The National Association of Australian Teachers of the Deaf (NAATD) places a high value on teacher practicum experiences as part of their Teacher of the Deaf training. Membership to the NAATD will require graduates to have completed sixteen (16) days of teacher practicum experience or equivalent as part of their training program in a range of educational settings. There is an additional requirement that eight (8) of these days of practicum experience be in one location.
This requirement will be applied to all Teachers of the Deaf seeking membership with a graduation date of 2016 or after.
Teachers of the Deaf with a graduate date of 2018 or after will have the additional expectation that this practicum experience will be assessed against the Graduate Statements in the Teacher of the Deaf Elaborations to the Professional Standards for Teachers.