Study primary education

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Complete real-world placements in the field to expand your knowledge and gain invaluable first-hand experience.

Why study primary education at QUT?

  • Get the knowledge and experience to teach primary school students from Prep to Year 6.
  • Study all key learning areas in the primary curriculum, guided by leading academics in the field of education.
  • Develop hands-on knowledge and experience to manage learning programs for students and cater to the needs of a range of students.

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Choose the right course

If you want to become a teacher and already have an undergraduate degree, you may be able to study the Master of Teaching (Primary).

If you're already a registered teacher and you want to specialise in a particular field of education, you may be interested in studying an education specialisation.

Fast-track your teaching career

If you've already completed a degree in a field other than education, you might be able to become a teacher in two years. Our course will let you study educational and curriculum content to complement the knowledge from your previous qualification.

Real-world teaching skills

This course gives you the ability to help your students develop thinking, learning and problem-solving skills, and covers important topics like:

  • curriculum content
  • teaching strategies
  • assessment and feedback
  • behaviour management.

You'll learn to effectively engage with stakeholders in school communities, including parents, colleagues and external community partners.

Real classroom practice

In each year of your course, you'll have regular opportunities to spend time in a school to get experience practising and applying your learning. In these professional placements, you'll work in real classrooms, supervised by professional educators.

Flexible study options

You can choose to study externally or on campus, either part time or full time. You'll be notified of your professional placements in advance so you can plan ahead.

Graduate ready to teach

Our courses prepare you to teach primary students from Prep to Year 6. You'll get extensive experience in these settings, and the vital skills and knowledge to succeed in your career.

Learn from the best

We are a national and international leader in education, with research-based expertise in learning and teaching. We combine outstanding academic programs with the latest knowledge from leading research to give you a strong career advantage.

We also offer a range of support services, mentor programs and scholarships to help you make the most of your university experience.

Career outcomes

Our course will prepare you to teach Prep to Year 6 in primary school. Your skills will also let you work in a variety of other careers, including as a community education officer or training developer.

Your qualification will also let you work in other locations in Australia and overseas.

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