Study teaching

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Complete our field placements in education settings to gain invaluable practical experience with real students.

Why study education at QUT?

  • Be ready for the classroom with our up-to-date and relevant courses.
  • Gain experience during supervised field placements throughout your course.
  • Be prepared and encouraged all the way by our inspiring and supportive teachers.

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 one or two years. Our course will let you study educational and curriculum content to complement the knowledge from your previous qualification.

You can apply for one of our postgraduate degrees in the areas of:

  • early childhood
  • primary education
  • secondary education.

Flexible study options

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

Support for teaching success

We provide a range of support and mentoring services to help you make the most of your studies and provide the best opportunity for you to thrive in your new teaching career.

Choose the right course

If you want to become a teacher and already have an undergraduate degree, you can apply to study the Graduate Diploma in Education or Master of Teaching.

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.

Early childhood education

Our Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) lets you specialise in the education and development of children from birth to eight years, including Prep and the lower years of primary school (to Year 3).

You'll get extensive real-world experience through field placements in early childhood settings, like schools, kindergartens and childcare centres.

You'll be supervised by practising professional educators so you can get the confidence and expertise to be ready to teach.

Primary education

Our Master of Teaching (Primary) gives give you the knowledge and experience to teach primary school students from Prep to Year 6.

You'll be assigned to real schools to get experience in practising and applying your learning, supervised by professional educators.

Secondary education

Our Graduate Diploma in Education (Senior Years) gives you the skills and practical experience to teach all years of secondary school, from Year 7 to 12.

You'll become a qualified specialist in your chosen teaching areas, supported by leading academics in the field of education. This will guide your career and allow you to specialise in your teaching.

You'll complete field placements in real school classrooms, supervised by practising professionals. You may also be chosen for additional opportunities to spend more time in schools or other settings to gain extra experience.

Graduate ready to teach

Through the Stepping Out conference in the final year of your course, you can seek advice from education sector representatives to help you transition to your new teaching job.

Meet teaching standards

Our courses meet the professional teaching standards for graduate teachers of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and the Queensland College of Teachers.

They allow our graduates to work in Queensland or in other locations in Australia and overseas. Graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration, which lets you start working as a teacher.

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