The Queensland Government has announced that applications for the annual Step into Teaching scholarship program are now open.


State Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek urged final year maths, science or engineering students, and graduates with a career in one of those fields, to apply for one of the $10,000 scholarships to study to become a high school teacher.


“When we talk about an over-supply of teachers in Queensland, the one exception is the critical need for high school maths, physics and chemistry teachers, particularly in rural and remote locations,” Mr Langbroek said.


“Up to 25 scholarships will be available for study next year, but only to the highest achieving maths, science and engineering university graduates.


Mr Langbroek said successful applicants would complete a one-year post-graduate education program next year, before becoming eligible for teacher registration and possible school placement in 2014.


“Scholarship recipients will receive $10,000 each to assist with study and other expenses during the year of their initial teacher education program,” he said.


Applications close on 21 December 2012.


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