop their pedagogical knowledge and skills consistently and sequentially. 

The program has been developed by teaching staff with expertise across different learning areas, who have identified eight key themes and four focus areas as critical to effective induction.  

The program has been highly effective in developing graduates' confidence and competence as teachers, encouraging them to take calculated risks and continuously improve their teaching practice.

The Program Framework

Strength and Gentleness